OSHA Roundup for Feb. 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

OSHA is overstepping its regulatory authority and ignoring congressional mandates, some stakeholders alleged during a recent House subcommittee hearing.

Citing a “broken” rulemaking process at the federal OSHA level, some states may take it upon themselves to pursue workplace safety and health regulation, the American Industrial Hygiene Association suggests.

The secretary of labor appointed 15 people to the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.

Notable proposed fines

$207,100 to a Georgia automotive parts supplier for unguarded equipment and a staffing company associated with the supplier for failing to train workers

$187,000 to a Texas trailer manufacturer for violations that include failure to maintain safe powered industrial trucks, as well as several repeat violations

Happening this week

Feb. 11 – Deadline to comment on OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rulemaking

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