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• Publication Date: 06/19/1984
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 49:25082
• Standard Number: 1908
• Title: Consultation Agreements; Final Rule
• Abstract: In this final rule, OSHA is revising a significant portion of its regulation governing Cooperative Agreements between OSHA and State agencies whereby such agencies provide consultation assistance to employers. The revised regulation provides for broadening the scope of consultative activities by shifting the focus from simply the identification and correction of specific workplace hazards to a concern for the effectiveness of the employers' total management system for ensuring a safe and healthful workplace. The regulation also expands the scope of service by allowing offsite consultation as well as training and education of employers and employees. In addition, the regulation provides an exemption from general schedule OSHA inspections for employers meeting specified conditions. The revised regulation is intended to further the Agency's goal of achieving a balanced mix of program activities by strengthening, encouraging and assisting voluntary employer and employee safety and health efforts. This regulation is effective July 19, 1984 except for 1908.7(b)(4) which is effective August 20, 1984.

Abstract:

In this final rule, OSHA is revising a significant portion of its
regulation governing Cooperative Agreements between OSHA and State
agencies whereby such agencies provide consultation assistance to
employers. The revised regulation provides for broadening the scope
of consultative activities by shifting the focus from simply the
identification and correction of specific workplace hazards to a
concern for the effectiveness of the employers' total management
system for ensuring a safe and healthful workplace. The regulation
also expands the scope of service by allowing offsite consultation
as well as training and education of employers and employees. In
addition, the regulation provides an exemption from general schedule
OSHA inspections for employers meeting specified conditions. The
revised regulation is intended to further the Agency's goal of
achieving a balanced mix of program activities by strengthening,
encouraging and assisting voluntary employer and employee safety and
health efforts. This regulation is effective July 19, 1984 except
for 1908.7(b)(4) which is effective August 20, 1984.

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