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Updating OSHA Standards Based on Consensus Standards on Head Protection

Posted in on Thu, Jul 12, 2012

OSHA has issued a direct final rule to revise the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards on requirements for head protection. OSHA is updating the references in its standards to recognize the 2009 edition of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection and is deleting the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date. OSHA also is including the construction industry in this rulemaking to ensure consistency among the Agency’s standards.  The direct final rule will become effective on September 20, 2012 unless OSHA receives a significant adverse comment by July 23, 2012.  If OSHA receives a significant adverse comment, it will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register. Comments are due July 23, 2012.

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