Occupational Safety and Health Administration January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2010-2010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise its Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting (Recordkeeping) regulation to restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers would use to record work- related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The 2001 Recordkeeping final regulation included an MSD column, but the requirement was deleted before the regulation became effective. This proposed rule would require employers to place a check mark in the MSD column, instead of the column they currently mark, if a case is an MSD that meets the Recordkeeping regulation's general recording requirements.
Additional Quantitative Fit-testing Protocols for the Respiratory Protection Standard
Document Number: 2010-1656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
After thoroughly reviewing the comments and other information available in the record for the proposed rulemaking, OSHA concludes that the revised PortaCount[supreg] quantitative fit-testing protocols are not sufficiently accurate or reliable to include among the quantitative fit tests listed in Part II of Appendix A of its Respiratory Protection Standard. Therefore, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule without prejudice, and is inviting resubmission of the
Combustible Dust
Document Number: 2010-1322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on the workplace hazards of combustible dust. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust.
OSHA Listens: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2010-814
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on key issues facing the agency.