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OSHA Roundup for May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014

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News

Updates are needed for OSHA’s whistleblower statute, witnesses tell a Senate subcommittee.

To mark Workers’ Memorial Day, OSHA administrator David Michaels called on employers to improve chemical safety.

Notable proposed fines

$166,000 to an electrical equipment provider in connection with a chemical spill that injured several workers at a Wisconsin facility

Happening this week

May 7-8 – Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting


Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of May 5:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
75 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
20 Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (prerule)

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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