OSHA News Releases – Standards and Guidance

 

November 2017

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

August 2017

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

June 2017

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes to delay compliance date for electronically submitting injury, illness reports
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department’s OSHA publishes proposed rule on beryllium exposure

April 2017

March 2017

January 2017

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor issues final rule to lower beryllium levels, increase workplace protections to reduce health risks

December 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistance
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends deadline for comments on proposed rule to improve provisions in its standards

November 2016

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA issues final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements

October 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA proposes rule to improve provisions in its standards

March 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule
  • - OSHA National News Release - El Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. anuncia una regla definitiva para mejorar la proteccion de los trabajadores ante los peligros del polvo de silice cristalina respirable

January 2016

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA reschedules public hearing on proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium

November 2015

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA seeks public comment as it updates Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

August 2015

June 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes guide to restroom access for transgender workers

May 2015

  • - OSHA National News Release - Confined spaces rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries and reduce life-threatening hazards

April 2015

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA updates guidance for protecting healthcare and social service workers from workplace violence

March 2015

  • - OSHA National News Release - Labor Secretary announces bulletin on preventing green tobacco sickness
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period for managing hazardous chemical exposures in workplace
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards

February 2015

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on protecting workers from silica exposure during countertop manufacture and installation

June 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues hazard bulletin to safeguard tree care workers
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA schedules stakeholder meeting to consider proposed standard to protect safety, health of emergency responders

April 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces that the final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution has been published in the Federal Register
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution

March 2014

February 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to close on March 10
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues proposed rule to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

January 2014

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

December 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety

November 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor announces rules to update regulations and decrease burden on businesses
  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses

October 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA extends comment period on proposed silica rule to provide additional time for public input

August 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces proposed rule to protect workers exposed to crystalline silica
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA withdraws proposed rule to amend On-site Consultation Program

July 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical

June 2013

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA and Canadian health department sign Memorandum of Understanding to align hazard communication standards

May 2013

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues final rule to broaden exemption for digger derricks in its Cranes and Derricks standard

April 2013

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires

January 2013

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of carbon monoxide exposure

December 2012

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA requests recommendations to update its construction industry standards

September 2012

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA provides expanded information on variance procedures

August 2012

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al público y a los trabajadores de recuperación a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracán Isaac
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. insta al público y a los trabajadores de recuperación a protegerse contra los riesgos durante la limpieza del huracán Isaac
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Isaac cleanup

June 2012

  • - OSHA National News Release - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on ensuring workers in hydraulic fracturing operations have appropriate protections from silica exposure

April 2012

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corporation's SR-100 Self-Contained Self-Rescuer

March 2012

November 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - New tire charts will help workers safely service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities

October 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes new educational materials on protecting workers from hazards found in laboratories
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes new educational materials on working safely during trenching operations

September 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries

August 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues hazard alert on the dangers to workers of incorrectly rebuilt circuit breakers
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Delaware recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Greater Philadelphia area recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA and North Carolina's OSH urge recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Agencias OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. y de Puerto Rico urgen a trabajadores de recuperación y al público protegerse de riesgos durante la recuperación y limpieza después del huracán Irene
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Agencias OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. y de Puerto Rico urgen a trabajadores de recuperación y al público protegerse de riesgos durante la recuperación y limpieza después del huracán Irene
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues hazard alerts on dangers of worker engulfment and suffocation in grain bins

July 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA revises directive for reducing, eliminating hazards in commercial diving operations
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA issues hazard alert on the dangers of using scissor lifts to film events

June 2011

May 2011

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA announces final rule to reduce employer burdens by removing outdated requirements, streamlining and simplifying standards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA slide presentation shows employers how to protect residential construction workers from falls
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches national survey on employers' safety and health practices to help guide future rules, compliance, outreach
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor issues final rule to protect shipyard workers

April 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - New OSHA injury prevention sheet advises shipyard industry employers, workers of hazards involved in rigging
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA document describes methods to help prevent injuries, deaths among residential construction workers

March 2011

  • - OSHA Trade Release - New guidance documents explain importance of testing in reducing, preventing worker exposure to respiratory hazards
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Yonkers, NY, colapso de andamio muestra que la protección contra caídas salva vidas La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. les recuerda a los empleadores y a los trabajadores que
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - Yonkers, NY, scaffold collapse shows that fall protection saves lives, US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers and workers

January 2011

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on occupational noise
  • - OSHA Media Advisory - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7

December 2010

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers
  • - OSHA Media Advisory - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
  • - OSHA Media Advisory - The Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2010 Regulatory Agenda on Dec. 20
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor determines it will not adopt an SDoC system
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA extends comment period to March 21, 2011, announces stakeholder meeting on noise control interpretation

November 2010

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA reissues Shipbreaking National Emphasis Program and updates Shipyard PPE directive to include PPE Payment
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA will hold informal public hearing on proposed rule to prevent worker injuries on walking-working surfaces
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages major retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during Black Friday, other sales events

October 2010

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA seeks comments on its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure controls

July 2010

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA publishes final rule on cranes and derricks in construction
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA review project eliminates outdated requirements,brings standards up-to-date

June 2010

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold additional stakeholder meetings on worker injury and illness prevention rule

May 2010

  • - OSHA Trade Release - Amended Steel Erection standard improves highway construction worker safety
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries from slips, trips and falls on walking-working surfaces
  • - OSHA Trade Release - Requirement for protecting workers from hexavalent chromium exposure now a final rule
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA bloodborne review looks at standard's value in protecting workers
  • - OSHA Trade Release - Review of OSHA's Methylene Chloride standard shows value to worker protection