OSHA News Releases – Standards and Guidance

November 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Alerting Employers to Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections

October 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Respiratory Protection Guidance For Long-Term Care Facilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Using Tight-Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirators Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

September 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work

August 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised Final Beryllium Standards For Construction and Shipyards

July 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revised Rule Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues the Final Beryllium Standard For General Industry

June 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Keep Stockroom And Loading Dock Workers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA and CDC Issue Guidance to Help Agriculture Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert on Social Distancing To Keep Employees Safe at Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Guidance to Help Construction Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 2020

  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA and CDC Issue Interim Guidance To Protect Workers in Meatpacking and Processing Industries
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Additional Respirator Guidance for Healthcare during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Considers Employer’s Good Faith Efforts When Enforcing Compliance During Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Enforcement Guidance For Recording Cases of COVID-19
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Expands Temporary Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing to All Industries during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Guidance for Respirators Certified under Other Countries’ Standards During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 2020

  • - OSHA News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

February 2020

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Amendments and Technical Corrections to OSHA Standards

October 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revisions to OSHA’s Beryllium Standards to Protect Construction and Shipyard Workers

September 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revisions to OSHA’s Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyards
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants

August 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

May 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Requests Information on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Issues Rule to Revise Requirements in Safety and Health Standards

March 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

January 2019

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers
  • - OSHA National News Release - U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions on Controlling Silica in General Industry

December 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Revise Beryllium Standard for General Industry

November 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

August 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Posts New Frequently Asked Questions and Videos on OSHA Standard for Controlling Silica in Construction
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Extends Some Compliance Dates For General Industry Beryllium Standard

July 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - The Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information
  • - OSHA Trade Release - The Department of Labor Plans to Propose Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information
  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Comments on Proposal Regarding Railroad Construction Equipment in Cranes and Derricks Construction Standard

June 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified to Safely Operate Equipment

May 2018

  • - OSHA Trade Release - U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Proposed Extension of Some Beryllium Standard Compliance Dates
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified To Safely Operate Equipment
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Announces Delayed Enforcement of Certain Provisions of the Beryllium Standard
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA Issues Direct Final Rule Revising Beryllium Standard For General Industry

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 - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - 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
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers' protection from the dangers of 'respirable' silica dust

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 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Isaac cleanup