OSHA to hold public meeting on draft of updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a roundtable discussion on the agency’s draft updated Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. The meeting is set for Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C.
Anyone wishing to attend must register by March 3. Attendees can choose from several levels of participation in the discussion, which will cover the guidelines in general plus key issues that were raised in public comments. The comment period closes Feb. 22.
First published in 1989 to help employers establish their own safety and health programs, the guidelines are being updated to reflect changes in the workplace and modern safety practices. They should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses, and also provide approaches that multiple employers at the same worksite can use to coordinate their efforts to protect all workers.