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OSHA Roundup for Jan. 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

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Review counter

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

# of Days
700 Silica (proposed rule)
419 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
201 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (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.

News

Hilda L. Solis resigns as secretary of labor.

Latest regulatory agenda outlines several OSHA rules expected to be finalized this year.

OSHA updates its Site-Specific Targeting Program.

Notable proposed fines

$98,000 to a Cleveland granite company for allegedly failing to maintain a hearing conservation program

$89,000 to a plastics company in Ohio in connection with an incident in which an employee was struck and injured by a forklift

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