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OSHA Roundup for March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015


The prevalence of logging and construction industry deaths in Oregon is “troubling,” a state official tells Safety+Health.

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Notable proposed fines

$272,250 to a Missouri manufacturer for machine guarding violations in connection with the death of a maintenance worker, killed after being pinned between a scrap metal table and a railing

$109,450 to a West Virginia roofing contractor for fall protection violations stemming from allegations it exposed workers to 25-foot falls from a platform that was inappropriately secured by a forklift

Happening this week

March 16-18 – Indiana Safety and Health Conference and Expo

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of March 16:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
193 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)
122 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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