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OSHA Roundup for May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014


Arizona OSHA responds to the threat of the federal government taking away its construction safety oversight.

About $7 million in Susan Harwood grant funding is available for training organizations.

Notable proposed fines

$254,000 to an Illinois pet food manufacturer for alleged combustible dust and respiratory dust hazards

$180,000 to New Jersey roasted nut manufacturer for carbon monoxide and noise hazard violations

$159,390 to an Illinois painting company for allegedly failing to protect workers from falls and dangerous levels of lead during a renovation project

$139,000 to an Ohio industrial machinery manufacturer for machine guarding violations stemming from a worker complaint

$119,350 to a Massachusetts contractor for fall protection violations in connection with a roofer’s death

Happening this week

May 19 – Hearing on crane operator certification deadline extension

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of May 19:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
89 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
34 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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