In order to create new regulations or repeal regulations already in place, OSHA must follow a lengthy, transparent process. Instead of discussing one specific rule, today we will talk about how OSHA carries out its rulemaking process in general.
In an executive order issued on January 20, the President of the US directed Federal agencies to delay the effective date of new regulations for sixty days. Sixty days later, US EPA has elected to further delay the implementation date for certain new rules.
The US DOT Federal Rail Administration (FRA) this week raised its civil penalties for violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for rail shipments to adjust for inflation. In addition to raising the hazmat civil penalties, this Final Rule also raises penalties for non-hazmat related rail safety violations.
A guide to developing standard operating procedures, or SOPs, that help you select, manage, and audit your hazmat agents and contractors.