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OSHA Roundup for July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014
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News

OSHA field staff members are reminded about the agency’s Temporary Worker Initiative in a recent memo.

Compliance officers receive a revised directive on communication tower inspections.

Notable proposed fines

$158,000 to a New Jersey retail store for electrical and storage violations

$120,560 to an Omaha, NE, livestock feed supplement manufacturer for several violations, including confined space and hazard communication, in connection with a building roof collapse that killed two workers and injured nine others

$101,300 to an airline at a New Jersey airport for electrical, fall and struck-by violations

Happening this week

July 28 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Temporary Workers Workgroup meeting

July 29-31 – Federal Agency Training Week

July 30 – Informal stakeholder meeting on proposed standard to protect emergency responders’ safety and health 

July 30 – Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee meeting

Aug. 1 – Deadline to speak at an upcoming Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health 

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 28:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
159 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
104 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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