As part of OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project, OSHA has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that may be confusing, outdated, or unnecessary.

The revisions are expected to increase understanding and compliance with the provisions, improve employee safety and health, and save employers an estimated $6.1 million per year.

This is the fourth rule under OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project (SIP-IV).

For more information, see the OSHA Trade Release and the pre-publication Federal Register Notice. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2019.