OSHA Roundup for Aug. 26, 2013
A proposed silica rule, decades in the making, has been announced.
OSHA releases its Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation reports on State Plan states for fiscal year 2012.
A new CSB video urges OSHA to better regulate reactive chemicals.
Notable proposed fines
$317,000 to an Illinois fabricator for bypassing machine safeguards and failure to lock out, among other violations, in connection with the crushing death of a worker
$49,000 to a Texas corn mill for failing to provide an adequate emergency plan, train workers and provide a lifeline in connection with a worker’s asphyxiation caused by a grain engulfment
Happening this week
Aug. 26-29 – The 25th annual Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference
Editor’s note: Because of Labor Day, OSHA Roundup will return Tuesday, Sept. 3. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.
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