The U.S. and Canadian occupational safety and health agencies are working together to minimize variances between their respective regulations on hazard communication, with a final work plan outlining coordination expected in June.
Despite warmer temperatures arriving, Michigan OSHA is warning workers to take care when walking and working around ice that may still exist on the jobsite.
Notable proposed fines
$189,000 to a Missouri dairy farm for electrical, confined space and amputation hazards stemming from an investigation into a fatal vehicle crash onsite
$67,270 to a Georgia meat processing facility for electrical, guarding and training violations stemming from an incident in which a hydraulic saw lacerated an employee’s abdomen
Happening this week
March 10 – Daylong roundtable meeting discussing OSHA’s draft update to its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of March 7:
# of Days
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (final rule)