Semiannual document identifies agency's priorities

Twice a year OSHA issues a regulatory agenda indicating it's regulatory priorities for the upcoming months.

The latest agenda (below) was issued on November 26 and lists the regulations under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review during the next six- to 12-month period and indicates their status.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens (prerule stage) 1218-AC34
  • Infectious Diseases (prerule stage) 1218-AC46
  • Reinforced Concrete in Construction and Preventing Backover Injuries and Fatalities (prerule stage) 1218-AC51
  • Standards Improvement Project IV (prerule stage) 1218-AC67
  • Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards (prerule stage) 1218-AC74
  • Process Safety Management and Prevention of Major Chemical Accidents (prerule stage) 1218-AC82
  • Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (prerule stage) 1218-AC83
  • Subpart E Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces (prerule stage) 1218-AC85
  • Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica (proposed rule stage) 1218-AB70
  • Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule stage) 1218-AB76
  • Combustible Dust (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC41
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC48
  • Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC49
  • Approved State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC76
  • Amendments to the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC81
  • Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC84
  • Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC86
  • Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards Eye and Face Protection (proposed rule stage) 1218-AC87
  • Confined Spaces in Construction (final rule stage) 1218-AB47
  • Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment (final rule stage) 1218-AB67
  • Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems--Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention 1218-AB80
  • Procedures for Handling Employee Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act; Surface Transportation Assistance Act; and Federal Railroad Safety Act (final rule stage) 1218-AC36
  • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule stage) 1218-AC50
  • Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 806 of the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002, as Amended (final rule stage) 1218-AC53
  • Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Consumer Financial Protection Act; the Seaman's Protection Act; and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (final rule stage) 1218-AC58
  • Vertical Tandem Lifts (final rule stage) 1218-AC72
  • Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (final rule stage) 1218-AC79
  • Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (final rule stage) 1218-AC88

Interested in learning how a regulation is developed? See the Reg Map.