August 3, 2017
AGENCY: 12-179 - Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS), Board of Occupational Safety and Health
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 2, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry Employment in the Public Sector
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2017-P094
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry Employment in the Public Sector
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2017-P095
BRIEF SUMMARY: To update the rule to incorporate changes to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, 29 CPR, Part 1910 and 29 CPR, Part 1926, for Chapters 2 and 3, respectively, in accord with 26 MRS §565.
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled
COMMENT DEADLINE: Friday, September 1, 2017
CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING / SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT INFORMATION / DOL RULEMAKING LIAISON: Jeanne St. Pierre Department of Labor, 54 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0054. Telephone: (207) 621-5096. Email: Jeanne.StPierre@Maine.gov .
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any):
STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 26 MRS §565
AGENCY WEBSITE: http://www.maine.gov/labor/ .
The Notice of Rulemaking is posted http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/notices/2017/080217.html
Links to the text of the proposed rules are available below.
The rules changes address the following OSHA regulations:
1910 – General Industry, Changes as of June 1, 2017
New: Walking, Working Surfaces
Most of the rule became effective January 17, 2017 in private sector.
1926 – Construction Industry, Changes as of 06/01/2017
Both standards (1910 and 1926) contained in the final rule took effect on June 23, 2016, after which industries have one to five years to comply with most requirements, based on the following schedule:
Construction—June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date-However, OSHA has delayed until September 23, 2017.
General Industry—June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.