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OSHA Roundup for March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016


OSHA releases its long-awaited final rule on silica.

More than 10,000 severe occupational injuries were reported to OSHA during the initial year of the agency’s new reporting requirement.

A new Regional Emphasis Program in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri will focus on the poultry-processing industry.

OSHA’s proposed rule on beryllium is “a step in the right direction” but could be stronger, according to a pair of worker safety and health advocates who testified at an informal hearing on the proposal.

Notable proposed fines

$63,900 to a roofing contractor in Florida for violations related to the death of a worker who was crushed by an aerial lift while removing gutters at a car dealership

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of March 28:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
175 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (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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