OSHA Roundup for Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014


At a workshop led by OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission, stakeholders in the wireless communications field spoke about the hazards workers face in the industry and what can be done to keep those workers safe.

Notable proposed fines

$262,500 to a discount store in Texas for failing to have clear exits and passageways, secured gas cylinders, and unblocked portable fire extinguishers

$75,610 to a Mississippi lumber mill for guarding violations related to an employee being killed when he became entangled in a conveyor belt

$41,000 to a Florida tree service for aerial lift violations in connection with the death of a tree trimmer

Happening this week

Oct. 22 – Informal stakeholder meeting on improving OSHA’s National Recognized Testing Laboratory Program 

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Oct. 20:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
46 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed 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.

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