By Brad Sant, senior vice president of Safety & Education, ARTBA 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates 14 provisions in the recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards to eliminate confusing, outdated, or unnecessary language.

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,” according to OSHA.

OSHA cited ARTBA’s 2017 comments to the agency for prompting updates related to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The new rule now references the latest MUTCD, from 2009, rather than a mix of outdated editions, including 1988 and 2000.