OSHA Updates: Personal Fall Protection Systems, Confined Spaces and Beryllium Exposure Delays

Please read below for important upcoming OSHA deadlines and notifications:  

OSHA Delays Beryllium Exposure Rule Effective Date

The occupational exposure to Beryllium rule will be going under further review and thus delaying the effective date to May 20, 2017 as a result. The initial effective date was March 21, 2017. Click HERE to read more.

Click HERE to learn more about Beryllium, why it is a hazard to workers and who can be exposed to it.

Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

Read more: https://www.osha.gov/walking-working-surfaces/

Confined Spaces in Construction – Frequently Asked Questions: UPDATED June 1, 2016

On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined spaces, which became effective August 3, 2015. Confined spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be avoided if they are recognized and addressed prior to entering these spaces to perform work. The new standard, Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926 will help prevent construction workers from being hurt or killed by eliminating and isolating hazards in confined spaces at construction sites similar to the way workers in other industries are already protected. The questions and answers below are provided to assist employers in protecting their workers while working in and around confined spaces in construction.

Read more: https://www.osha.gov/confinedspaces/faq.html

Questions? Contact Lara Ward, Loss Control Advisor | 216.777.6116

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