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OSHA Roundup for May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Review counter

Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of May 28:

# of Days
834 Silica (proposed rule)
553 Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
335 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.


OSHA proposes extending the compliance date for its revised Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.

A woman who posed as an OSHA inspector during the Deepwater Horizon cleanup efforts is sentenced to five years in prison for a training scam.

OSHA announces $1.5 million is available for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program.

OSHA is hosting a three-day training event for federal agency employees who oversee federal worker safety.

Two members were appointed and six members were re-appointed to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.

Notable proposed fines

$233,870 to a New York manufacturing plant for combustible dust and electrical violations, among others

$221,100 to a New Hampshire muffler repair shop for willful and repeat violations stemming from alleged hazards that include electrical shock, defective ladders and unsecured gas cylinders

$170,170 to a Ohio foundry and machining shop for allegations it failed to train and protect workers from noise exposure, respiratory protection and machine guarding

$84,000 to a contractor at a Niagara Falls, NY, worksite for a variety of alleged excavation hazards, including lack of protection to prevent cave-ins

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