OSHA regulation update
June 2, 2014
We have been advised that the Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention) standards which were due to be updated in June are now scheduled for an October rollout.
This is the third postponement of the new standards since their announcement in 2013. The problem lies in the fact that the floor safety standards are part of a much larger piece of legislation (29 CFR 1910) which covers all aspects of workplace safety from electrical connections, to chemical identification and safety apparel.
There are scores of working groups and committees providing input for this huge update, and it has a lot of moving parts.
We intend to keep informing current and potential customers about these changes, as we have been for the last 9 months, and suggesting that they act now in order to get out in front of the enhanced standards which are inevitable.
This is the link to OSHA’s floor safety rule change website. http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201404&RIN=1218-AB80