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OSHA Roundup for April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

Review counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:

# of Days
791 Silica (proposed rule)
510 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
292 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – part of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget – reviews proposed regulations. The process is required for most rules before they can move forward, and typically takes 90 days.

News

Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget for OSHA proposes more whistleblower protection funding, but less funding for other OSHA programs.

California’s OSHA program launches its 2013 heat illness prevention campaign.

Beware of scammers in Wyoming, according to the state’s OSHA program.

Notable proposed fines

$41,600 to an Alabama dry powder paint manufacturer for machine guarding violations following two separate work-related injuries

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