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OSHA Drops ‘Lockout/Tagout’ Change From SIP Rule But Eyes Future Fix

May 13, 2019
OSHA has issued its long-awaited final rule amending a series of existing standards to remove or revise duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements though, as expected, the measure drops an Obama-era plan to expand when OSHA’s so-called “lockout/tagout” safety standard applies to power equipment that is shut off for repairs. But OSHA says in the final Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV rule , slated for publication in the Federal Register May 14, that it will consider the issue as part...

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