Chemical mixture manufacturers who fail to meet the requirements of OSHA’s new Safety Data Sheet and labeling rules may avoid citations if they have exercised “good faith.”
Witnesses at a congressional hearing debated whether an Executive Order regarding violators of safety rules and the awarding of federal contracts would result in a “blacklist” or a “red flag.”
OSHA settles a case regarding new electrical safety rules and issues a series of memos.
Stone countertop workers are at risk of developing silica-related diseases, a new OSHA/NIOSH hazard alert warns.
Notable proposed fines
$133,540 to a wood pallet manufacturing facility in Ohio for exposing workers to alleged amputation and explosion hazards stemming from lockout/tagout and combustible dust violations
$65,900 to a Kansas grain bin facility for lockout/tagout and guarding violations related to a worker’s injury and subsequent toe amputations after an auger he was cleaning inadvertently started
Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of March 2:
|# of Days||OSHA Proposal|
|179||Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)|
|108||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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