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Monday, June 17, 2013

OSHA To Update Sign Standards To Incorporate The Latest ANSI Standards

The following was published in the Federal Register On Thursday, June 13, 2013:

Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments.

OSHA is proposing to update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute ("ANSI") standards covering the specifications for accident prevention signs and tags. These are the ANSI Z535.1-2006(R2011), Z535.2-2011, and Z535.5-2011 standards.

OSHA also is proposing to retain the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards (ANSI Z53.1-1967, Z35.1-1968, and Z35.2-1968) in its signage standards. This will give employers the option of complying with either the updated or earlier standards.

 In addition, OSHA is proposing to incorporate by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices ("MUTCD"), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into the incorporation-by-reference section of the construction standards, having inadvertently omitted this edition of the MUTCD from this section during an earlier rulemaking, and amend citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section. In addition, OSHA is publishing a direct final rule in today's Federal Register adding the same references.

posted by Steve Hudgik
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