Proposed OSHA Fall Protection Regulations: And Then We Wait…

Nearly two years ago, I provided a webinar on the proposed changes to the OSHA 1910 general industry fall protection regulations.  Although our participants had a lot of questions, the most common one was, “When do you think the new regulations will be passed into law?” My answer today is the same as it was […]

New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Are Coming

The proposed changes to OSHA’s general industry fall protection regulations (29 CFR 1910) stand to have a major impact on how fall protection is implemented for maintenance activities.  Because of the potential effect this has on fall protection programs, LJB is monitoring the developments of this process closely.  We will continue to provide updates as […]

OSHA Focuses on Regulation Changes

The proposed OSHA 1910 regulations have many in the safety industry buzzing.  Still, many (including me) are wondering about the likelihood of these changes coming to fruition, considering that previous proposals have been left unconfirmed.  This week, OSHA released positive news on this front.  The organization will be hosting an informal pubic hearing in Washington […]

Webinar Polls Provide Thought-Provoking Results

During our recent webinars on the proposed changes to OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910 regulations, we engaged in meaningful dialogue with other safety professionals on the potential impacts of these changes.  Many different issues were discussed, and we will continue to comment on relevant topics through the blog.  Following is a quick list of the results […]

Proposed OSHA Changes Can Do More

In May, OSHA released proposed changes to the 29 CFR 1910 general industry regulation, which would revise the existing walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment standards.  The proposed rules more directly recognize that personal fall protection systems can provide an effective means of employee protection.  The proposal also adds new specific performance and use requirements […]

OSHA Regulatory Priorities

OSHA recently published its Fall 2009 Regulatory Priorities document.  Once again, proposed 1910 subpart D&I made the list of priorities.  Hopefully, it will come out this time so that the outdated regulations will become more in step with the current safety market. The relevant excerpt from the OSHA publication is shown below as well as […]