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OSHA's New Safety Signage Ruling Aimed at Improving Workplace Safety

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Jan 7, 2014 10:23:00 AM

In this November’s Federal Register, OSHA confirmed the September 11, 2013 effective date of its direct final rule revising the accident prevention signs and tags standards for general industry and construction. On June 13, 2013, OSHA published the final rule updating references in the signage standard to more recent national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Since the agency received no significant adverse public comments by its July 15 deadline, it was able to confirm the effective date of the final rule of September 11, 2013. For the purposes of judicial review, however, OSHA considers November 6, 2013, the date of issuance of the final rule.

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Topics: OSHA, Improving Workplace Safety, accident prevention signs and tags standards, ANSI Z535 Committee for Safety Signs and Colors

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