Notice of Rulemaking: Workplace Safety and Health Division Bookmark and Share

May 19, 2016

Note: To access a copy of the proposed rules changes, interested parties should click on the link below.

AGENCY: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS) - Board of Occupational Safety and Health

NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OF AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:

Jeanne St. Pierre
Department of Labor
54 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0054
207-621-5096
jeanne.stpierre@maine.gov

CHAPTER NUMBER AND RULE TITLE:

Ch. 2, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry Employment in the Public Sector

Ch. 3, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry Employment in the Public Sector

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 26 MRSA 565

COMMENT DEADLINE: Friday, June 17, 2016 by 12:00 p.m.

PRINCIPAL REASON OR PURPOSE FOR PROPOSING THIS RULE: Comply with federal OSHA standards

BRIEF SUMMARY:

To update the rule to incorporate changes to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, 29 CFR Part 1910, including changes to hazard classification, labeling, and record keeping; eye and face protection standards; and whistleblower protections. To update the rule to incorporate changes to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, 29 CPR Part 1926, including changes to standards for confined space and cranes and derricks.

ANALYSIS AND EXPECTED OPERATION OF THE RULE:

Comply with rules governing Occupational Safety and Health in general industry employment as promulgated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926 as most recently amended as of April 30, 2016.

Supporting documents

BOSH proposed rule changes for OSHA compliance