Updating Consensus Standards is Focus of ASSE’s Comment on OSHA SIP IV Request for Info

ASSE provided comments for the record of OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project – Phase IV Request for Information based significantly on its role as Secretariat to the ANSI-accredited A10 Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations and the ANSI/ASSE Z9 Committee for Health and Safety Standards for Ventilation Systems. The comments included a detailed matrix of changes ASSE is urging OSHA to make to the 29 CFR 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction to update consensus standards refernces in the regulations, along with copies of the standards for OSHA’s use. Also included was a copy of the recently updated Construction Safety Management and Engineering, the widely respected, comprehensive reference for managing risks on construction sites, and asked that it be referenced in 1926 appendices.