If you are not already aware, OSHA issued a news release and pre-publication copy of the final rule yesterday for crane operator certification requirements. OSHA will also be posting compliance assistance resources on the Cranes and Derricks in Construction webpage. We will let you know when the final rule is published in the Federal Register.
OSHA issued a press release announcing that it has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. The NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts. The program began on October 1, 2018 with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach. During this period, OSHA will continue to respond to complaints, referrals, hospitalizations, and fatalities. OSHA-approved State Plans are expected to have enforcement procedures that are at least as effective as those in this NEP.
Another successful OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable on September 20. Record attendance was reported for the meeting focusing on labor trends in construction.
In follow-up, please see the attached roundtable slide presentations. In addition, here is the link to sign up to receive the CPWR Monthly Update Newsletter, in an effort to better track and promote their new outreach/training products and resources. The next OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable is tentatively planned for September 19, 2019.
- OSHA Construction Update
- Labor Trends in Construction
- Robotics and Automation
- Drones in Construction: Worker Safety
- Construction Roundtable
This memo provides guidance on how to evaluate employer's use of clinical laboratories for employee blood lead testing under the general industry Lead Standard and the construction Lead Standard.