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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 26, 2015

October 26, 2015
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News

OSHA’s updated guidance document on trenching and excavation activities includes information on the employer bidding process.

Notable proposed fines

$431,000 to a national furniture retailer for allegedly failing to protect workers from moving parts at a Wisconsin factory

Happening this week

Oct. 28 – Deadline to submit comments on OSHA’s proposed rule that would clarify that keeping and maintaining injury and illness records is an ongoing obligation 



Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Oct. 26:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
 
116 Walking/Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (final rule)
21 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (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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