Regulatory Roundup


OSHA develops six rules, insights on OSHA safety inspections and more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Six OSHA rules to keep an eye on

According to a regulatory agenda notice earlier this month, OSHA is developing six rules considered economically significant. The agency is currently conducting research and other preliminary rulemaking activities involving process safety management and workplace violence in health care. Rules for communication tower safety, emergency response, infectious disease and tree care are in the proposed rule stage.

OSHA’s focus on warehouse and retail safety

A JD Supra article looks at recent OSHA inspections of businesses with warehouses and retail space. Inspectors focused on recordkeeping, ergonomics, industrial truck programs and workplace violence prevention. The article also discusses the benefits of appealing an OSHA citation and provides tips for improving workplace safety.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Survey highlights root causes of falls from heights

A survey conducted by The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) uncovered several significant findings about fall protection use and causes of falls. Notably, insufficient or ineffective planning was the most selected cause for falls and also affected the use of fall protection. According to the survey, employees were most likely to use fall protection if they believed it was required and if they had self-rescue training.

Innovation trends in the oil and gas industry

Oilman Magazine shared an article about innovation trends on the horizon within the oil and gas industry, which have the potential to improve safety, efficiency and productivity. Topics include fleet tracking tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, artificial intelligence and extended reality.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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