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May 25, 2018
Consistent with the opinion issued in September 2016 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for DC Circuit, OSHA has announced that it will not issue citations under its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard for certain wholesalers of agricultural products.

May 23, 2018
One issue employers regularly confront under the construction standard is the difference between a confined space and a permit-required confined space. Here are several aids to understanding the differences between the two.

May 21, 2018
OSHA issued a proposed rule addressing crane operator certification in construction. Published May 21 in the Federal Register, the rule would permanently extend and clarify employers’ duties to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate equipment through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation.

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May 25, 2018 (Final Rule) - FMCSA corrected the electronic documents and signatures final rule published on April 16, 2018 that amended FMCSA regulations to allow the use of electronic records and signatures to satisfy FMCSA's regulatory requirements.

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OSHA Challenge
According to OSHA's May 21 proposed rule in the Federal Register, who would be primarily responsible for ensuring that crane operators in construction are qualified to operate a crane safely?
• Crane operators
• Employers
• Crane certification programs
• Testing organizations
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