Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:
|# of Days|
|616||Silica (proposed rule)|
|335||Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)|
|117||Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)|
|60||Standards Improvement Project IV (pre-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 is conducting a survey soliciting feedback on its heat illness prevention campaign.
Notable proposed fines
$69,300 to a Georgia recycling firm for violations in connection with an amputation
$51,000 to an auto parts supplier for amputation hazards at an Ohio facility
$5,040 to a Texas-based turf installer in connection to the heat-related death of an employee who was resurfacing a football practice field at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Happening this week
Oct. 20-25 – 2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Orlando
Oct. 22 – Deadline to submit comments on federal agencies’ possible use of a performance-based regulatory model
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