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OSHA Roundup for Feb. 24, 2014

February 24, 2014


OSHA administrator David Michaels is sending a letter to certain employers spelling out legal requirements and best practice recommendations regarding ammonium nitrate.

OSHA updates its enforcement guidance for shipyards, as well as a tip sheet on cold stress.

Notable proposed fines

$279,400 to a Georgia-based forest product manufacturer for alleged combustible dust, amputation and electrical hazards

Review Counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of Feb. 24:

# of Days OSHA Proposal
5 Recording and Reporting Requirements - NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions (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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