OSHA is hard at work on developing an injury and illness prevention rule that would ask employers to find and fix hazards in their workplace via a "systematic process" that proactively addresses workplace safety and health hazards.
Because of strong turnout at their regularly scheduled stakeholder meetings on developing the proposed rule, OSHA has added two additional stakeholder meetings for July and August.
The first meeting will take place in Washington D.C. on July 20, 2010 and second one will be in Sacramento, CA on August 3, 2010. Anyone wishing to participate is encouraged to visit OSHA's registration page.
In related news, OSHA held a series of stakeholder meetings in June on the modernization of its injury and illness data collection process. OSHA expects to propose a rule this fall with adoption of the rule taking place in 2011. Read our full coverage.