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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 3, 2014

November 3, 2014


A new compliance directive guides OSHA inspectors in the enforcement of the updated Crane and Derricks in Construction Standard.

Utah OSHA’s latest Local Emphasis Program aims to reduce amputations throughout various high-risk industries.

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez renews the charter for the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

Notable proposed fines

$174,240 to an Illinois-based home builder for fall protection violations at three separate residential jobsites

$102,600 to an Alabama poultry plant for alleged musculoskeletal disorder, machinery and fall hazards

$42,000 to a Chicago baking company for guarding violations in connection with an unguarded piece of equipment striking and killing a worker

$14,000 to a Hawaii, zip-line owner and its operator in connection with a worker’s 125-foot fatal fall

Happening this week

Nov. 6 – Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health meeting

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Nov. 3:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
60 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)

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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