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2017: What’s New in Workplace Safety and Health

Jan 11, 2017

2017: What’s New in Workplace Safety and Health

2017 is already shaping to be the year of change. The U.S. Department of Labor issued several updates to existing standards that just went into effect as well as recommended practices for workplace safety and health. Here’s what new this year:

  1. New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Went Into Effect on January 1
  2. Final Rule To Lower Beryllium Levels
  3. Rule Requires Engineering Controls to Protect Workers From Silica Dust
  4. Update to General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards Goes Into Effect on January 18
  5. OSHA Issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction

For more details on what each of these changes entails and OSHA compliance schedule, read here.


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