OSHA field staff members are reminded about the agency’s Temporary Worker Initiative in a recent memo.
Compliance officers receive a revised directive on communication tower inspections.
Notable proposed fines
$158,000 to a New Jersey retail store for electrical and storage violations
$120,560 to an Omaha, NE, livestock feed supplement manufacturer for several violations, including confined space and hazard communication, in connection with a building roof collapse that killed two workers and injured nine others
$101,300 to an airline at a New Jersey airport for electrical, fall and struck-by violations
Happening this week
July 28 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Temporary Workers Workgroup meeting
July 29-31 – Federal Agency Training Week
July 30 – Informal stakeholder meeting on proposed standard to protect emergency responders’ safety and health
July 30 – Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee meeting
Aug. 1 – Deadline to speak at an upcoming Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 28:
|# of Days||OSHA Proposal|
|159||Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)|
|104||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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