The Federal Government tells the regulated community what types of rulemaking initiatives that various agencies are undertaking for the year in its Regulatory Agenda.
The Regulatory Agenda provides a complete list of all regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review and covers regulatory actions for over 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions.
The Regulatory Agenda for the Department of Labor includes a total of 13 regulatory entries for OSHA specific actions. In comparison, the Regulatory Agenda published in May 2016 had 32 regulatory entries for OSHA specific actions. Additionally, 16 agency actions have been removed completely from the current agenda, including Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and Combustible Dust. These initiatives have been classified as “completed actions” and for each initiative OSHA states, “OSHA is withdrawing this entry from the agenda at this time due to resource constraints and other priorities.”
Of those initiatives remaining for OSHA, five are still the pre-rule stage. At this stage, OSHA is simply gathering relevant information through stakeholder meetings or outreach measures. The remaining eight regulatory actions are in the proposed rulemaking stage, and include rules that were promulgated and finalized under the Obama Administration and recently reopened under the Trump Administration, such as Occupational Exposure to Beryllium.
A summary of some of the regulatory actions under consideration by OSHA can be found on the OSHA/ISRI Alliance webpage in the regulatory update section.
For more information contact Terry Cirone.