The Office of Management and Budget’s review of OSHA’s draft of an update to the Process Safety Management Standard is complete.
Whistleblowers can now file complaints via an electronic form from OSHA.
Notable proposed fines
$199,800 to a Houston pipe product manufacturer for guarding and lockout/tagout violations in connection with a worker’s struck-by injury
$112,068 to a Connecticut automotive metal forging company for alleged electrical, fall and combustion hazards
$105,490 to a Connecticut polystyrene foam core board manufacturer for Process Safety Management Standard violations
$99,000 to a Louisiana petrochemical plant in connection with an explosion that killed two workers
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