OSHA 2018 – Regulatory Rules, Regulations and Changes - Capstone Brokerage

By: Kathleen Murray, Capstone Brokerage Client Advocate, January 23, 2018

It’s that time of the year again when OSHA regulations are added, and compliance dates will go into effect in 2018. This newsletter will address the important changes chosen by the effective dates for compliance in 2018.

The most important is the Final Rule for Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses that was implemented in 2016. The Final Rule was effective January 1, 2017 to see the entire final rule visit Department Of Labor OSHA Tracking

What does this rule require?

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness dates that they are already required to record on their ONSITE OSHA Injury and Illness Forms. Analysis of this date will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Most importantly, the new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years.

When do I need to be in compliance?

The electronic reporting system for submitting 2016 injury and illness reports became available August 1, 2016.OSHA has continued accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application(ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017. Starting January 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data.

For more information, visit the Injury Tracking Application, Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA.

2018 – 10/30 Hour Requirement:

OSHA 10/30 Hour Cards Required for the Entertainment Industry – Effective January 1, 2018
What are the major requirements and changes in this rule? Starting January 1, 2018, the State of Nevada will require specific workers in the entertainment industry to complete an OSHA 10-hour (non-supervisory employee) or an OSHA 30-hour (supervisory employee) safety and health industry course and receive a completion card within 15 days of hire.

The specific workers are ones whose primary occupation on site falls into one of these categories:

• Theatrical scenery, rigging or props
• Wardrobe, hair or makeup
• Audio, camera, projection, video or lighting equipment
• Any other items or parts which are related to or components
of the items described in 1,2 or 3 and which are used for or in
conjunction with the presentation or production of: 1. Live
entertainment; 2. Filmmaking or photography, including without limitation, motion pictures; 3. Television programs, including without limitation, live broadcasts, closed-circuit broadcasts or videotape recordings or playback; 4. Sporting events; 5. Theatrical performances. This requirement will not apply to volunteers or any other persons who are not paid to perform work on a site.

Please see the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) for complete details on the Rules or contact your local SCATS, (OSHA Safety Consultation and Training Section) office for more information at 877-472-3368 or Visit: 4SAFENV.STATE.NV.US