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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 10, 2014

November 10, 2014
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News

Arizona readies itself for federal OSHA’s expected rejection of the State Plan state’s residential construction fall protection standard.

A new construction coalition is calling on OSHA to swiftly revise crane certification requirements.

OSHA releases new resources on recent requirements, hazard identification and whistleblowing.

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for new members.

Notable proposed fines

$100,560 to a Pennsylvania contractor for several violations at two Philadelphia single-family home worksites

$81,900 to a Wisconsin aluminum foundry for allegations of the employer failing to train employees on chemical hazards related to a worker’s death

$7,000 to a circus for an equipment failure that caused the fall of and injuries to eight acrobats who had been hanging 15-20 feet high by their hair

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Nov. 10:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
67 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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