By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory affairs & assistant general counsel, ARTBA

ARTBA and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) have weighed in with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help remove inconsistencies and otherwise improve agency regulations ranging from traffic control to record keeping.

ARTBA submitted its own Jan. 4 comments focusing on OSHA’s use of multiple versions of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The association pointed out that different versions of the MUTCD are being used by various agencies across different regulatory platforms, causing confusion for the transportation construction industry. ARTBA also urged OSHA to mandate the use of only the most current version of the MUTCD.

ARTBA joined 23 other CISC members in separate Jan. 4 comments offering improvements to OSHA regulations in the areas of occupational hearing loss, personal protective equipment and record keeping. Other CISC members include commercial and home builders, specialty trade contractors and material suppliers.

Both comments were made through OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project, which seeks input from regulated industries on removing or revising outdated, duplicative, unnecessary and inconsistent requirements in the agency’s rules and standards.