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OSHA Roundup for July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

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News

OSHA sends additional inspectors to North Dakota in response to recent deaths in the state’s oil and gas and construction industries.

An updated webpage with safety resources for the construction demolition industry is now available from OSHA.

An OSHA advisory committee’s workgroup on temporary worker safety is set to meet July 28.

Notable proposed fines

$816,500 to a Maine-based vehicle interior trimmings producer on allegations it provided OSHA with false abatement documentation for amputation hazards at its Ohio plant

$305,100 to a barge builder in Texas for hearing protection, fall protection and failure-to-abate violations

$62,101 to a farming cooperative for anhydrous ammonia storage violations in connection with the death of a worker killed when exposed to the chemical compound at a Nebraska grain handling facility

$53,480 to a group of contractors in connection with a worker’s fatal fall at a condominium construction site in Texas

Happening this week

July 22 – Deadline to register to attend an Oct. 22 informal stakeholder meeting on improving OSHA’s Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program 

July 23 – Deadline for federal agency personnel to register for OSHA’s Federal Agency Training Week

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 21:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
152 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
97 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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