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February 14, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2019–2020 “Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements,” the regulatory and voluntary changes the board feels will reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities.

February 13, 2019
On March 11, OSHA will begin enforcing additional provisions of its general industry beryllium standard. The agency will begin enforcing requirements for change rooms and showers.

February 11, 2019
The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for May 9, 2019, to discuss electronic submission of injury and illness records and decide whether to require electronic filing of Cal/OSHA Forms 300 and 301 after federal OSHA rescinded the requirement.

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January 25, 2019 (Final Rule) - To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments continue to be required to maintain those records on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain them as needed through inspections and enforcement actions. In addition to reporting required after severe injuries, establishments will continue to submit information from their Form 300A.

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OSHA Challenge
Which provisions of the general industry beryllium rule will OSHA begin enforcing March 11?
• Permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 ug/m3
• Short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 ug/m3
• Change rooms and showers
• Respiratory protection
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