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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

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Review counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:

# of Days
630 Silica (proposed rule)
349 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
131 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)
74 Standards Improvement Project IV (pre-rule)

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – part of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget – reviews proposed regulations. The process is required for most rules before they can move forward, and typically takes 90 days.


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Notable proposed fines

$72,600 to a Florida residential construction firm for allegations that it exposed workers to fall hazards.

$58,000 to a Pennsylvania recycling company for alleged violations that include fall, electrical and struck-by hazards.

$46,900 to a Massachusetts medical service provider for allegations that it exposed workers to bloodborne pathogens by not providing safety-engineered needles.

Happening this week

Nov. 6 – Election Day

Nov. 9 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health teleconference to plan future activities

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