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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 4, 2014

August 4, 2014


New OSHA instruction lays out training requirements for compliance officers throughout their careers.

Minnesota OSHA issues safety tips for employers and employees working in the heat.

A new safety bulletin from Washington state warns of bark and mulch blower system hazards.

Indiana’s Department of Labor offers tips to help reduce grain bin injury and death risks.

Notable proposed fines

$178,400 to an Arkansas industrial explosives manufacturer for process safety management violations and other alleged hazards

$161,100 to a Tonawanda, NY-based foundry coke producer and a staffing firm in connection with an explosion that injured two permanent employees and one temporary employee

$111,650 to a paper and cardboard box manufacturer’s Ohio facility for alleged amputation hazards

$110,700 to a home improvement store in Chicago for training and maintenance violations

$14,000 to a cell tower company in connection with a West Virginia tower collapse that killed two employees and a volunteer firefighter

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 4:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
166 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
111 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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