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1842. UPDATE AND REVISION OF THE EXIT ROUTES STANDARD
Priority: Other Significant.
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 5 USC 353
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.35; 29 CFR 1910.36; 29 CFR 1910.37; 29 CFR 1910.38
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Many Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards were adopted under section 6(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act; 29 U.S.C. 655(a)). This section of the OSH Act authorized the Agency, in its first 2 years of existence, to adopt national consensus standards without prior notice and comment. The versions of the consensus standards OSHA adopted are now typically well over 30 years old and have been superseded by newer ones. In addition, many of these old standards were written in technical jargon and were hard for many employers and employees to understand.
To address these problems, OSHA has revised exit routes (also known as means of egress) standard. The revisions rewrite the standard in simple, easy-to-understand language that will be easier for employers and employees to follow.
Final Action Effective
|61 FR 47712|
62 FR 9402
67 FR 67949
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Government Levels Affected: None
Agency Contact: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3718, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678
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