In safety news:

OSHA issued a Request for Information (RFI) as the agency considers updating its safety standards for falls in shipbuilding and repair (under Subpart E of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Shipyard Employment). Specifically, the RFI seeks comments and information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment (including the use of stairways and ladders); use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or via mail, facsimile or hand delivery. See the Federal Register notice for submission details. The submission deadline is December 7th, 2016.

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