Whistleblower protection funding would increase under a proposed fiscal year 2015 OSHA budget.
The final member for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has been approved by a Senate committee.
OSHA extends the request for information comment period for its proposed Process Safety Management Standard.
Notable proposed fines
$43,400 to a Rhode Island-based wood pellet plant for violations related to a combustible dust explosion and fire that injured a worker
$14,000 to a Nebraska construction company in connection with a worker who was struck by a front-end loader and killed
Happening this week
March 10 – Deadline to comment on proposed Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule
March 12 – Deadline to submit comments on proposed extension on Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard compliance date
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