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OSHA Roundup for Jan. 25, 2016

January 25, 2016


OSHA should ban the fashion industry from hiring “dangerously underweight” models, health experts propose.

Students who complete and instructors who teach OSHA training courses will begin to receive more durable and secure completion cards, the agency announced.

OSHA has signed an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to work together in protecting airline workers from whistleblower retaliation.

Know your rights: OSHA has updated its worker rights webpage.

Notable proposed fines

$100,000 to a frozen food manufacturer in Atlanta for violations related to guarding, emergency procedures and fit testing

$66,990 to a Texas flooring company for fall protection and training violations related to the hospitalization of a worker who fell off a balcony

$56,340 to a Mississippi plastic manufacturer for guarding and training violations when two workers were severely injured while attempting to clean a print roller

Happening this week

Jan. 29 – Deadline to submit intention to speak at an upcoming public hearing on OSHA’s proposed beryllium rule 

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Jan. 25:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
112 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (final rule)
35 Silica (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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