OSHA Issues Proposed Changes to Eye and Face Protection Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a proposed rule revising its eye and face protection standards applicable to a number of industries. The purpose of the amended rule is to incorporate by reference the most recent versions of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection standard. The proposal also seeks to amend language in the construction eye and face protection standard to make it consistent with OSHA's general industry and maritime standards. This rulemaking is part of a series of updates OSHA is making to various safety standards to align them with the latest versions of national consensus and industry standards. 

Comments on the proposal are due on or before April 13.

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