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OSHA Roundup for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014


The National Automobile Dealers Association asks OSHA to maintain an exemption for recordkeeping requirements for their industry.

Notable proposed fines

$298,100 to a Little Falls, NY-based paper manufacturer for alleged guarding, fall and electrical hazards

$185,400 to a New Jersey fabric company for machine guard violations related to incidents in which two machine operators had a hand crushed and partially amputated

Happening this week

April 15-16 – Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting

April 18 – Deadline to submit comments or requests to speak at an Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting scheduled for May

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of April 14:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
54 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (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.

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