OSHA Roundup for Feb. 25, 2013
Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:
|# of Days|
|742||Silica (proposed rule)|
|461||Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)|
|243||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.
A new bill proposes codifying the Voluntary Protection Programs.
OSHA would be forced to issue an interim Combustible Dust Standard under proposed House legislation.
Notable proposed fines
$119,840 to a total of three companies in connection with the flash fire deaths of two workers at a Texas worksite
$91,000 to a contractor following a worker’s forklift-related injury at a Chicago exhibition hall
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