OSHA is proposing 18 changes to the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. The agency estimates that proposed revisions could save employers an estimated $3.2 million per year. According to Insurance Journal, the changes would recognize electronic posting of 911 emergency services contact information; promote uniformity in rules for traffic signs, flaggers and barricades at construction sites; remove the requirement for collection of Social Security numbers; clarify employers’ duties in the excavation standard and exempt single family dwellings from the load limit notification requirement. In other areas they attempt to establish more consistency between OSHA rules and general industry practices or government rules in related areas.
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