Tag: regulatory updates

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Oregon Latest State to Propose Emergency COVID-19 Standard

Oregon has proposed an emergency temporary standard for workplace coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission. While there is no federal workplace safety and health standard for coronavirus exposures, California has an airborne transmissible disease standard for certain workplaces, and Virginia approved an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 in July.

PACTPA Bill Proposes First Pesticide Regulatory Changes Since 1996

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) introduced the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2020 (PACTPA) bill into Congress on August 4, 2020. The purpose of the bill, if passed, is to protect consumers, farmworkers, and children from harmful pesticides.

Workplace safety procedures

OSHRC Wants Your Feedback on Procedural Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is requesting recommendations regarding possible changes to its procedural rules at 29 CFR 2200. The OSHRC notes that the last comprehensive revision of its rules occurred in 2005.

Railroad Crane Construction

Crane and Derrick Exemptions for Railway Work Proposed by OSHA

Nearly 8 years after the Association of American Railroads (AAR) challenged provisions of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule (August 9, 2010, Federal Register (FR)), the Agency has issued a formal proposal to address the AAR’s concerns. (The AAR’s petition remains with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but the two […]

Chemicals

Ability to Request CBI Expanded Under TSCA

The June 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expanded the categories of persons who may request confidential business information (CBI) about chemicals, which regulated entities submitted to the EPA.