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OSHA Roundup for July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015


OSHA will delay full enforcement of its newly promulgated Confined Spaces in Construction Standard to provide employers additional time to comply.

The Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of OSHA’s proposed rule on beryllium.

OSHA’s final rule on walking/working surfaces is now under OMB review.

Young workers have the right to a safe workplace, OSHA emphasizes in a new video.

Notable proposed fines

$273,000 to a chemical manufacturing facility in Texas for process safety management violations stemming from the asphyxiation deaths of four employees

$89,000 to an Illinois auto parts manufacturer for machine guarding and lockout/tagout violations following a worker suffering a fingertip amputation while servicing a machine

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 13:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
11 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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