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Mark Scott, CEO of Mark Scott IV Builders, poses for a portrait in a house being remodeled on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Eli Meir Kaplan Eli Meir Kaplan/Wonderful Machine for Remodeling Mark Scott, CEO of Mark Scott IV Builders, poses for a portrait in a house being remodeled on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Writing in Remodeling, Julie Swenson, examines the multiplicity of OSHA rules that are slated to come online in 2016. These include:

  • Up first is silica, which we've been reporting on periodically for a long time, and there's good evidence it's now on the fast track.
  • OSHA keeps stutter-stepping on the release of its Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems rule, but says now it is committed to issue the final release before the end of the year.
  • The agency proposed a rule in 2013 that would streamline electronic tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. A final release of that is due next month even though it remains controversial and unpopular.
  • A new Eye and Face Protection rule that would reportedly bring OSHA equipment standards up to date with other government agencies is due out this spring.
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