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OSHA Roundup for Aug. 31, 2015

August 31, 2015


The newly formed Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee, part of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, is scheduled to meet for the first time Sept. 9 to discuss a potential OSHA rule on emergency response and preparedness.

OSHA outlines new procedures for facilitating early resolution of whistleblower disputes.

Happening this week

Sept. 1-2 – Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health meeting

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Aug. 31:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
60 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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