OSHA has updated some of their items for the FY22 Regulatory Agenda, see below for updates on the various initiatives.Read More
ASSP Society has released a statement in support of both Arizona chapters’ position. You can view that statement submitted to Assistant Secretary Parker and Deputy Assistant Secretary Frederick here.
For the background information, here is the link to the website for the publication in the Federal Register to view the supporting documentation and OSHA’s statement about the proposed revocation of ADOSH’s 18E Final Approval status. Here is the link to view the 197+ comments that have been submitted about this topic.
***UPDATE*** 8/15/22 – OSHA has reopened the comment period on the Reconsideration & Revocation of the ICA/ADOSH’s 18E Final Approval status. You can read about it in the federal register here.
ADOSH has 60 days from April 8th, 2022 to notify Federal OSHA if they will be adopting the National Emphasis Inspection Program on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards. You can view the details of the Compliance Directive here: https://www.osha.gov/enforcement/directives/cpl-03-00-024
You can view the status of this directive and others at: https://www.osha.gov/stateplans/adoption#directives
Last month, September 6th to 10th was OSHA’s Suicide Prevention Stand Down week. This press release from the CDC highlights that the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide compared to other industries. There are a number of resources out there to help you develop training programs, provide information to workers, and factual information to support this hazard in the Construction industry.
Join us for our quarterly Construction section meeting where Suicide Awareness will be presented. You can register for that free virtual event here.