In safety news:

OSHA deputy administrator Jordan Barab updated attendees at a U.S. Small Business Labor Safety Roundtable about the agency’s priorities. An attendee gave an overview of Barab’s presentation in The National Law Review. Barab said these four rules pending final agency action are on top of OSHA’s to-do list: confined space in construction, silica, walking working surfaces and personal fall protection systems, and improving tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses (electronic recordkeeping). Of those four, Barab said confined space in construction would be released first. The standard would mostly align with the confined space standard for general industry.

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