OSHA Officials Discuss Rulemaking Efforts, Focus on Heat Illness
October 26, 2023
OSHA is actively prioritizing rulemaking, particularly in heat illness prevention.
-The agency is updating the Hazard Communication standard and working on a heat illness standard for both indoor and outdoor high-heat work settings.
OSHA is also developing standards for infectious diseases in healthcare settings and healthcare-specific workplace violence.
They've initiated an educational campaign on heat illness prevention, increased heat-related inspections, and exceeded pre-pandemic inspection levels in 2023, with over 34,000 inspections.