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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 24, 2015

August 24, 2015
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News

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Work Group is slated to meet monthly through November to devise recommendations on keeping temp workers safe.

An interactive webpage from OSHA highlights recent fines against employers for safety and health violations.

A new rule from OSHA intends to streamline the process of implementing changes to State Plans.

Notable proposed fines

$170,170 to a fastening systems manufacturer in Ohio for machine guarding and training violations related to a worker’s finger being partially amputated

Happening this week

Aug. 24 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Work Group meeting

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 24:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
 
53 Walking/Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (final 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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