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 Upcoming Changes to 29 CFR

Standard Reference# Provenance Date Published Type of Change Upcoming Date Context
29 CFR 1915.1024 Federed Register Proposed Rule - 82 FR 29182 6/27/2017 Enforcement Delay Notice 8/28/17 OSHA proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the shipyard sector regarding Beryllium that was adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m³ and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m³. The public comment and OSHA period for review begins on June 27, 2017 and ends on August 28, 2017. During this period, OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard standards for Beryllium without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
29 CFR 1926.1124 Federed Register Proposed Rule - 82 FR 29182 6/27/2017 Enforcement Delay Notice 8/28/17 OSHA proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction sector regarding Beryllium that was adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m³ and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m³. The public comment and OSHA period for review begins on June 27, 2017 and ends on August 28, 2017. During this period, OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 construction standards for Beryllium without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
29 CFR 1926.1153 LOI 4/6/2017 Enforcement Date Delay 9/23/17 The Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, codified at 29 CFR §1926.1153, became effective on June 23, 2016. Under this standard, all obligations were to commence on June 23, 2017 except for requirements for sample analysis in paragraph 1926.1153(d)(2)(v), which commence on June 23, 2018. In order to provide the opportunity to conduct additional outreach to the regulated community and to provide additional time to train compliance officers, OSHA has decided to delay enforcement of this standard until September 23, 2017 except for the previously extended 1926.1123(d)(2)(v) standard.
29 CFR 1926.1427(a)(2) and (f) Federal Register Rule - 79 FR 57785 9/26/2014 Compliance date matures 11/10/17 The deadline for operator certification was extended by three years from November 10, 2014, to November 10, 2017, to provide additional time to consider potential rulemaking options in light of the information OSHA has gathered since the cranes standard was issued. 
29 CFR 1926.1427(a)(1) Federal Register Rule - 79 FR 57785 9/26/2014 Compliance date matures 11/10/17 When 1910.1427(a)(1) is not applicable, the requirements of 1910.1427(k)(2)(i) and (iii) apply until November 10, 2017 so that there will be no reduction in worker protection for the three year period which operator certification of compliance is still under review.
29 CFR 1910.27(b)(1) Federal Register Rule - 81 FR 82494 11/16/2016 Compliance date matures 11/20/17 The compliance date has been extended to give employers additional time to become familiar with the requirements added November 16, 2016. During the interim period, employers are to evaluate changes they may need to make to bring their companies into compliance, purchase equipment they may need in order to comply, and develop and present any required training in addition to what they already have in place. This extension also allows time to upgrade fall protection systems as part of the normal “business cycle” or “useful life” of equipment (i.e., anchorages, cage, well, fixed ladder), which assists in the reduction of compliance costs.
29 CFR 1904.41 Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/28/2017 Proposed delay of effective date from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 12/1/17  A proposed rule was posted that will extend the initial submission deadline for 2016 Form 300A data to December 1, 2017, to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1. The proposed five-month delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register.
29 CFR 1904 Appendix A to Subpart E Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/28/2017 Proposed delay of effective date from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 12/1/17  A proposed rule was posted that will extend the initial submission deadline for 2016 Form 300A data to December 1, 2017, to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1. The proposed five-month delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register.
29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(1) LOI 9/1/2015 Discretionary enforcement extension matures 12/1/17 OSHA has issued a 2 year extension for a limited continued use of HCS 1994-compliant labels. OSHA inspectors are permitted to use enforcement discretion after December 1, 2015, so that distributors may ship existing stock packaged (e.g., boxed, palletized, shrink-wrapped, etc.) for shipment as long as the immediate container label is HCS 1994-compliant. This extension recognizes that there may be delays in compliance on the part of manufacturers and importers, therefore some distributors may have difficulty depleting their existing stock of HCS 1994-labeled hazardous chemicals by the December 1, 2015 deadline. Note: Distributors must provide HCS 2012-compliant SDSs to downstream users with the first shipment after a new or revised SDS is provided by the manufacturer or importer.
29 CFR 1910.1024 Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/12/2018 All compliance obligations of this standard become enforceable on March 12, 2018 except for 1910.1024(i) and 1910.1024(f).
29 CFR 1915.1024 Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/12/2018 All compliance obligations of this standard become enforceable on March 12, 2018 except for 1915.1024(i) and 1910.1024(f).
29 CFR 1926.1124 Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/12/18 All obligations of this standard commence and become enforceable on March 12, 2018, except 1926.1124(i) and 1926.1124(f).
29 CFR 1910.119 and 1910.119 Appendix A LOI 7/21/2016 Interim Enforcement Policy 3/18/2018 OSHA’s enforcement policy on the concentration of a chemical that must be present in a process for the purpose of determining whether the chemical is at or above the threshold quantity listed in Appendix A of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard (29 C.F.R. §1910.119) is extended. Through March 31, 2018, with respect to processes that will be covered by the PSM standard for the first time as a result of the one percent test, OSHA will make it a top priority for Compliance Assistance Specialists (CASs) in its area offices to provide assistance, when requested, to help employers bring such processes into PSM compliance. Eligible employers can also seek assistance from OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program. To the extent relevant expertise is available among consultation program personnel, requests for assistance with these processes is placed at a high priority for receiving on-site consultation visits. From April 1, 2017, through March 18, 2018, OSHA will not cite an employer under the PSM standard for any PSM violations involving such processes provided the employer is making good faith efforts to come into compliance with the PSM standard by March 31, 2018.  OSHA will consider efforts made by employers to be “in good faith” if they can demonstrate that ongoing efforts to comply with the standard are underway and documented. This policy does not apply in cases involving a fatality or catastrophe.
29 CFR 1926.1153(d)(2)(v) Federal Register Final Rule 3/25/2016 Obligation Date 6/23/18 Requirements for methods of sample analysis in paragraph (d)(2)(v) of this section commence June 23, 2018.
29 CFR 1910.1053 Federal Register Final Rule 3/25/2016 Obligation Date 6/23/18 All obligations of this section commence on June 23, 2018, with the following exceptions:
(1) Medical surveillance in paragraph 1910.1053(i)(1)(i) for employees who will be occupationally exposed to respirable crystalline silica at or above the action level for 30 or more days per year, and
(2) Engineering control implementation in paragraph 1910.1053(f)(1) for the oil and gas industries.
Note: Medical surveillance compliance for employees who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica above the PEL for 30 or more days per year must meet the June 23, 2018 compliance deadline.
29 CFR 1910.28(b)(9)(i)(A) and (B) Federal Register Rule - 81 FR 82494 11/16/2016 Compliance Date 11/19/18 The compliance date set for this rule, added November 16, 2016, is two years from the rule's effective date. This provides employers additional time to become familiar with the requirements, evaluate changes they may need to make, purchase equipment they may need in order to comply, and develop and present any required training. This extension also allows time to upgrade fall protection systems as part of the normal “business cycle” or “useful life” of equipment (i.e., anchorages, cage, well, fixed ladder), which reduces compliance costs. For outdoor advertising conditions that are not equipped with a safety system before the November 19, 2018 compliance deadline, the employer must provide employee safety measures complaint with the provisions specified in 1910.28(b)(10)(ii).
29 CFR 1910.1024(i) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/11/2019 Change rooms and showers for employees working in a beryllium work area, required by 1910.1024(i), must be provided to employees by March 11, 2019.
29 CFR 1915.1024(i) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/11/2019 Change rooms and showers for employees working in a beryllium work area, required by 1915.1024(i), must be provided to employees by March 11, 2019.
29 CFR 1926.1124(i) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/11/2019 Change rooms and showers for employees working in a beryllium work area, required by 1926.1124(i) must be provided to employees by March 11, 2019.
29 CFR 1910.1024(f) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/10/2020 Engineering controls specified in 1910.1024(f) for beryllium work area(s) that release(s) airborne beryllium must be implmented by March 10, 2020.
29 CFR 1915.1024(f) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/10/2020 Engineering controls specified in 1915.1024(f) for beryllium work area(s) that release(s) airborne beryllium must be implemented by March 10, 2020.
29 CFR 1926.1124(f) Federal Register Rule - 82 FR 2470 1/9/2017 Compliance Date 3/10/2020 Engineering controls specified in 1926.1124(f) for beryllium work area(s) that release(s) airborne beryllium must be implemented by March 10, 2020.
29 CFR 1910.1053(i)(1)(i) Federal Register Final Rule 3/25/2016 Obligation Date 6/23/20 Obligations commence for employees who will be occupationally exposed to respirable crystalline silica at or above the action level for 30 or more days per year.
29 CFR 1910.1053(f)(1) Federal Register Final Rule 3/25/2016 Obligation Date 6/23/21 Obligations for engineering controls in 1910.1053(f)(1) commence June 23, 2021 for the hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas industry.
29 CFR 1910.28(b)(9)(i)(D) Federal Register Rule - 81 FR 82494 11/16/2016 Compliance Date 11/18/36 The compliance date has been extended for this rule, added November 16, 2016, to give employers ample additional time to become familiar with the requirements, evaluate changes they may need to make, purchase equipment they may need in order to comply, and develop and present any required training. This extension also allows time to upgrade fall protection systems as part of the normal “business cycle” or “useful life” of equipment (i.e., anchorages, cage, well, fixed ladder), which reduces compliance costs.
29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, 1926.1400(a) LOI 6/30/2017 Enforcement Discretion otice - Monorail Hoists Indefinite Until the application of the cranes standard to monorail hoists is revisited through rulemaking, OSHA intends to exercise its enforcement discretion by not citing employers for failing to achieve full compliance with the cranes standard when monorail hoists are used if the following conditions are met to protect employees in Construction Applications: (1) Compliance with 29 CFR 1926.554 (Overhead hoists). OSHA notes that its Overhead Hoist standard requires the use of outriggers and other supports whenever prescribed by the manufacturer. (2) Operators of this equipment are trained in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.21. (3) The employer has determined that each operator is qualified to safely operate that hoisting system per 29 CFR 1926.20(b)(4). (4) When monorail hoists are mounted on equipment such as work vehicles, utility trailers, scaffolding systems (including mast climbing), and various other mobile or stationary support systems, the employer must also comply with all other OSHA construction requirements that are applicable to each supporting vehicle, equipment, and structure. Should an employer operating such equipment fail to comply fully with all of the requirements described, the requirements of the cranes standard would apply.
29 CFR 1915.1000 Table Z Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/27/2017 Proposed Revocation of Final Rule: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Indefinite (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m3 and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m3 for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
29 CFR 1915.1024 Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/27/2017 Proposed Revocation of Final Rule: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Indefinite (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m3 and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m3 for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
29 CFR 1926.55 Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/27/2017 Proposed Revocation of Final Rule: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Indefinite (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m3 and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m3 for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
29 CFR 1926.1124 Federal Register Proposed Rule 6/27/2017 Proposed Revocation of Final Rule: Occupational Exposure to Beryllium Indefinite (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 μg/m3 and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 μg/m3 for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway.
1917.50 LOI 3/17/2017 Exemption Indefinite Reach stackers used in marine terminals to load, unload, and move maritime cargo are considered powered industrial trucks (PIT's) and are therefore exempt from certification under 1917.50(j)(1).
1910.178(l) LOI 3/17/2017 Exemption Indefinite Reach stackers used in marine terminals to load, unload, and move maritime cargo are considered powered industrial trucks (PIT's) and are therefore exempt from certification under 1917.50(j)(1).
1910.109(i)(2)(e) LOI 12/3/2014 Enforcement Exemption Indefinite Some aspects of 1910.109(i) have requirements that are specific to an authority that has enforcement jurisdiction over building, fire, plumbing, and electrical municipal codes. This is usually a municipal or state code official, not an OSHA officer. Therefore, OSHA does not consider themselves as the enforcement agency for 1910.109(i)(2)(ii) and 1910.109(i)(2)(iii)(e) because they do not have the relevant permitting or approval authority which is unique to the respective municipal or state codes.