A new direct final rule will align aspects of OSHA’s Mechanical Power Presses Standard with a voluntary consensus standard.
OSHA has scheduled a Jan. 9 meeting for stakeholders to discuss a proposed rule that would require many employers to regularly submit their injury data.
Coalition renews call on OSHA to regulate poultry line speeds.
Notable proposed fines
$169,000 to an Ohio-based retail chain for several alleged hazards found at a New York store, including blocked exit routes and aisles, improperly stacked boxes, and lack of training
$121,720 to a Buffalo, NY food manufacturing plant for alleged electrical and fall hazards, as well as alleged deficiencies in its process safety management program
Happening this week
Nov. 29 – Deadline to submit requests to speak at a Dec. 5 Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health meeting in Washington
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