OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

Member Update Jun 10 2021

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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard

This new emergency temporary standard has been put in place to protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus, while offering additional guidance to employers and workers in other industries to protect those who are still not vaccinated.

COVID-19

OSHA Issues Temporary Respiratory Enforcement Guidelines

This OSHA resource helps employers understand and comply with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard during COVID-19.

COVID-19

OSHA: Encourage Employees to Wear Face Coverings

OSHA recently issued FAQs on cloth face coverings to address inaccurate claims that they cause unsafe oxygen or harmful carbon dioxide levels for the wearer.

COVID-19

OSHA Issues Guidance to Help Construction Workers Amid COVID-19

OSHA's new publication, #4045 - Guidance on Returning to Work, provides general principles for updating restrictions originally put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

COVID-19

OSHA COVID-19 for Construction Website

OSHA's new COVID-19 for Construction webpage provides guidance for employers and workers regarding construction projects and activities.

OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA Rule on Silica in Construction

The OSHA rule for silica in construction became effective September 23, 2017 although OSHA included a 30-day “grace period” for full enforcement. SMACNA members affected by this rule are encouraged to take a “holistic” approach to silica compliance by assessing the tasks and processes where silica (found in concrete) is disturbed (cut, drilled, grinded, etc.). SMACNA members should be aware that “Table One” and dust collection tools are not the only options for compliance. 

OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA agrees to SMACNA recommendations on flat roofs requirements

SMACNA contractors performing service work on flat roofs (low-sloped roofs) received a significant win after OSHA “agreed to” comments submitted by SMACNA and other industry stakeholders.

OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Final Rule

The OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, issued May 4, 2015, was unclear about how it applied to attics and crawlspaces in residential construction. However, a settlement was reached between OSHA and interested parties who negotiated the rule. 

OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA issues final rule on reporting injuries electronically

With this new rule, OSHA now requires employers in the sheet metal and HVAC industry to send OSHA injury and illness data through a dedicated webpage for posting on the agency's website.

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OSHA Field Inspection Reference Manual

This manual provides detailed information on the duties, responsibilities and procedures associated with the majority of OSHA Inspections conducted by OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHO).


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OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA Announces Final Rule on Employer-Paid Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

On November 15, 2007, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule on employer-paid personal protective equipment (PPE).

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OSHA’s Final Standards on Hexavalent Chromium

On February 28, 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rules governing workplace exposures to hexavalent chromium (hex chrome) in General Industry and the Construction Industry.  These rules require that sheet metal / HVAC contractors evaluate how they conduct welding operations.

OSHA & Regulatory Compliance

OSHA reporting rule on post incident drug testing

Summarized reporting requirements under the OSHA rule for electronic reporting of injury and illness data and provides further information on post incident drug testing.