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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 6, 2014

October 6, 2014
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Arizona stands by its assertion that its fall protection standard for construction is as effective as federal OSHA.

OSHA’s proposal to update its permissible exposure limits clears a regulatory hurdle.

Interested in obtaining free safety videos from OSHA? A new guide can tell you how.

The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health is scheduled to meet in November to discuss whistleblower protection.

Notable proposed fines

$162,000 to a Florida contractor for fall protection violations at two residential worksites

$136,290 to a New Jersey cabinetry company for allegations of exposing employees to chemical hazards

$89,500 to a steel foundry in Ohio for alleged machine hazards following a worker being pinned in a machine and suffering a broken back, collapsed lung and partial paralysis

$64,000 to an Ohio metal treating facility for confined space violations in connection to a metal door fatally striking a maintenance worker

$40,600 to a roofing contractor for fall protection violations related to a worker’s fatal fall at a Connecticut jobsite

Happening this week

Oct. 8-10 – Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s annual Occupational Safety and Health Conference

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Oct. 6:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
32 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)

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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