Dorothy Dougherty is appointed OSHA’s new assistant administrator.
OSHA extends the comment period for its silica rule to Feb. 11.
OSHA’s whistleblower advisory committee is scheduled to meet in March.
Notable proposed fines
$103,800 to an Ohio metal and plastics processing facility for violations that include lockout/tagout and guarding, as well as hazardous chemical exposure
$47,700 to a Wisconsin foundry in connection with a worker’s fatal fall while in a confined space
$40,500 to a New York recycling facility in connection with a worker’s heat-related death
$35,000 to a Missouri plumbing company in connection with a worker’s death from a trench collapse
Happening this week
Feb. 6 – Comments on OSHA’s proposed recordkeeping rule changes due
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