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OSHA Roundup for Oct. 21, 2013

October 21, 2013


The federal government shutdown, which began Oct. 1 when Congress was unable to agree on funding levels for fiscal year 2014, concluded Oct. 17 following the passage and signing of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014. This will fund government agencies such as OSHA through Jan. 15, 2014.

Happening this week

Oct. 23-24 – 2013 Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Regional Safety Summit in Phoenix

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
699 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
481 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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