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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 31, 2015

August 31, 2015
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News

The newly formed Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee, part of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, is scheduled to meet for the first time Sept. 9 to discuss a potential OSHA rule on emergency response and preparedness.

OSHA outlines new procedures for facilitating early resolution of whistleblower disputes.

Happening this week

Sept. 1-2 – Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting




Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 31:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
 
60 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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