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Regulatory Analysis
We are continually updating our state and national regulatory analysis to help you keep up with the changing regs. See the updated section on the what's new page to find all of the topics.
New Documents
Training Tips:
In last Friday’s Training Tip, we began an overview of safety training topics to keep your employees safe off the job as they perhaps begin to tackle strenuous spring tasks in their homes and yards. Today, we go over a few more off-the-job safety topics.
White Papers:
The dispute has been going on for decades. Workers want to be paid for the time they spend putting on or taking off required work clothing, while employers think they shouldn’t be forced to pay for the time that employees spend essentially getting dressed. Read the article to learn how the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in on the issue.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach your workers to understand radon hazards and the risk of exposure. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Radon Review trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach your workers to understand radon hazards and the risk of exposure. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Radon Review trainer's outline.
Notices:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued public notice and invitation to comment on an application by the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) for an administrative determination whether Federal hazardous material transportation law preempts requirements of the New York City Fire Department for a permit to transport certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle through New York City, or for transshipment from New York City, and the fee for the permit.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued public notice and invitation to comment on an application by the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) for an administrative determination whether Federal hazardous material transportation law preempts requirements of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a permit to transport hazardous materials by motor vehicle and the fee to obtain the permit.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued notice soliciting nominations and applications for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR Plan) of interested persons to serve as representatives of chief administrative officers of State agencies responsible for overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement
White Papers:
January was a tough month for employers in the adult film industry in California, with two companies receiving citations for not protecting employees from bloodborne pathogens. Although the specific circumstances of the adult film industry are unique, the basic principles of bloodborne pathogens protection remain largely the same for all employers with such pathogens in the workplace.
Proposed Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued notice scheduling an informal public hearing on OSHA's proposed extension of the crane-operator certification deadline and the separate existing employer duty to ensure that their crane operators are competent. The Agency proposed 3-year extensions for both, from November 10, 2014, to November 10, 2017.
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's (MCSAC) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) subcommittees will meet from April 29-30, 2014, in Arlington, VA.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the application of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7 and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Training Tips:
Spring has sprung, so your employees may be dusting off the winter cobwebs and tackling strenuous home tasks, such as spring cleaning and gardening. In today's Training Tip, we give guidance on conducting effective training for off-the-job safety.
White Papers:
Workplace stress remains high. According to one recent survey, 62 percent of employees report high levels of stress, leading to extreme fatigue and feeling out of control. What are the causes of employee stress, and what are the solutions you can bring to the table? Read the article for answers and best practices.
Final Rules:
OSHA has issued a final rule amending standards for Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment for general industry and construction.
Questions & Answers:
There are no requirements under 29 CFR 1910.1450 for the certification of the chemical hygiene officer (CHO). According to 29 CFR 1910.1450(b), CHO is an employee who is designated by the employer, and who is qualified by training or experience, to provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Hygiene Plan. This definition is not intended to place limitations on the position description or job classification that the designated individual will hold within the employer's organizational structure.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach your workers identify nail gun trigger types and risk factors. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Nail Gun Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach your workers identify nail gun trigger types and risk factors. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Nail Gun Safety trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to identify and report near misses, cooperate with near-miss investigations, and help prevent near misses and accidents. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Near Misses trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to identify and report near misses, cooperate with near-miss investigations, and help prevent near misses and accidents. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Near Misses trainer's outline.
Questions & Answers:
Under OSHA’s permit-required confined spaces rules, when a host employer (you) arranges to have employees of a contractor perform work that involves permit space entry, you must inform the contractor that the workplace contains permit spaces and that permit space entry is allowed only through compliance with a permit space program.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to take effective steps to prevent and control workplace pests. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Pest Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to take effective steps to prevent and control workplace pests. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Pest Safety trainer's outline.
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the availability of and requests public comment on data and information about Importaciones y Distribuciones Latina America Gami SA de CV, a new motor carrier that does not currently have a U.S. Department of Transportation registration number.
Final Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after consultation with representatives of the governors of the affected States, has rescinded certain covered emergency exemptions.
Notices:
The Department of Labor has submitted the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs sponsored information collection request titled, "Certification of Funeral Expenses," to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval for continued use, without change.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach your workers to practice good hygiene and keep food preparation/service areas clean. Use this Foodborne Disease handout to train your workers.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach your workers to practice good hygiene and keep food preparation/service areas clean. Use this Foodborne Disease quiz to train your workers.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to understand the purpose and requirements of the Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Hours of Service Rules trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to understand the purpose and requirements of the Hours of Service (HOS) rules. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Hours of Service Rules trainer's outline.
White Papers:
An oxidizer isn't a source of ignition; it won’t start a fire. And it’s not fuel--an oxidizer does not, itself, burn. So what effect does extra oxygen have on a fire? Read the article to find out.
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health workgroup meetings.
Quarterly Briefings:
This issue features articles on injury and illness prevention programs and avoiding refrigeration fines, along with recent enforcement cases and legal developments.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
There are no requirements under 29 CFR 1910.1450 for the certification of the chemical hygiene officer (CHO). According to 29 CFR 1910.1450(b), CHO is an employee who is designated by the employer, and who is qualified by training or experience, to provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of the provisions of the Chemical Hygiene Plan. This definition is not intended to place limitations on the position description or job classification that the designated individual will hold within the employer's organizational structure.
Under OSHA’s permit-required confined spaces rules, when a host employer (you) arranges to have employees of a contractor perform work that involves permit space entry, you must inform the contractor that the workplace contains permit spaces and that permit space entry is allowed only through compliance with a permit space program.
Regulatory Analysis:
There is growing evidence that, in some instances, air inside buildings and homes is more polluted than the outdoor air in some larger, industrialized cities. This should be a significant concern considering that research has shown that people spend an overwhelming majority of their time indoors and exposed to indoor air pollution that may pose health risks.
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129819training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/On-the-job-training-for-off-the-job-safety-Part-2/Training Training Tips On-the-job training for off-the-job safety: Part 2
129823reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Personal-protective-equipment-U.S.-Supreme-Court-w/PPE - GeneralWhite Papers Personal protective equipment: U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on pay for donning and doffing time
129820training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/air-contaminants/Radon-Review-PDF-Spanish/Air ContaminantsHandouts Radon Review (PDF) -- Spanish
129821training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/air-contaminants/Radon-Review-PDF-Spanish-129821/Air ContaminantsQuizzes Radon Review (PDF) -- Spanish
129815regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/New-York-City-Permit-Requirements-for-Transportati/HazMat TransportationNotices New York City Permit Requirements for Transportation of Certain Hazardous Materials
129816regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-Permit-Requirements-for-Tr/HazMat TransportationNotices Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Permit Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Material
129802regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Unified-Carrier-Registration-Plan-Board-of-Directo-129802/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Notices Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors; Request for Nominations
129813reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/Bloodborne-pathogens-Adult-film-industrys-complian/Bloodborne PathogensWhite Papers Bloodborne pathogens: Adult film industry's compliance failures highlight the risks for other employers
129797regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/cranes-and-derricks-construction/29-CFR-1926-Cranes-and-Derricks-in-Construction-Op/Cranes and Derricks (Construction)Proposed Rules 29 CFR 1926 - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
129792regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Motor-Carrier-Safety-Advisory-Committee-MCSAC-Publ-129792/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Subcommittee
129793regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Underwriters-Laboratories-Inc.-Application-for-Exp-129793/OSHA Notices Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
129777training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/On-the-job-training-for-off-the-job-safety-Part-1/Training Training Tips On-the-job training for off-the-job safety: Part 1
129778reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/employee-wellness/Employee-stress-Understand-identify-and-eliminate/WellnessWhite Papers Employee stress: Understand, identify, and eliminate
129781regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/electric-power-generation/29-CFR-1910-and-1926-Electric-Power-Generation-Tra-129781/Electric Power GenerationFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910 and 1926 - Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
129782faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/laboratory-safety/What-are-the-requirements-If-any-certification-to-/Laboratory SafetyQuestions & Answers What are the requirements (If any - certification) to be a Chemical Hygiene Officer? And what are the responsibilities of the CHO?
129785training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Nail-Gun-Safety-PDF-Spanish/Hand and Portable Power ToolsHandouts Nail Gun Safety (PDF) -- Spanish
129786training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Nail-Gun-Safety-PDF-Spanish-129786/Hand and Portable Power ToolsQuizzes Nail Gun Safety (PDF) -- Spanish
129787training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Near-MissesHow-to-Identify-Report-and-Prevent-PDF-/AccidentsHandouts Near Misses—How to Identify, Report, and Prevent (PDF) -- Spanish
129788training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Near-MissesHow-to-Identify-Report-and-Prevent/AccidentsQuizzes Near Misses—How to Identify, Report, and Prevent (PDF) -- Spanish
129789faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/What-obligations-do-we-have-when-we-completely-con/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers What obligations do we have when we completely contract out our confined space entry needs? We no longer allow our employees to conduct confined space entry.
129790training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-general/Pest-Safety-PDF-Spanish/Safety - GeneralHandouts Pest Safety (PDF) -- Spanish
129791training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-general/Pest-Safety-PDF-Spanish-129791/Safety - GeneralQuizzes Pest Safety (PDF) -- Spanish
129766regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Pilot-Program-on-NAFTA-Trucking-Provisions-129766/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Notices Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
129767regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/19-CFR-390-Rescission-of-Certain-Emergency-Exempti/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 19 CFR 390 - Rescission of Certain Emergency Exemptions
129768regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/workers-workmen-compensation/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-129768/Workers' CompensationNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Certification of Funeral Expenses
129771training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-general/Foodborne-Disease-PDF-Spanish/Safety - GeneralHandouts Foodborne Disease (PDF) -- Spanish
129772training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-general/Foodborne-Disease-PDF-Spanish-129772/Safety - GeneralQuizzes Foodborne Disease (PDF) -- Spanish
129775training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Hours-of-Service-Rules-PDF-Spanish/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Handouts Hours of Service Rules (PDF) -- Spanish
129776training.aspx/training/quizzes/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Hours-of-Service-Rules-PDF-Spanish-129776/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Quizzes Hours of Service Rules (PDF) -- Spanish
129764reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Hazardous-chemicals-Why-you-need-to-worry-about-ox/Chemical HazardsWhite Papers Hazardous chemicals: Why you need to worry about oxidizers
129759regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/construction-safety/Advisory-Committee-on-Construction-Safety-and-Heal-129759/Construction - GeneralNotices Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
129757index.aspx Safety - GeneralQuarterly Briefings Spring 2014 - EHS & Your Business
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129782faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/laboratory-safety/What-are-the-requirements-If-any-certification-to-/Laboratory SafetyQuestions & Answers What are the requirements (If any - certification) to be a Chemical Hygiene Officer? And what are the responsibilities of the CHO?
129789faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/What-obligations-do-we-have-when-we-completely-con/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers What obligations do we have when we completely contract out our confined space entry needs? We no longer allow our employees to conduct confined space entry.
122008analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/ventilation-indoor-air-pollution/VentilationRegulatory Analysis Ventilation
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