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OSHA Roundup for Jan. 20, 2015

January 20, 2015


Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduces a bill that would require site-controlling employers to record all injuries, even those experienced by workers reporting to other employers.

Notable proposed fines

$110,670 to four contractors renovating a Massachusetts building for allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Jan. 20:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
138 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)
67 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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