Compliance Updates

Government Issues a Regulations Memorandum

A memorandum issued on Jan. 20 by the White House Office of the Press Secretary prohibits executive departments and federal agencies from sending regulations to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) until a department or agency head appointed or designated by...

OSHA Releases New Silica Rule

OSHA predicts that the rule will save more than 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. About 2.3 million men and women are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2...

OSHA Issues Confined Space Rule for Construction

On May 1, OSHA issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. The rule will provide construction workers with protections similar to those manufacturing and general industry workers have had for more than two decades, with...