Inside OSHA

December 3, 2021

Manufacturing Groups Back Update To Decades-Old Power Press Rule

November 3, 2021 at 6:48 PM
Manufacturers are urging OSHA to adopt industry consensus standards as the basis for first-time updates to its 1971 mechanical power press rule, and to consider a separate standard for hydraulic and pneumatic presses, but are split on the feasibility and cost of quickly implementing any such changes. In letters filed ahead of an Oct. 26 comment deadline , several manufacturing trade associations urged OSHA to adopt the latest consensus safety standard crafted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as...

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