OSHA Roundup for Aug. 12, 2013
OSHA issues a draft of its strategic plan, which will put greater emphasis on health hazards.
Final OSHA rule changes federal agency recordkeeping rule requirements.
OSHA launches a Regional Emphasis Program on noise hazards in New England.
Regulatory delays, including those in OSHA, are explored during a Senate subcommittee hearing.
OSHA and NIOSH issue a hazard alert on the dangerous solvent 1-bromopropane.
Notable proposed fines
$188,300 to an Ohio-based industrial manufacturer for allegations that workers were exposed to lead and copper fumes greater than permissible exposure levels
$117,500 to an Alabama steel manufacturer for violations that included lack of hand protection
$66,900 to a Dallas food manufacturer for violations connected to an amputation of a worker’s arm
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