OSHA formally requests stakeholder input on preventing worker exposure to hazardous chemicals.
An industrial abrasives manufacturer recommends the construction industry be exempt from OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule.
OSHA launches a vehicle-related struck-by Regional Emphasis Program in four Midwest states.
Notable proposed fines
$355,300 to a general contractor and a roofing subcontractor for a variety of fall protection, ladder and personal protective equipment violations at two Florida residential construction sites
$107,100 to a construction contractor for allegations it exposed workers to high lead levels at a Connecticut renovation site
$62,200 to a Connecticut stair and cabinet manufacturer in connection with the amputation of an employee’s fingers
$56,000 to a Cincinnati manufacturing plant for machine guarding and lockout/tagout violations following an incident in which a worker was seriously injured when caught in unguarded rollers
Happening this week
Oct. 14 – OSHA-led workshop on telecommunication industry safety
Oct. 14 – Deadline to comment on amendments to OSHA’s proposed injury reporting rule
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