Below is a count of how many days recent OSHA proposals have been under review, as of today:
|# of Days|
Silica (proposed rule)
Modernizing OSHA’s reporting system for injuries and illnesses (proposed rule)
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 needs to re-examine its testing lab accreditation process, GAO advises
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis appoints inaugural members of OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
$118,220 to two Wisconsin companies in connection with a crane collapse that killed two workers
$70,000 to the U.S. Postal Service for the heat-related death of a Missouri mail carrier
$42,700 to a chemical company in West Virginia in connection with a worker who died when his supply of oxygen during sandblasting activities was found to be connected to nitrogen gas
Jan. 7 – Deadline to submit nominations for the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
Jan. 8-9 – Informal stakeholder meetings to discuss the risks of backover injuries in various industries, and how they could be prevented
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