Arizona stands by its assertion that its fall protection standard for construction is as effective as federal OSHA.
OSHA’s proposal to update its permissible exposure limits clears a regulatory hurdle.
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The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health is scheduled to meet in November to discuss whistleblower protection.
Notable proposed fines
$136,290 to a New Jersey cabinetry company for allegations of exposing employees to chemical hazards
$89,500 to a steel foundry in Ohio for alleged machine hazards following a worker being pinned in a machine and suffering a broken back, collapsed lung and partial paralysis
$64,000 to an Ohio metal treating facility for confined space violations in connection to a metal door fatally striking a maintenance worker
$40,600 to a roofing contractor for fall protection violations related to a worker’s fatal fall at a Connecticut jobsite
Happening this week
Oct. 8-10 – Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s annual Occupational Safety and Health Conference
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