Please read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications:
Electronic Submission of Records
OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017.
Updates will be posted to the OSHA website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping when they are available.
NIOSH Ladder Safety App
The NIOSH Ladder Safety app has an angle of inclination indicator making it easy to set an extension ladder at the proper angle of 75.5 degrees.
OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety
Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation-related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Read the information below from OSHA to learn more:
OSHA proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m3 and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m3 for each sector.
OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway. This proposal does not affect the general industry beryllium standard published on January 9, 2017.
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