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OSHA Roundup for May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
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News

The National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction is underway, and goes through May 15.

The Office of Management and Budget has been reviewing OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule for too long, an advocacy group says.

OSHA redesigned and published a free poster intended to educate workers about their right to a safe and healthful workplace.

Construction employers looking for ways to protect workers from roof falls can find information in two new OSHA publications.

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez appoints two new members and reappoints four existing members to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.

Notable proposed fines

$147,000 to a Blasdell, NY-based steel manufacturer for personal protective equipment violations related to an arc flash that caused first- and third-degree burns to an electric technician

$125,030 to five contractors for scaffolding and other violations at a fast-food restaurant construction project in Georgia

Happening this week

May 4-15 – OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction

May 13 – NACOSH temporary workgroup meeting

May 13 – Safety Break for Oregon

Review Counter

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

# of Days OSHA Proposal
 
249 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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