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OSHA Roundup for Sept. 10, 2012

September 10, 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
574 Silica (proposed rule)
293 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
75 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)
18 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

Residential construction employers now have until Dec. 15 to fully comply with OSHA’s fall protection requirements.

OSHA urges recovery workers to stay safe during cleanup efforts following Hurricane Isaac.

Notable proposed fines

$116,900 to a Missouri fireworks manufacturer for an explosion that injured three workers

$66,500 to a Texas refining and chemical facility in response to a complaint alleging employees had been exposed to a hydrofluoric acid leak

$66,600 for allegations of powered industrial truck and lockout/tagout violations found at an Ohio machine shop during an inspection prompted by hazard complaints

Happening this week

Sept. 10 – Deadline to submit nominations for NACOSH membership

 

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