OSHA Roundup for Nov. 30, 2015
Elements of an OSHA proposed rule on emergency response and preparedness will be discussed at an upcoming National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health subcommittee meeting.
Notable proposed fines
$181,500 to a metal cabinet manufacturer in New Jersey for welding, electrical and guarding violations
$123,200 to a New York cemetery operator for excavation violations after a gravedigger was seriously injured in a grave engulfment
$112,200 to a Wisconsin roofing contractor for repeatedly failing to provide workers with fall protection
$103,600 to a metal stamping plant in Ohio for lockout/tagout and other violations stemming from the amputation of a power press operator’s three fingers
$7,000 to a gasoline retailer in Central New York for allegations it failed to protect a worker who was shot in the leg during a robbery
Happening this week
Dec. 1 – Deadline to submit requests to attend or submit comments for a Dec. 8 meeting of OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
Dec. 1 – Deadline for distributors to comply with labeling provisions under OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication Standard
Dec. 1-2 – OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and its working groups to meet in Washington
Dec. 1-2 – OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and a subcommittee and working group, to meet in Washington
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