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OSHA Roundup for Sept. 2, 2014

September 2, 2014


New guidance documents from OSHA and NIOSH advise employers on temporary worker safety.

Some California hospitals will have to begin using safe patient-lifting procedures as of Oct. 1, according to new regulations.

Happening this week

Sept. 3-4 – Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to meet 

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Sept. 2:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
195 Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (final rule)
140 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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