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New and updated sections of include the following: Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces The rule requires employers to protect employees from fall hazards along unprotected sides or edges that are at least 4 feet above a lower level.
It also sets requirements for fall protection in specific situations, such as hoist areas, runways, areas above dangerous equipment, wall openings, repair pits, stairways, and scaffolds.
Effective January 17, 2017, OSHA 1910 Subpart D (§1910.23 (e) (2) (i)) allows rolling ladders, also known as mobile ladder stands, with a 60 degree or less climb angle to be used by employers, with no minimum climb angle.
Individuals may submit comments to the NPRM electronically at for details. The original OSHA standards addressing eye and face protection were adopted in 1971 from established Federal standards and national consensus standards to address the various workplace hazards that pose a significant risk of death or injury.
Since then, OSHA has amended its standards on numerous occasions, most recently in 2009 for the general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards (74 FR 46350), and in 1993 for the construction standard (58 FR 35309).
The recently published spring 2016 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions for federal agencies provides a look into new OSHA rulemaking activity as well as a status update on regulations already in the works.
The latest agenda includes new regulatory actions that could impact many employers in construction and healthcare, new attention on PELs for styrene, and more.
With respect to the ANSI standard update, OSHA will amend ..102 (which currently incorporate by reference ANSI Z87.1-1968) to include the three most recent versions of the ANSI standard, ANSI Z87.1-2010, ANSI Z87.1-2003, and ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R- 1998).