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OSHA Roundup for May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014


Kansas will examine the possibility of operating its own OSHA program.

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program is offering $7 million in funding.

OSHA launches its fourth annual heat illness prevention campaign.

Notable proposed fines

$181,000 to a Texas fertilizer plant for allegedly failing to implement energy control procedures in connection with the workplace amputation of an employee’s leg

$168,700 to a Detroit terminal for forklift violations following the struck-by death of a worker

$64,400 to a Massachusetts-based 3-D printing company in connection with a worker’s third-degree burns suffered in a dust explosion and fire

Happening this week

May 25-31 – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 27 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health member nominations due

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of May 27:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
97 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
42 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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