There is strong support for an OSHA proposal that has not yet adopted.

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is backing OSHA’s proposal to include an “unclassified hazards” category in the UN’s Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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It makes sure minimum safety and health guidelines are followed, to ensure a safe and cost-effective work environment.

The two new standards are ANSI/ASSE A10.1-2011 (Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Construction and Demolition Operations) and ANSI/ASSE A10.26-2011 (Emergency Procedures for Construction and Demolition Sites).

OSHA’s records show that nearly 43,000 of those who called the 800 number did so to file a complaint about workplace hazards.

More than 32,000 people contacted OSHA through its email correspondence system.

Of course, there’s little for OSHA to do with all these inquiries and on all these visits unless there are regulations to enforce.

And in order to prevent workplace hazards or OSHA penalties in your business, it’s important to keep up to date on the latest developments in workplace standards and regulations.

And as it turns out, 2011 was a busy year for OSHA.

More than 200,000 people sought assistance from OSHA in 2011, through either the toll-free 800 number or through email.

The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing it. It has to do with what we covered in the beginning of this article: Safety, and OSHA’s response to complaints about workplace hazards.