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OSHA Roundup for Jan. 13, 2014

January 13, 2014


Stakeholders give input on OSHA’s proposed changes to its recordkeeping rule.

OSHA’s final rule updating electrical standards has cleared the Office of Management and Budget and could be published soon.

Determining OSHA’s effectiveness is one of the Department of Labor’s biggest challenges, the Office of Inspector General says.

The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health nomination deadline has been extended to March 10.

Notable proposed fines

$236,500 to a fashion retail chain for violations, including obstructed exit routes and an inaccessible fire extinguisher, found at stores in New Jersey and Manhattan

$89,000 to a construction company for alleged hazards found in connection with a worker injured in a San Antonio trenching collapse

$75,000 to a Colorado utility company for electrical violations after an employee came into contact with an energized power line and was seriously injured

$71,600 to a Pennsylvania roofing company after an inspection of a worker’s fatal fall found workers allegedly being exposed to fall hazards

Happening this week

Jan. 14 – OSHA hosts a live webchat on proposed changes to its silica rule

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