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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

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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
623 Silica (proposed rule)
342 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
124 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)
67 Standards Improvement Project IV (pre-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

Safety+Health magazine and OSHA announce the annual Top 10 most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2012.

NIOSH Director John Howard and OSHA administrator David Michaels discuss fall prevention.

Notable proposed fines

$184,800 to a Wisconsin wood product manufacturer for alleged violations that include unguarded machinery and fall hazards

$63,500 to a New Hampshire brewery in connection with a fatal keg explosion

Happening this week

Oct. 30 – The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will host a teleconference to discuss future plans.

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