OSHA Roundup for Nov. 11, 2013
OSHA proposes a rule requiring employers to electronically submit their injury and illness reports.
OSHA’s signage rules now are aligned with consensus standards through a direct final rule.
A series of “listening sessions” has begun in which OSHA and other agencies hear stakeholder input on improving chemical facility safety and security.
Notable proposed fines
$115,000 to a New Hampshire textiles company for allegedly exposing employees to hazards such as electrocution, burns, amputation and hearing loss, among others
$97,200 to two Dallas-based plastics employers in connection with the deaths of two employees struck by a forklift
$70,000 to a roofing company for violations related to failure to protect workers from falls in connection with the death of an employee in Nebraska
Happening this week
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