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OSHA Roundup for Nov. 17, 2014

November 17, 2014


Four new members join the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and four other members were reappointed.

Notable proposed fines

$49,000 to a railway track manufacturer in Cleveland for guarding violations related to a worker who was fatally crushed

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Nov. 17:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
74 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)
3 Confined Spaces in Construction (final 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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