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OSHA Roundup for April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014


Indiana OSHA agrees with findings from a federal investigation into its program, and pledges to work to correct issues that were uncovered.

The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing OSHA’s proposal to address outdated permissible exposure limits.

A newly launched OSHA Local Emphasis Program will focus on the retail industry in the Pacific region.

Auto dealers should remain exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping rule, an industry representative tells OSHA.

Notable proposed fines

$21,000 to a telecommunication company for fall protection violations in connection with a worker’s fatal fall from a communications tower in Kansas

Happening this week

April 25 – Deadline to file a notice of intention to appear at a May 19 hearing on a crane operator certification deadline extension

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of April 21:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
61 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
6 Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (prerule)

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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