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Osha Changes- And Updates In 2014


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Creative Safety Supply takes a look at upcoming changes and proposals that are in the works for the safety industry.

This forward looking document points out various arenas where change is coming and what it might mean to employers, contractors and manufacturers, regarding their workers and the level of safety that is currently offered.

While many of these topics are a moving target, some of them having been in the works for several years, OSHA is very close to finalizing or vastly improving their status. What does OSHA Stand for? learn more with this article.

This slideshow also includes footnotes letting you know when certain target dates have been identified, as well as when proposals are expected to be made and moved on.

The safety of your employees and workers is an extremely important issue and it never hurts to stay in tune with how laws and regulations might be impacting your business, and the lives of your workers.

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Osha Changes- And Updates In 2014

  1. 1. 1-866-777-1360 OSHA What’s Coming in 2014 What To Look for In Your Industry
  2. 2. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 In an ongoing effort to keep up with the rapidly changing occupational hazards, OSHA focuses their efforts on specific areas each year. OSHA continues to improve The following ten subjects are either currently being reviewed, or are on the schedule for a close review later within 2014.
  3. 3. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Construction workers often have to work in confined spaces in order to complete the job. An update was required because previous OSHA rules regarding work in confined spaces did not apply to construction sites. Confined Spaces in Construction *The final OSHA ruling for confined spaces in construction was put into place in February, 2014.
  4. 4. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Injury and illness recording and reporting guidelines will be updated/improved in 2014. Changes will utilize modern technologies and allow digital reporting. More stringent reporting requirements - employers must report work related hospitalizations, fatalities and amputations within 24 hours. Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting *This ruling has not been finalized yet.
  5. 5. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 This change would require many organizations to make significant changes to their reporting structure. This initiative similar to the previous initiative: Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting * Public meetings have been held and the passing of this initiative looks favorable in 2014. Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Record-keeping Data
  6. 6. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Current safety standards addressing electric power transmission and distribution are nearly 40 years old. If a new set of rules passes, it will specifically address foot protection requirements for those working with electrical power transmission, and also include an update to aerial lift fall protection. * No finalized rule date, although a decision is expected sometime in the first half of 2014. Electric Power Transmission and Distribution – Electrical Protective Equipment
  7. 7. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 If proposed standards are implemented they will incorporate personal fall protection systems into 29 CFR 1910.23, which covers both walking and working surfaces. New technologies are now available to help protect employees who work with ladders or other equipment at heights. * Final rule is expected to go through in June of 2014. Slips & Falls – Personal Fall Protection Systems
  8. 8. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Crystalline Silica is dangerous substance often found in construction sites as it is found in every type of rock formation, it is used ceramics, glass and many other materials. OSHA is proposing a reduction in the permissible exposure limit to 8-hour time-weighted average of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air. * Public hearings are still being held, a decision is expected later in the year. Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
  9. 9. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 The proposal will require employers to develop a formalized injury and illness prevention program (I2P2). * Public hearings will begin after September 2014, but it is doubtful that OSHA will be able to get everything completed and approved within 2014. Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
  10. 10. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Need a new or updated rule regarding the safety guidelines associated with combustible dust. Combustible dust has been a confirmed cause of many major explosions which have resulted in fatalities in the past. OHSA estimates it will cost over $100 million to implement a new rule. Combustible Dust *Still on the roster for 2014, but no official dates have been set.
  11. 11. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 Proposal would extend the enforcement date out for crane operator certification by three years. * OSHA is pushing forward with crane operator safety in 2014, however, the full completion is a longer term goal. Crane Operator Certification
  12. 12. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 The new standard would update and replace the 1999 guidelines, and greatly reduce the permissible exposure limits to Beryllium. * OSHA is set to issue a proposed rule which will regulate the occupational exposure to beryllium in April of 2014. Exposure to Beryllium
  13. 13. OSHA Changes in 2014 1-866-777-1360 OSHA is always struggling to focus their limited resources on the most important workplace hazards. When OSHA releases a list of the areas where they will be focusing over the course of a year, it helps to get things done efficiently, and also helps businesses to know what types of changes can be expected. 2014 and Beyond
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