OSHA Roundup for Jan. 20, 2014
House and Senate appropriations committees agree to fund OSHA at $552.3 million for fiscal year 2014.
OSHA launches a new web resource to help prevent hospital worker injuries.
OSHA answers stakeholder questions about the proposed Silica Standard during a webchat.
Notable proposed fines
$195,470 to a roofing manufacturer in Illinois for a variety of violations, including lack of fall protection, lack of personal protective equipment and failure to implement hazardous energy controls
$144,000 to a U.S. Postal Service facility in Illinois for inadequate training and lack of energy controls
$91,000 to a Missouri farm and feed supplier for fall-related violations in connection with a worker who died after plummeting 40 feet
$63,000 to a Texas utility company following a trench collapse that killed one worker and injured another
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