|Heat Illness Prevention Campaign: Check out OSHA's Beat the Heat Contest Winners!
|The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued for public inspection a Final Rule that will be published on July 21, 2023 and become effective on January 1, 2024, amending its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation to require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA that employers are already required to keep under the recordkeeping regulation.
|The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a new national emphasis program to prevent workplace hazards in warehousing and distribution center operations, mail/postal processing and distribution centers, parcel delivery/courier services, and certain high injury rate retail establishments.
Under this three-year emphasis program, OSHA will conduct comprehensive safety inspections focused on hazards related to powered industrial vehicle operations, material handling and storage, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection.
|As part of our efforts to keep you informed of OSHA’s activities, we wanted to let you know that the Department of Labor, including OSHA, has issued its Spring 2023 Regulatory Agenda. Federal agencies post their regulatory agendas on the Reginfo.gov website and Mobile.Reginfo.gov twice a year to provide a snapshot of their rulemaking priorities.
A listing of Department of Labor (including OSHA) rulemaking in the pre-rule, proposed rule, and final rule stages is available here. Rules that are classified as long-term actions are listed here.
| With many in the northeast experiencing smoke from the wildfires in Canada, we wanted to make you aware that OSHA’s Wildfires webpage has additional resources addressing exposure to outdoor workers.
We wanted to make you aware that self-inspection checklists for ergonomics, infection control plans, young workers, and workplace violence have been added to the OSHA/NIOSH
Small Business Safety and Health Handbook.
|North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week|
|OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign|
|OSHA’s Standard Interpretation Letters|
|Hispanic Worker Outreach: OSHA Can Help!|
|OSHA’s Cooperative Programs|
|Workplace Violence: Training Young Workers in Preventive Strategies|
|VPP – A Proven Way to Reduce Injuries, Illnesses, and Costs|
|A Safe Workplace is a Drug-Free Workplace|
|Send Your Employees a Safe and Sober Message this Holiday Season|
|Empowering Teen Workers Online Dialogue|
|Teen Workplace Safety and Health Social Media Toolkit 2021|
|OSHA's FY 2022 Outreach Initiatives|
|Alliance Program Forum Update|
|Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace|
|MHI - CHM - OSHA|
|OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Standard
The Department of Labor will provided two briefings with senior DOL and OSHA officials to discuss recent developments and updated guidance related to the rule. A prerecorded webinar on the content of the ETS is available here.
| OSHA Reminds Specific Employers to Submit Required 2021 Injury and Illness Data by March 2, 2022|
|OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements|
|COVID-19 Healthcare Rulemaking|
|OSHA's Workers Memorial Day
|We wanted to make you aware of two updates related to OSHA’s lead standard for construction (1910 CFR 1926.62): a correction to the Code of Federal Regulations issued by the Office of the Federal Register, and a correcting amendment issued by OSHA to restore regulatory text that was inadvertently removed by amendments published in February 2020 (85 FR 8726, 8735).
As we communicated earlier this week, OSHA has also issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit input from the public on how OSHA’s current lead standards for both construction and general industry could be modified to reduce worker blood lead levels (BLLs) and more effectively prevent adverse health effects in workers exposed to lead. Comments on the ANPRM may be submitted electronically to Docket No. OSHA-2018-0004 at www.regulations.gov through August 29, 2022.
|Workplace Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
|Download Your Safe + Sound Week Certificate and Coin Today!
|OSHA’s FY 2023 Outreach Initiatives
|Registration information is now available on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) webpage for the upcoming NACOSH Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Work Group meeting on December 13, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET, by WebEx, and the NACOSH full committee meeting on January 10, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET, by WebEx.
|OSHA has compiled a public Calendar of Events sharing significant dates related to OSHA regulatory, enforcement, and outreach activities, initiatives, campaigns, and advisory committees.
|The U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2023.OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $14,502 per violation to $15,625 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $145,027 per violation to $156,259 per violation. Visit the OSHA Penalties page to learn more.
|Article about OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program, which offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites.
|The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published 2022 injury and illness data based on reports by more than 300,000 establishments. The Injury Tracking Application data is part of OSHA's electronic recordkeeping requirements for certain employers who were required to submit OSHA Form 300A information from Jan. 2 to March 2, 2023.