House Republican committee members call into question the Department of Labor’s candor regarding potential interaction with the National Labor Relations Board in regard to an OSHA guidance document.
A new OSHA webpage provides details on employer obligations for worker restroom facilities.
OSHA will delay enforcement of part of a new electrical safety rule until at least 2017.
Do you have thoughts on OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines? OSHA recently extended its comment period and scheduled a public meeting.
Notable proposed fines
$163,000 to a discount retail chain store in Missouri for blocked exits and fall hazards
$129,500 to an Ohio steel manufacturer for fall protection and personal protective equipment violations related to severe injuries a maintenance worker experienced in a 40-foot fall from a crane
$115,500 to an Illinois roofing contractor for fall hazards at two Chicago-area jobsites
$76,000 to a wood veneer manufacturer in Wisconsin for guarding and training violations following a worker suffering a partial amputation to a finger while unjamming a machine
$42,000 to a lawn care company in Pennsylvania for guarding violations after an employee’s toes were amputated while using a mower
$42,000 to a performing arts facility in Texas for training and hazard communication violations related to a fireworks explosion that killed a worker taking inventory
Happening this week
Feb. 11 – Deadline to request to speak at an upcoming Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health meeting