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OSHA Roundup for June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

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News

The proposed OSHA budget would boost the agency’s funding a bit, but not as much as the administration would like.

A new game-based web tool from OSHA aims to improve hazard identification and mitigation in manufacturing and construction.

Notable proposed fines

$110,400 to a Missouri construction company for struck-by and trench violations in connection with serious struck-by and fall injuries suffered by a worker

$101,200 to a food supplement manufacturing facility in Nebraska for allegedly exposing workers to amputation and fall hazards

$89,500 to an Ohio-based manufacturer for machine guarding and lockout/tagout violations following an incident in which a press crushed a worker’s hand

$44,410 to a fish processing plant in Massachusetts and a temporary employment agency in connection with the shucking machine death of a sanitation supervisor

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of June 16:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
118 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
63 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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