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OSHA Roundup for March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

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News

Whistleblower protection funding would increase under a proposed fiscal year 2015 OSHA budget.

The final member for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has been approved by a Senate committee.

OSHA extends the request for information comment period for its proposed Process Safety Management Standard.

Notable proposed fines

$43,400 to a Rhode Island-based wood pellet plant for violations related to a combustible dust explosion and fire that injured a worker

$14,000 to a Nebraska construction company in connection with a worker who was struck by a front-end loader and killed

Happening this week

March 10 – Deadline to comment on proposed Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule

March 11 – Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee meeting

March 12 – Deadline to submit comments on proposed extension on Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard compliance date


Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of March 10:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
19 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final 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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