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OSHA Action Worth Noting

A recent rule by the USDOL will require certain employers in the construction industry to submit injury and illness information already collected and sent to OSHA. The rule, which takes effect on January 1, 2024, will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit information from Forms 300 and 301 once per year. OSHA also stated that the data gathered via this rule would be made public, but with identifying information removed.

OSHA also recently proposed a rule to require that the personal protection equipment (PPE) used on construction job sites properly fit employees. Current regulations require employers to provide and maintain PPE, but they do not explicitly state that the safety gear must properly fit each employee. The agency said this change would benefit women, who may be adversely impacted by oversized gear originally designed for men. The agency estimates that this rule revision could impact around 10% of the construction workforce.

If you have questions regarding either of these OSHA actions, please contact the NUCA NJ office.

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