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Trump Agenda to Relax OSHA Beryllium, Recordkeeping Rules

Dec. 14, 2017, 9:07 PMUpdated: Dec. 14, 2017, 11:10 PM

OSHA will walk back some of its requirements for employers to provide injury and illness information to the agency, according to the Trump administration’s new regulatory road map released Dec. 14.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration rulemaking agenda also sets a timetable to revise its beryllium rule by removing coverage of construction and shipbuilding workers.

No new OSHA rulemakings are proposed.

The “long-term action” list—where low-priority rulemakings are assigned—continues to include requirements for protecting health care and social workers from workplace violence (RIN:1218-AD08).

No major changes had been anticipated because the administration’s nominee to lead OSHA, Scott ...