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OSHA Roundup for June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014


Final OSHA rules on confined spaces in construction, personal protective equipment and walking/working surfaces are expected later this year, according to the most recent regulatory agenda.

Recent fatal construction incidents have spurred an inspection blitz in California.

OSHA launches its annual heat illness prevention campaign.

GAO to OSHA: Revise ammonium nitrate regulations.

Notable proposed fines

$160,280 to a tire recycler in Elmira Heights, NY for allegations that it failed to correct previously cited hazards that included lockout/tagout and guarding violations

$147,000 to a Chicago-based engineering company for alleged trenching hazards

$130,700 to two Texas A&M University football stadium contractors in connection with the death of a skid-steer loader operator, who fell four stories to the ground after being ejected from the machine when it was overloaded and tipped

Happening this week

June 2-6 – National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of June 2:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
103 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
48 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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