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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 25, 2014

August 25, 2014
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OSHA considers revoking Arizona’s oversight of the construction industry following a disagreement over a recent state statute.

Find out how your state’s OSHA program measures up in recently released federal reports on the State Plan states.

Employers seeking variances from certain requirements in federal worker protection standards may soon have help: OSHA proposed new forms to clarify information requirements and expedite the process.

New OSHA resources intended to educate employers on protecting agricultural workers from equipment hazards are available.

Notable proposed fines

$93,300 to a Florida solid waste disposal facility and processing plant for gas pipe violations following an explosion that injured two workers

$45,500 to an Ohio telecommunication tower manufacturing plant for allegedly exposing workers to amputation hazards in connection to two separate employee injuries

Happening this week

Aug. 25-29 – OSHA-sponsored Labor Rights Week

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 25:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
187 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
132 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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