OSHA Roundup for Oct. 13, 2014
OSHA formally requests stakeholder input on preventing worker exposure to hazardous chemicals.
An industrial abrasives manufacturer recommends the construction industry be exempt from OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule.
OSHA launches a vehicle-related struck-by Regional Emphasis Program in four Midwest states.
Notable proposed fines
$355,300 to a general contractor and a roofing subcontractor for a variety of fall protection, ladder and personal protective equipment violations at two Florida residential construction sites
$107,100 to a construction contractor for allegations it exposed workers to high lead levels at a Connecticut renovation site
$62,200 to a Connecticut stair and cabinet manufacturer in connection with the amputation of an employee’s fingers
$56,000 to a Cincinnati manufacturing plant for machine guarding and lockout/tagout violations following an incident in which a worker was seriously injured when caught in unguarded rollers
Happening this week
Oct. 14 – OSHA-led workshop on telecommunication industry safety
Oct. 14 – Deadline to comment on amendments to OSHA’s proposed injury reporting rule
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