Underground construction and demolition work will no longer have a separate Cranes and Derricks Standard.
OSHA will be conducting more unannounced inspections in the Southeast on fall hazards.
OSHA is among several agencies exploring the idea of a performance-based regulatory model for the oil and gas industry.
Have a great idea for a mobile app that educates and provides workplace safety information? Develop it and you could win a cash prize from OSHA.
The 25th Annual Alabama Governor’s Safety and Health Conference, originally scheduled for this week, has been canceled due to a mandatory hurricane evacuation order caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.
$74,400 to a Georgia recycling facility for alleged violations that include failing to have a lockout/tagout program, using damaged forklifts and a lack of appropriate guarding
$55,500 to a manufacturing facility based in Pennsylvania for alleged amputation hazards
$7,000 each to two New Jersey companies in connection to the heat-related death of a sanitation worker
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.
Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:
- 560 days – Silica (proposed rule)
- 279 days – Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
- 61 days – Electric power transmission and distribution; electrical protective equipment (final rule)
- 4 days – Standards Improvement Project IV (pre-rule)
Aug. 30 – Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission meeting to discuss enhancing case resolution efficiency and effectiveness
Due to Labor Day on Sept. 3, OSHA Roundup will return Tuesday, Sept. 4. Have a safe and happy holiday.
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