OSHA – “What’s New” – November 29, 2013

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What’s New – The Last 30 Days


  • November 29 – Federal Register 78: 71666-71667 – Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
  • November 27 – Statement – Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on sentencing in fatal gunpowder plant explosion
  • November 27 – Region 2Lakewood, NJ, merchandise printer cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat, other workplace hazards
  • November 27 – Region 6 – Coastal Plating Co. in Corpus Christi cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA with 15 serious violations after a worker was struck and killed
  • November 26 – Region 5 – Cheney Pulp and Paper Co. cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA after worker fatally injured at Franklin, Ohio, paper mill
  • November 26 – Region 5 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Central Ready Mix for 10 violations after worker fatally engulfed in fly-ash silo at Middletown, Ohio, concrete company
  • November 26 – Region 1 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites fencing manufacturer for repeat and serious workplace safety and health hazards at Marlborough, Mass., plant
  • November 26 – Region 2 – Carneys Point, NJ, nursing home cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat, health workplace hazards
  • November 26 – Region 9 – American Samoa employer faces nearly $108,000 in proposed US Labor Department OSHA fines following workplace fatality
  • November 25 – Region 1 – Crane collapse in Stamford, Conn., results in proposed US Labor Department OSHA fines of $165,200 for Port Chester, NY, marine construction contractor
  • November 25 – Region 5 – Offering safety and health assistance to tornado damaged communities
  • November 25 – Federal Register 78: 70349-70352 – Proposed Revision of Policy for Incorporating New Test Standards Into the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
  • November 25 – Federal Register 78: 70329-70349 – Modification to the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs; Final Determination
  • November 25 – Federal Register 78: 70327-70329 – T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • November 25 – Federal Register 78: 70326-70327 – Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget‘s [OMB] Approval of Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements
  • November 25 – Federal Register 78: 70324-70326 – Thy Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s [OMB] Approval of the Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements
  • November 21 – Region 8 – Missoula, Mont., auto body shop faces US Labor Department OSHA penalties following workplace fire
  • November 21 – Region 2Rockaway, NJ, plastic pipe producer cited for 18 health and safety workplace violations; US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes $51,800 in penalties
  • November 21 – Region 2 – Bronx, NY, employer fails to correct previously cited safety and health hazards, faces additional $108,080 in US Labor Department OSHA fines
  • November 20 – Region 9 – US Department of Labor joins Philippine consulates to promote workplace protections, rights for Filipino workers
  • November 20 – Region 5 – Affordable Roofing and Exteriors cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for exposing roofing workers to fall hazards on central Illinois job sites
  • November 20 – National Release – US Department of Labor announces rules to update regulations and decrease burden on businesses
  • November 20 – Federal Register 78: 69543-69550 – Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  • November 20 – Federal Register 78: 69606-69612 – Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  • November 19 – Region 5 – Judge orders North Canton-based Star Air, Akron Reserve Ammunition, owner to pay more than $300,000 to 2 terminated Ohio truck drivers
  • November 19 – Region 5 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA proposes $70,070 fine for PTS Contractors Inc. for cave-in hazards during trenching operations
  • November 19 – Region 6 – Welspun Tubular LLC in Little Rock, Ark., cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for exposing workers to possible amputation hazards
  • November 19 – Region 2 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Tyson Foods, proposes $121,720 in fines for workplace safety hazards at Buffalo, NY, production plant
  • November 19 – Federal Register 78: 69450-69451 – Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Presence Sensing Device Initiation Standard
  • November 19 – Federal Register 78: 69448-69449 – Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard
  • November 18 – Region 5 – US Labor Department’s OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Illinois
  • November 18 – Region 3 – Upper Darby, Pa., severe violator again cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for recurring hazards at Philadelphia work site
  • November 18 – Region 3 – Luthersburg, Pa., contractor cited for willful fall hazards at Williamsport, Pa., site; US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes nearly $37,000 in fines
  • November 18 – Region 2 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Big Lots Stores Inc., proposes $169,000 in fines for exit access, crushing, struck-by hazards at West Babylon, NY, store
  • November 18 – National Release – Crowd management measures are critical during major sales events; US Labor Department’s OSHA sends reminder to retail associations
  • November 15 – Federal Register 78: 68782-68783 – Public Meeting on the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Proposed Rule
  • November 15 – Federal Register 78: 68865-68867 – Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
  • November 15 – Trade Release – OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
  • November 14 – Region 4 – Trinity Yachts cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for repeat and serious violations; more than $177,000 in fines proposed
  • November 14 – Region 6 – Raising health and safety awareness in the oil and gas industry is the mission of US Labor Department’s OSHA stand down today in Humble, Texas
  • November 14 – Region 6 – Tomball, Texas, manufacturer cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for 19 safety violations, workers exposed to various hazards
  • November 14 – Region 3 – Philadelphia demolition contractors cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for willful and serious safety violations following fatal June building collapse
  • November 14 – Trade Release – OSHA schedules public meeting on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  • November 14 – Federal Register 78: 68501-68502 – Preparations for the 44th Session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) and the 26th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
  • November 14 – Federal Register 78: 68477-68478 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • November 13 – Region 4 – US Department of Labor orders Gaines Motor Lines Inc. and two officials to reinstate whistleblowers and pay more than $1 million in damages
  • November 13 – Region 4 – Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Coastal Masonry cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for willful and serious violations following worker fatality
  • November 12 – Region 5 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Selfridge Air National Guard Base for 8 violations including exposing workers to amputation hazards
  • November 12 – Region 2 – US Labor Department reaches settlement agreement with Verizon New York Inc. to increase training, safeguards for field technicians
  • November 12 – Region 7 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA announces new local emphasis program for programmed inspections of industries that use hazardous chemicals
  • November 12 – Region 5 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites White Cedar Shingles for 9 violations after worker fatally injured at Superior, Wis., manufacturer
  • November 12 – Region 4 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Tennessee contractor following crane collapse on Highway 109 in Gallatin, Tenn.
  • November 8 – Region 4 – Garda Cash Logistics in Georgia cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for failure-to-abate and serious violations; more than $55,000 in fines proposed
  • November 8 – Region 6 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites 2 Dallas employers for exposing workers to hazards after 2 people were struck and killed by a forklift
  • November 8 – Federal Register 78: 67253-67283 – Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Proposed Rule
  • November 7 – Federal Register 78: 66962-66964 – Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
  • November 7 – Trade Release – OSHA announces meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and requests nominations for membership
  • November 7 – National Release – OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  • November 6 – Region 1 – OSHA cites Hampton, NH, manufacturer for 21 serious safety violations
  • November 6 – Federal Register 78: 66642-66643 – Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
  • November 6 – Federal Register 78: 66641-66642 – Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; Correction
  • November 5 – Region 5 – US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes fines for Strategic Materials because it lacks a respiratory protection program at its East Troy, Wis., recycling plant
  • November 4 – Region 7 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites JMA Roofing after worker falls from roof, resulting in a fatality in Omaha, Neb.
  • November 4 – Federal Register 78: 66072-66074 – T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
  • November 4 – Federal Register 78: 65932-65933 – Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
  • November 1 – Region 1 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites West Hartford, Conn., metal finishing plant for 15 repeat and serious hazards
  • October 31 – Region 5 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Quaker City Castings for 9 safety violations at Salem, Ohio, foundry; proposes fines of $45,000
  • October 31 – Region 5 – Northstar Metal Products cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for multiple violations following April explosion and fire at Glendale Heights, Ill., plant
  • October 31 – Region 3 – US Labor Department’s OSHA cites B R Flowers & Co. Inc. and Tidewater Staffing Inc. after July heat fatality in Norfolk, Va.
  • October 31 – Region 4 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Alabama pallet manufacturer for repeat, serious safety violations; proposes more than $76,000 in fines
  • October 31 – Federal Register 78: 65242-65244 – Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica; Extension of Comment Period; Extension of Period To Submit Notices of Intention To Appear at Public Hearings; Scheduling of Public Hearings
  • October 31 – Federal Register 78: 65385-65386 – Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Requirements for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Centers Program and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Outreach Training Program
  • October 30 – Region 6 – Crossett, Ark., trucking company cited by US Department of Labor’s OSHA for asphyxiation hazards following worker fatality
  • October 30 – Region 10 – US Labor Department seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho whistleblower
  • October 30 – Federal Register 78: 64982-64983 – Aerial Lifts Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  • October 29 – Region 6 – US Department of Labor’s OSHA forms workplace safety and health partnership with WS Bellows Construction Corp. for Phillips 66 project
  • October 29 – Region 5 – Frost Tile and Marble Co. faces $136,400 OSHA penalty for failing to abate previous safety violations at Norton, Ohio, tile manufacturing plant

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