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OSHA Roundup for July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015


Are you a Californian looking for some information on worker rights and how to protect temporary workers? Cal/OSHA has you covered.

Maine’s Department of Labor will explore the workplace ramifications of medical marijuana.

Workers need to be properly trained on safe trench work and excavations, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development stresses following a worker’s death caused by a trenching incident.

OSHA’s maritime advisory committee is scheduled to meet in September to discuss training, Spanish-language guidance documents and mechanic safety.

Notable proposed fines

$196,130 to a New Jersey furniture manufacturer and a New Jersey staffing company for accusations that workers were exposed to amputation hazards and had not received hazard communication training

$71,000 to an Illinois manufacturing facility for a guarding violation in connection to a worker’s injury when his arm was caught in a machine’s rotation and he was pulled into the rotating parts

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 6:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
305 Occupational Exposure to Beryllium (proposed rule)
4 Walking/Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (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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