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Good-Faith Enforcement & NORA Celebrates 20 Years

The September Government Affairs update includes items from OSHA, MSHA, big picture research and hurricane recovery efforts.​
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OSHA Top 10 Remains Familiar

Friday, September 29, 2017
On Sept. 26, 2017, OSHA announced its preliminary list (as of Sept. 5, 2017) of the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the 2017 fiscal year. Topping the list again this year are fall protection (1), hazard communication (2) and scaffolding (3).

NHTSA Seeking Comments on Automated Driving Systems

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for comments on the agency's voluntary guidance on automated driving systems, Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety.

OSHA Inspectors to Assess "Good-Faith Efforts" in Early Days of Silica Enforcement

Friday, September 22, 2017
In a memo issued Sept. 20, 2017, Thomas Galassi, acting deputy assistant secretary of labor, informed regional administrators that although the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard (29 CFR 1926.1153), becomes enforceable on Sept. 23, 2017, compliance officers are, for the first 30 days of enforcement, to evaluate good-faith efforts taken by employers in their attempts to meet the new [...]
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OSHA Proposes to Extend Deadline for Crane Operator Certification

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend for the second time the deadline for compliance with the crane operator certification and competency requirements. Originally, the certification and compliance parts were extended until November 2014; then prior to the effective date, OSHA extended the provisions until November 2017. The new proposed deadline is Nov. 10, 2018.
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OSHA Reform Blueprint

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
ASSE has developed an "OSHA Reform Blueprint" with ASSE's government affairs priorities and a vision for how OSHA can improve in a time of political change.
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ASSE Members: Weigh in on Sustainability Standard

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Global Reporting Initiative is seeking feedback from OSH professionals on proposed updates to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety. The comment period is open through Oct. 9, 2017, and ASSE members are encouraged to review the standard and submit feedback.
 
 

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