Category Archives: Legislative News

Webinar: What is ISO 45001? And What Impact Will It Have on Your Business?

Date: This webinar is available on-demand. Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 62 Minutes Event Type: On-Demand Webinar Cost: Free Register Today!   Description In March 2018, a new international occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published.  The standard, a result of a […]

OSHA adds new silica compliance materials – slides, videos, and FAQ

Need training materials and background information for your construction workforce on OSHA’s new silica rule? The agency recently added to its web site a number of materials that may come in handy, particularly for those in the construction industry.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Update Payment Of Medical Benefits Under Black Lung Benefits Act

Changes Will Make Payment Methodology Consistent With Industry Standards WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has published a final rule under the Black Lung Benefits Act conforming the Department’s payment of medical benefits for disabled coal miners to industry standards and streamlining bill-processing procedures.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

Launch of Enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153

The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, becomes enforceable on September 23, 2017. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3, and a host of ancillary requirements.