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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 11, 2014

August 11, 2014
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News

Beginning in 2016, companies bidding on federal contracts must disclose labor law violations.

A recent Chinese factory blast highlights the need for an OSHA combustible dust standard, according to the head of the Chemical Safety Board.

Utah OSHA launches a construction industry emphasis program.

OSHA offers new resources on earthquake safety.

Notable proposed fines

$188,500 to a Georgia paint and coating manufacturing facility for allegedly exposing workers to silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards

$184,800 to an Oklahoma oil refinery for hot surface, fall and electrical violations

$174,240 to a Texas plastic products manufacturer for lockout/tagout violations

Happening this week

Aug. 16 – Construction safety and health fair in Chamblee, GA, sponsored by OSHA and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 11:

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