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OSHA Roundup for July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014


OSHA issues new safety resources for the construction demolition industry following recent workplace deaths.

Guidance from Oregon OSHA aims to help small-business owners and managers develop respiratory protection programs.

Notable proposed fines

$101,200 in total penalties to a construction contractor and subcontractor in Florida for alleged trenching violations following a worker being seriously injured from an excavation site wall collapse

$54,500 to a bridge company in Alabama for fall protection violations in connection with two workers suffering fatal falls

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 14:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
145 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
90 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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