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  1. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1994-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-02-06 | USA-1994-R-37991

    Revises the construction industry safety standards which regulate fall protection systems and procedures.

  2. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Retention of DOT Markings, Placards, and Labels Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928)

    Adoption: 1994-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-17 | USA-1994-R-37993

    Requires employers who receive a package, transport vehicle, freight container, motor vehicle or rail freight car which contains a hazardous material and which is required to be marked, placarded or labeled in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations to retain the markings, placards and labels on such packages, vehicles and containers.

  3. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment Rule (29 CFR Part 1915)

    Adoption: 1994-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-24 | USA-1994-R-37992

    Extends the protection afforded by previous rules to employees entering any confined or enclosed space or working in any other dangerous atmosphere in or out of a shipyard. Simplifies and clarifies some of the requirements in previous standards.

  4. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1994-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-05 | USA-1994-R-37700

    Stays the effective date of certain provisions of the rule on personal protective equipment for general industry (requirements for hazard assessment and training).

  5. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Final Rule; Stay of Enforcement and Correction Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1994-06-27 | USA-1994-R-37676

    On 31 January 1994, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new standard addressing the work practices to be used during the operation and maintenance of electric power generation, transmission and distribution facilities. In that document, the OSHA also revised the electrical protective equipment requirements contained in the General Industry Standards. This Notice stays the enforcement of some of the requirements contained in the electric power generation standard, corrects language in the preamble explaining the standard and corrects several errors in the standard.

  6. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation Rule (30 CFR Part 75)

    Adoption: 1994-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 1994-04-19 | USA-1994-R-37040

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is extending the stay of the effective date of two safety standards for ventilation of underground coal mines to allow completion of a rulemaking involving these and other ventilation standards.

  7. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Hazard Communication Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1994-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-11 | Date of end of application: 1994-08-11 | USA-1994-R-36998

    Stays until 11 August 1994 the coverage of the Hazardous Communication Standard to wood and wood products which will be processed in a manner which will create wood dust or which are treated with hazardous chemicals.

  8. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Pesticide Safety Act. Public Law 103-231 (S. 1913). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-04-06 | USA-1994-L-37203

    Extends certain compliance dates for pesticide safety training and labelling requirements under farm worker safety regulations.

  9. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1994-03-25 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-05 | USA-1994-R-36573

    Revises portions of the general industry safety standards addressing personal protective equipment (PPE). The standards being revised include those containing general requirements for all PPE ( 1910.132) and standards that are set design, selection, and use requirements for specific types of PPE (eye, face, head, foot and hand).

  10. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Hazard Communication Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926 and 1928)

    Adoption: 1994-01-26 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-11 | USA-1994-R-36208

    Requires employers to establish hazard communication programs to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to their employees by means of labels on containers, material safety data sheets, and training programs. Implementation of these hazard communication programs will ensure that all employees have the "right-to-know" the hazards and identities of the chemicals they work with, and will reduce the incidence of chemically-related occupational illnesses and injuries.

  11. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1994-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-31 | USA-1994-R-35965

    Provides for a new standard addressing the work practices to be used during the operation of electric power generation, transmission and distribution facilities.

  12. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Explosives at Metal and Nonmetal Mines Rule (30 CFR Parts 56 and 57)

    Adoption: 1993-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-31 | USA-1993-R-35615

    Revises and clarifies the stayed provisions of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) safety standards for explosives at metal and nonmetal mines which were promulgated on 18 January 1991.

  13. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Cadmium in Shipyard Employment and Construction Rule (29 CFR Parts 1915 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | USA-1993-R-35613

    Consolidation of cadmium standard first published on 14 September 1992 and subsequent amendments.

  14. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Air Contaminants Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1993-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-30 | USA-1993-R-34083

    Announces the revocation of the exposure limits specified in the "Final rule limits" columns of Table Z-1-A of 29 CFR Part 1910.1000. Implements the Court of Appeals decision in AFL-CIO v. OSHA, 965 F.2d.962 (11th Cir., 1992) vacating those limits.

  15. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for General Industry and Contruction Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1993-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-30 | USA-1993-R-34082

    Makes nomenclature changes, address changes and minor technical amendments to OSHA standards for construction and general industry. These changes reflect transfer of authority and editorial corrections to construction and general industry standards that have not undergone recent revision.

  16. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Incorporation of General Industry Safety and Health Standards Applicable to Contruction Work Rule (29 CFR Part 1926)

    Adoption: 1993-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-30 | USA-1993-R-34081

    Incorporates the regulatory text of the General Industry Safety and Health Standards (Part 1910) that have been applicable to construction work into the Safety and Health Regulations for Contruction (29 CFR Part 1926).

  17. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pay Administration (General); Hazard Pay Differentials Rule (5 CFR Part 550)

    Adoption: 1993-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-08 | USA-1993-R-33445

    Provides eligible General Schedule employees who experience a significant risk of exposure to hazardous levels of airborne asbestos fibres with a hazardous duty pay diffential. Incorporates the Occupational Safety and Health Administration permissible exposure limit standard for concentration of airborne asbestos.

  18. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Lead Exposure in Construction Rule (29 CFR Part 1926)

    Adoption: 1993-04-26 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-03 | USA-1993-R-33448

    Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for occupational health and environmental controls in Subpart D of 29 CFR Part 1926 by adding a new section 1926.62 containing employee protection requirements for construction workers exposed to lead.

  19. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Permit-Required Confined Spaces Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1993-01-06 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-15 | USA-1993-R-32353

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has promulgated safety requirements, including a permit system, for entry into those confined spaces designated as permit-required confined spaces which pose special dangers for entrants because their configurations hamper efforts to protect entrants from serious hazards, such as toxic, explosive and asphyxiating atmospheres. A guide to the application of the Rule is attached.

  20. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Electric Motor Assemblies Rule (30 CFR Parts 7 and 18)

    Adoption: 1992-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-02-22 | USA-1992-R-31919

    Establishes the specific requirements for Mine Safety and Health Administration approval of certain explosive-proof electric motor assemblies intended for use in approved equipment in underground mines.

  21. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Electric Cables, Signaling Cables and Cables Splice Kits Rule (30 CFR Parts 7, 18, 57 and 75)

    Adoption: 1992-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-02-22 | USA-1992-R-31920

    Implements new procedures for testing and approval of electric cables, signaling cables and cable splice kit designs to ensure health and safety in mines.

  22. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties Rule (30 CFR Part 100)

    Adoption: 1992-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 1993-02-01 | USA-1992-R-31927

    Revises the Mine Safety and Health Administration's procedures for proposing civil penalties.

  23. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation; Amendments Rule (30 CFR Part 75)

    Adoption: 1992-11-06 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-16 | USA-1992-R-31773

    Provides for technical amendments concerning noxious gas concentration and related matters.

  24. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to Cadmium Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1992-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-14 | USA-1992-R-31121

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hereby publishes a new standard for occupational exposure to cadmium, applicable to general industry and the agriculture and maritime sectors. A separate standard regulation exposure to cadmium in the construction industry was also developed because the differences in job duration, exposure and worksite conditions warrant unique treatment. The basis of this regulation is a determination by the Assistant Secretary that employees exposed to cadmium face significant risk to their health from lung cancer and serious kidney damages at the current permissible exposure limits and that promulgating this standard will substantially reduce that risk.

  25. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Rule (29 CFR Part 2200)

    Adoption: 1992-09-04 | Date of entry into force: 1992-12-10 | USA-1992-R-31128

    Revises the procedural rules governing practice before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

  26. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Rail Safety Enforcement and Review Act. Public Law 102-365 (H.R. 2607).

    Adoption: 1992-09-03 | USA-1992-L-33019

    Amendments in respect of remedial actions, enforcement, review of agency action, protection of railroad safety enforcement personnel power brake service, track safety, locomotive crashworthiness and working conditions, railroad radio communications, local rail freight assistance programme, report on the safety of hazardous materials transportation by rail and the Northeast Corridor Safety Committee.

  27. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Explosives and Blasting Agents Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1992-08-21 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-27 | USA-1992-R-31129

    On June 1, 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a notice (57 FR 23060) adminstratively staying, until August 26, 1992, four provisions of the standard for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (29 CFR 1910.119). The OSHA decided that the original compliance dates are feasible and an extended administrative stay of paragraphs (f), (h), (j), and (l) of 29 CFR 1910.119 is neither necessary nor appropriate.

  28. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to 4,4 Methylenedianiline (MDA) Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1992-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-09 | USA-1992-R-29967

    Under this Rule, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is promulgating new standards regulating exposure to Methylenedianiline (MDA). In addition to establishing permissible exposure limits for MDA, it includes requirements such as medical surveillance, exposure monitoring, hygiene facilities, engineering control and work practices, proper respirator use, and recordkeeping. The standards apply to all industries covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act including general industry, contruction, and maritime.

  29. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Bridge Worker Safety Rules (49 CFR Part 214)

    Adoption: 1992-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-24 | USA-1992-R-30020

    Requires railroads and railroad contractors to provide, and employees to use, fall protection and personal protective equipment. The purpose of this rule is to prevent accidents and casualties to employees involved in certain railroad inspection, maintenance and construction activities.

  30. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthrophyllite and Actinolite Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)

    Adoption: 1992-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-29 | USA-1992-R-29407

    Removes and reserves 29 CFR 1910.1101 and amends the revised asbestos standards so that nonasbestiform tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite are removed from their scope.

  31. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1992-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-26 | USA-1992-R-29409

    Amends the existing regulation for occupational exposure to formaldehyde by lowering the permissible exposure level. The amendments add medical removal protection provisions to supplement existing medical surveillance. Changes have also been made to the standard's hazard communication and employee training requirements.

  32. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation Rule (30 CFR Parts 70 and 75)

    Adoption: 1992-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-16 | USA-1992-R-29408

    Revises the Mine Safety and Health Administration's existing safety standards for ventilation of underground coal mines. The revisions update existing provisions consistent with advances in mining technology, eliminate duplicative and unnecessary standards, and reduce paperwork requirements.

  33. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Approval of Information Collection Requirements Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1992-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 1992-03-06 | Date of end of application: 1995-02-28 | USA-1992-R-28906

    Provides for information collection requirements for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, in respect of a standard designed to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to Hepatitis B virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and other bloodborne pathogens.

  34. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Refuse Piles and Waste Impoundment Dams at Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines Rule (30 CFR Part 17)

    Adoption: 1992-02-24 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-01 | USA-1992-R-27735

  35. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Explosives and Blasting Agents Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)

    Adoption: 1992-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-26 | USA-1992-R-27738

    This Rule is intended to eliminate or mitigate the consequences of toxicity, fires, and catastrophic releases of highly hazardous chemicals associated with processes using such chemicals.

  36. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties Rule (30 CFR Part 100)

    Adoption: 1992-01-17 | USA-1992-R-26750

    Revises the Mine Safety and Health Administration's procedures for proposing civil penalties under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. Penalties are increased to induce greater overall mine operator compliance with MSHA safety and health standards.

  37. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Rule (29 CFR Part 1910.1030)

    Adoption: 1991-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 1992-03-06 | USA-1991-R-26751

    Intends to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to Hepatitis B Virus HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other bloodborne pathogens, by a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination signs and labels, and other provisions.

  38. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Occupations Particularly Hazardous for the Employment of Minors Between 16 and 18 Years of Age, or Detrimental to their Health or Well-Being Rule (29 CFR 570). - CFR Online

    Adoption: 1991-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-20 | USA-1991-R-26633

    Provides changes to three Hazardous Occupations Orders, issued under section 3(1) of the Fair Labour Standards Act (LS 1966 - USA 1), which prohibit employment of minors under 18 years of age for specified occupations that are hazardous or detrimental to health.

  39. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Explosives and Blasting in Underground Coal Mines Rule (30 CFR Part 75)

    Adoption: 1991-10-03 | Date of entry into force: 1991-12-10 | USA-1991-R-26638

    Revises and clarifies provisions of the Mine Safety and Health Administration standards, in particular the criteria for miners to become qualified to use explosives for blasting, and addresses hazard of accidental initiation of detonators caused by stray electric current.

  40. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Standards for Explosives at Metal and Nonmetal Mines Rule (30 CFR Part 56)

    Adoption: 1991-09-06 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | USA-1991-R-25320

    This Rule first was published as a "final rule" in the Federal Register on January 18, 1991, and is now reprinted in full with a new effective date, and a one year administrative stay of certain provisions concerning vehicles, primer protection, loading and blasting, excessive temperatures, and burning explosive material.

  41. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Rule (29 CFR Part 500)

    Adoption: 1991-06-26 | USA-1991-R-25021

    Amends the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Regulations to conform with USSC decision that exclusive remedy provisions in State workers' compensation schemes do not preclude migrant workers from suing their employer for damages under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Protection Act.

  42. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Rule

    Adoption: 1991-05-10 | USA-1991-R-25262

    Expands the definition of "hazardous wastes" to include hazardous substances.

  43. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs Rule (45 CFR Part 1232)

    Adoption: 1990-12-31 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-18 | USA-1991-R-22434

  44. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Video Display Terminal Worker Safety Ordinance.

    Adoption: 1990-12-27 | USA-1990-R-21959

    "Landmark legislation" which sets minimum safety standards covering computer workers in businesses with 15 or more employers in order to reduce the risks associated with prolonged computer use, including eye strain, muscle fatigue and carpal tunnel syndrome, an injury that can incapacitate the hand and often requires surgery. The Ordinance requires adjustable chairs and terminal displays, detachable keyboards, correct lighting levels and noise reduction of impact printers. Employers who do not provide rest breaks every two hours will have to provide 15 minutes of alternative work or a written explanation if no such work is available. Full compliance would have to be achieved within four years of entry into force.

  45. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Screening of Mail Reasonably Suspected of Being Dangerous to Air Transportation or Postal Employees Rule (39 CFR Part 115)

    Adoption: 1990-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-04 | USA-1990-R-22421

    Amendment allowing the opening (without a search warrant) of any specific piece of mail reasonably suspected of posing an immediate danger to life or limb or an immediate and substantial danger to property, and any necessary examination or treatment of the contents of that piece of mail, without compromising the confidentiality of any correspondence inside mail sealed against inspection. The amendment additionally allows, in threatening situations, the examination but not the opening of defined quantities of mail by any means which can ascertain whether one or more mail articles might contain explosives or other dangerous materials.

  46. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Terephthalic Acid; Toxic Chemical Release Reporting; Community Right-to-Know Rule (40 CFR Part 372)

    Adoption: 1990-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-09 | USA-1990-R-22429

    Delisting by the Environmental Protection Agency of terephthalic acid from the list of toxic chemicals under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, thereby relieving facilities of their obligation to report releases of terephthalic acid that occurred during the 1990 calender year.

  47. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Amendments Act of 1990. Public Law 101-645 (H.R.3789).

    Adoption: 1990-11-29 | USA-1990-L-22365

    Amends the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act to extend programs providing urgently needed assistance for the homeless, and for other purposes.

  48. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. Public Law 101-625 (S.566).

    Adoption: 1990-11-28 | USA-1990-L-22360

    Authorizes a new HOME Investment Partnerships program, a National Homeownership Trust program, and Homeownership and Opportunity for People Everywhere programs, amends and extends certain laws relating to housing, community and neighborhood preservation, and related programs (including support for programs for the elderly, the disabled, persons with AIDS, and for indigenous peoples), and for other purposes.

  49. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act of 1990. Public Law 101-637 (S.1893).

    Adoption: 1990-11-28 | USA-1990-L-22363

    Reauthorizes the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act of 1984.

  50. United States of America - Occupational safety and health - Law, Act

    National Institutes of Health Amendments of 1990. Public Law 101-613 (S.2857).

    Adoption: 1990-11-16 | USA-1990-L-22355

    Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to certain programs for the National Institutes of Health, being the establishment of the National Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the establishment of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research.

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