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OSHA Roundup for June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014


OSHA’s updated requirements regarding electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations go into effect July 10, but the agency will not enforce compliance until Oct. 31.

A training event for federal agency staff to ensure safe federal workplaces is scheduled for late July.

Minnesota OSHA warns power press operators on the use of proper personal protection equipment in a new safety hazard alert.

Occupational safety and health protections have been extended to employees in the Massachusetts executive branch.

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of June 30:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
131 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
76 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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