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OSHA Roundup for July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014


OSHA looks to stakeholders on improving its Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program.

Tripod orchard ladder safety tips are now available for employers of fruit pickers and landscapers.

An OSHA fact sheet on asbestos is now offered in Spanish.

Notable proposed fines

$228,690 to a Florida construction company for fall protection violations at four different worksites

$177,800 to a discount retailer in Massachusetts for alleged blocked exits and crushing hazards

$135,200 to a San Antonio fruit processor and a staffing agency for alleged noise, chemical and amputation hazards

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 7:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
138 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
83 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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