Here’s a look at the PPE-focused rules pending among the 19 other regulatory proposals at OSHA. The links provide a summary from OSHA and expected next action dates, which are rarely correct.
Heat Illness Prevention
This initiates a dialogue and engagement with stakeholders to explore the potential for rulemaking on this topic.
Proposed Rule Stage
PPE Fit for Construction
This is the top priority. We should see action this spring.
This would protect employees in healthcare, emergency response, correctional facilities, and more.
OSHA began this in 2016. It would create a new standard for arborists.
Communication Tower Climbing
OSHA is putting the pedal to the metal (well, as much as OSHA can) on this one. Action could come this year, not in 2024 as posted.
This would reorganize and update how OSHA regulates aspects of emergency response and preparedness. We should see this in late 2023.
Final Rule Stage
Improved tracking of workplace Injuries and illnesses – Final rule this Spring
Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings – Final rule this Spring