OSHA News Releases - Standards and Guidance
January 7, 2010 to April 11, 2014

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April 2014
  • April 11 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 04/11/2014 - OSHA announces that the final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution has been published in the Federal Register
  • April 01 [National News Release] - 2014 - 04/01/2014 - OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution
March 2014
  • March 18 [National News Release] -2014 - 03/18/2014 - OSHA continues extensive public engagement on silica proposal
February 2014
  • February 12 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 02/12/2014 - OSHA announces comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to close on March 10
  • February 07 [Trade News Release] - 2014 - 02/07/2014 - OSHA issues proposed rule to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements
January 2014
  • January 06 [Trade News Release] -2014 - 01/06/2014 - OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
December 2013
  • December 03 [National News Release] -2013 - 12/03/2013 - US Labor Department seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
November 2013
  • November 20 [National News Release] -2013 - 11/20/2013 - US Department of Labor announces rules to update regulations and decrease burden on businesses
  • November 07 [National News Release] - 2013 - 11/07/2013 - OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
October 2013
  • October 25 [National News Release] -2013 - 10/25/2013 - OSHA extends comment period on proposed silica rule to provide additional time for public input
August 2013
  • August 23 [National News Release] -2013 - 08/23/2013 - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces proposed rule to protect workers exposed to crystalline silica
  • August 07 [Trade News Release] - 2013 - 08/07/2013 - OSHA withdraws proposed rule to amend On-site Consultation Program
July 2013
  • July 31 [National News Release] -2013 - 07/31/2013 - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical
  • July 01 [National News Release] - 2013 - 07/01/2013 - US Department of Labor and US Postal Service agree to terms on improving worker safety at postal facilities
June 2013
  • June 24 [National News Release] -2013 - 06/24/2013 - OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations
May 2013
  • May 28 [Trade News Release] -2013 - 05/28/2013 - OSHA issues final rule to broaden exemption for digger derricks in its Cranes and Derricks standard
April 2013
  • April 01 [Trade News Release] -2013 - 04/01/2013 - OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires
January 2013
  • January 28 [Trade News Release] -2013 - 01/28/2013 - OSHA reminds employers to protect workers from dangers of carbon monoxide exposure
December 2012
  • December 06 [Trade News Release] -2012 - 12/06/2012 - OSHA requests recommendations to update its construction industry standards
September 2012
  • September 27 [Trade News Release] -2012 - 09/27/2012 - OSHA provides expanded information on variance procedures
August 2012
  • August 30 [Region 6 News Release] -2012 - 08/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Isaac cleanup
  • August 30 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Isaac cleanup
  • August 30 [Region 6 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - 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
  • August 30 [Region 4 News Release] - 2012 - 08/30/2012 - 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
June 2012
  • June 21 [National News Release] -2012 - 06/21/2012 - OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on ensuring workers in hydraulic fracturing operations have appropriate protections from silica exposure
April 2012
  • April 26 [Trade News Release] -2012 - 04/26/2012 - OSHA Issues Alert on CSE Corporation's SR-100 Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
March 2012
  • March 20 [National News Release] -2012 - 03/20/2012 - US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
November 2011
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 11/30/2011 - OSHA issues new National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities
  • November 30 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 11/30/2011 - New tire charts will help workers safely service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels
October 2011
  • October 17 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 10/17/2011 - OSHA publishes new and revised materials on worker safety and health
  • October 13 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 10/13/2011 - OSHA publishes new educational materials on protecting workers from hazards found in laboratories
  • October 03 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 10/03/2011 - OSHA publishes new educational materials on working safely during trenching operations
September 2011
  • September 21 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 09/21/2011 - New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries
August 2011
  • August 31 [Region 3 News Release] -2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Delaware recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 31 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - OSHA issues hazard alert on the dangers to workers of incorrectly rebuilt circuit breakers
  • August 31 [Region 3 News Release] - 2011 - 08/31/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges Greater Philadelphia area recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 29 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • August 29 [Region 1 News Release] - 2011 - 08/29/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Tropical Storm Irene cleanup
  • August 28 [Region 4 News Release] - 2011 - 08/28/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA and North Carolina's OSH urge recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/24/2011 - 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
  • August 24 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 08/24/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA and Puerto Rico OSHA agencies urge recovery workers and public to guard against hazards during Hurricane Irene cleanup
  • August 17 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 08/17/2011 - OSHA issues hazard alerts on dangers of worker engulfment and suffocation in grain bins
July 2011
  • July 14 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 07/14/2011 - OSHA revises directive for reducing, eliminating hazards in commercial diving operations
  • July 06 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 07/06/2011 - OSHA issues hazard alert on the dangers of using scissor lifts to film events
June 2011 May 2011
  • May 26 [National News Release] -2011 - 05/26/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA announces final rule to reduce employer burdens by removing outdated requirements, streamlining and simplifying standards
  • May 25 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 05/25/2011 - OSHA slide presentation shows employers how to protect residential construction workers from falls
  • May 23 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/23/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA launches national survey on employers' safety and health practices to help guide future rules, compliance, outreach
  • May 02 [National News Release] - 2011 - 05/02/2011 - US Department of Labor issues final rule to protect shipyard workers
April 2011
  • April 20 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 04/20/2011 - New OSHA injury prevention sheet advises shipyard industry employers, workers of hazards involved in rigging
  • April 08 [Trade News Release] - 2011 - 04/08/2011 - OSHA document describes methods to help prevent injuries, deaths among residential construction workers
March 2011
  • March 25 [Trade News Release] -2011 - 03/25/2011 - New guidance documents explain importance of testing in reducing, preventing worker exposure to respiratory hazards
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - 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
  • March 18 [Region 2 News Release] - 2011 - 03/18/2011 - Yonkers, NY, scaffold collapse shows that fall protection saves lives, US Labor Department's OSHA reminds employers and workers
January 2011
  • January 25 [National News Release] -2011 - 01/25/2011 - US Labor Department's OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses
  • January 19 [National News Release] - 2011 - 01/19/2011 - US Department of Labor's OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on occupational noise
  • January 03 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2011 - 01/03/2011 - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
December 2010
  • December 22 [National News Release] -2010 - 12/22/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA acts to protect residential roofing workers
  • December 21 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 12/21/2010 - US Department of Labor agencies to host live Web chats, conference call on regulatory agendas between Jan. 4 and 7
  • December 20 [OSHA Media Advisory] - 2010 - 12/20/2010 - The Federal Register published the U.S. Department of Labor's Fall 2010 Regulatory Agenda on Dec. 20
  • December 17 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/17/2010 - US Department of Labor determines it will not adopt an SDoC system
  • December 07 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 12/07/2010 - OSHA bulletin and alert recommends safety measures to protect workers from exposure to diacetyl and diacetyl substitutes
  • December 06 [National News Release] - 2010 - 12/06/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA extends comment period to March 21, 2011, announces stakeholder meeting on noise control interpretation
November 2010
  • November 29 [Trade News Release] -2010 - 11/29/2010 - OSHA reissues Shipbreaking National Emphasis Program and updates Shipyard PPE directive to include PPE Payment
  • November 12 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 11/12/2010 - OSHA will hold informal public hearing on proposed rule to prevent worker injuries on walking-working surfaces
  • November 03 [National News Release] - 2010 - 11/03/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA encourages major retailers to provide crowd management measures to protect workers during Black Friday, other sales events
October 2010
  • October 19 [Trade News Release] -2010 - 10/19/2010 - OSHA seeks comments on its official interpretation of workplace noise exposure controls
July 2010
  • July 28 [National News Release] -2010 - 07/28/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA publishes final rule on cranes and derricks in construction
  • July 02 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 07/02/2010 - OSHA review project eliminates outdated requirements,brings standards up-to-date
June 2010
  • June 22 [National News Release] -2010 - 06/22/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA to hold additional stakeholder meetings on worker injury and illness prevention rule
May 2010
  • May 28 [Trade News Release] -2010 - 05/28/2010 - Amended Steel Erection standard improves highway construction worker safety
  • May 24 [National News Release] - 2010 - 05/24/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA publishes proposed rulemaking to prevent injuries from slips, trips and falls on walking-working surfaces
  • May 21 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 05/21/2010 - OSHA bloodborne review looks at standard's value in protecting workers
  • May 21 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 05/21/2010 - Requirement for protecting workers from hexavalent chromium exposure now a final rule
  • May 13 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 05/13/2010 - Review of OSHA's Methylene Chloride standard shows value to worker protection
  • May 06 [National News Release] - 2010 - 05/06/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA requests information on exposure to infectious agents in health care settings
  • May 05 [National News Release] - 2010 - 05/05/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA holds series of stakeholder meetings on modernization of injury and illness data collection system
  • May 04 [National News Release] - 2010 - 05/04/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA holds series of stakeholder meetings on worker Injury and Illness Prevention Programs
April 2010
  • April 22 [OSHA Media Advisory] -2010 - 04/22/2010 - US Department of Labor agency heads to host live Web chats on regulatory agendas on April 26, 27 and 28
  • April 07 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 04/07/2010 - New document addresses shipbreaking worker safety
March 2010
  • March 18 [Trade News Release] -2010 - 03/18/2010 - OSHA requests comments on Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to protect workers from exposure to hexavalent chromium
  • March 18 [Region 3 News Release] - 2010 - 03/18/2010 - US Labor Department’s OSHA announces informal public hearing on hazard communication in Pittsburgh on March 31
  • March 16 [Region 5 News Release] - 2010 - 03/16/2010 - US Labor Department's OSHA schedules combustible dust stakeholder meetings in Chicago to address workplace hazards
  • March 15 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 03/15/2010 - OSHA eTool explains ways to protect the safety of electric power workers
  • March 08 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 03/08/2010 - OSHA extends deadline for submitting comments on Recordkeeping proposed rule
February 2010
  • February 01 [Trade News Release] -2010 - 02/01/2010 - OSHA QuickCards™ focus on safety in marine cargo handling operations
January 2010
  • January 28 [National News Release] -2010 - 01/28/2010 - US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes recordkeeping change to improve illness data
  • January 27 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 01/27/2010 - OSHA schedules informal stakeholder meetings on combustible dust
  • January 27 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 01/27/2010 - Updated OSHA guidance helps protect late-night retail workers from workplace violence
  • January 13 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 01/13/2010 - OSHA booklet outlines hexavalent chromium standards
  • January 08 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 01/08/2010 - New OSHA videos provide respirator and facemask safety guidance
  • January 07 [Trade News Release] - 2010 - 01/07/2010 - OSHA announces informal public hearings on hazard communication rule