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OSHA Roundup for Feb. 23, 2015

February 23, 2015


OSHA has scheduled a safety stand-down for May 4-15 to help prevent construction industry falls.

Is OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program working? Find out.

Notable proposed fines

$242,940 to a Michigan shipyard for allegedly failing to require employees to wear air-line respirators, as well as exposing workers to struck-by, machine and fall hazards

$139,800 to a tubing manufacturing facility in Ohio for lockout/tagout and guarding violations stemming from amputation hazards

Happening this week

Feb. 24-25: OSHA’s Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meets

Feb. 25: 11th Annual Agriculture Safety Day in Wenatchee, WA, presented by the Washington state Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Feb. 23:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
172 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)
101 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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