OSHA Roundup for March 17, 2014
The Chemical Safety Board chief says OSHA lacks resources and is “outgunned” in efforts to regulate the refinery industry.
OSHA shifted millions of dollars in education funding to enforcement during the sequestration, according to a new government report.
A new guidance document from OSHA intends to help employers of temporary workers comply with injury recording requirements.
Notable proposed fines
$264,360 to an Atlanta-based frozen food company and to two companies providing maintenance and staffing services for allegedly failing to train employees on ammonia safety, and exposing them to unguarded machines and dangerous noise levels
$112,000 to an Ohio boiler manufacturer for machine guarding violations
Happening this week
March 18 to April 4 – A series of public hearings on OSHA’s proposed silica rule
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