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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.
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There’s no minimum/safe distance for storage of flammables near electrical panels. Storage rules depend on the occupancy (warehouse vs. incidental use). 29 CFR 1910.106(e)(2)(ii) says storage must be in closed containers when the material is not in use, to keep the flammable vapors from escaping.
OSHA does not have any specific requirements for inspecting exit signs. However, exit signs often do not get much attention until they are needed. It is a best practice to perform monthly and annual inspections—and document them—to make sure they are in compliance should an OSHA inspector knock on the door.
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a notice of availability of approximately $10.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Program grants.
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OSHA's lockout/tagout rule requires you the employer to determine whether your specific activity exposes workers to hazardous energy. There are exceptions to the lockout requirement for minor servicing activities that are necessary to carry out the production process provided that associated danger zones are properly guarded.
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OSHA's lockout/tagout rule requires you the employer to determine whether your specific activity exposes workers to hazardous energy. There are exceptions to the lockout requirement for minor servicing activities that are necessary to carry out the production process provided that associated danger zones are properly guarded.
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136876faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/I-was-conducting-a-self-audit-of-our-facility-this/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers I was conducting a self audit of our facility this week and while inspecting our compressed gas storage, the question came up about flammable compressed gas storage near electrical panels. I was under the impression that they needed to be 25' away.
136875faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/exit-routes/I-am-looking-for-the-requirements-concerning-inspe/Exit RoutesQuestions & Answers I am looking for the requirements concerning inspections of exit signs.
136867regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/workplace-safety-training/Susan-Harwood-Training-Grant-Program-FY-2017/Training Notices Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2017
136860faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/Does-regulation-specify-that-compact-unit-slitting/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers Minor servicing of machine -- does the lockout/tagout rule specify that winding machinery needs to be locked out when threading material through?
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136860faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/Does-regulation-specify-that-compact-unit-slitting/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers Minor servicing of machine -- does the lockout/tagout rule specify that winding machinery needs to be locked out when threading material through?
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OSHA Challenge
Which of the following is not an element of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—or GHS—label?
• Physical and chemical properties
• Hazard pictogram
• Precautionary statement
• Signal word
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