OSHA has issued a final rule revising 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that may be confusing, outdated, or unnecessary.

The revisions are designed to increase understanding of and compliance with the provisions, improve employee safety and health, and save employers an estimated $6.1 million annually.

Although the revisions will cover general industry, employers may be interested in the recordkeeping of hearing loss.

OSHA proposed the changes in October 2016,

This becomes the fourth final rule under OSHA's Standards Improvement Project, which began in 1995 in response to a presidential memorandum to improve government regulations.

Other revisions were issued in 1998, 2005, and 2011.

For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982)