Elements of an OSHA proposed rule on emergency response and preparedness will be discussed at an upcoming National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health subcommittee meeting.
Notable proposed fines
$181,500 to a metal cabinet manufacturer in New Jersey for welding, electrical and guarding violations
$123,200 to a New York cemetery operator for excavation violations after a gravedigger was seriously injured in a grave engulfment
$112,200 to a Wisconsin roofing contractor for repeatedly failing to provide workers with fall protection
$103,600 to a metal stamping plant in Ohio for lockout/tagout and other violations stemming from the amputation of a power press operator’s three fingers
$7,000 to a gasoline retailer in Central New York for allegations it failed to protect a worker who was shot in the leg during a robbery
Happening this week
Dec. 1 – Deadline to submit requests to attend or submit comments for a Dec. 8 meeting of OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee
Dec. 1 – Deadline for distributors to comply with labeling provisions under OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication Standard
Dec. 1-2 – OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and its working groups to meet in Washington
Dec. 1-2 – OSHA’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and a subcommittee and working group, to meet in Washington
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