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OSHA Roundup for Sept. 21, 2015

September 21, 2015


OSHA updated its manual offering guidance on protecting the safety of emergency responders.

Notable proposed fines

$119,000 to an El Paso, TX-based stamping plant for a variety of violations, including amputation, machine guarding and personal protective equipment

$13,800 to a Houston recycling facility for a heat management program violation in connection to the heat-related death of a day laborer

$7,000 to a petroleum refinery facility in Norco, LA, for allegations that its failure to implement a heat management program contributed to the heat-related death of a pipefitter

$4,900 to a Pennsylvania-based steel erection company for a General Duty Clause violation due to employee exposure to heat stress conditions following one ironworker’s heat-related hospitalization

Happening this week

Sept. 14-Sept. 29 – Arkansas Amputation Prevention Stand-Down, sponsored by OSHA

Sept. 21 – National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Work Group meeting

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Sept. 21:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
81 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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