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OSHA Roundup for Sept. 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Notable proposed fines

$272,720 to a construction company and three contractors for a variety of fall protection violations found at a New York City hotel

$166,000 to a Texas metal extruder for allegations that include failure to protect workers from inadvertent machine start-ups

$132,800 to a Nebraska cold storage company for allegations it exposed workers to anhydrous ammonia

$128,000 to a supermarket chain for alleged laceration, amputation and exit hazards found at seven locations in New York City

$58,410 to a construction company in New York in connection with a decking collapse that injured a worker

Happening this week

Oct. 1 – OSHA officials present an occupational keynote and reveal the Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards for fiscal year 2013 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of July 29:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
677 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
459 Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (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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