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Safety.BLR.com's What's New page is where you will find all of the most recent content added and updated to the site in the last 14 days. See the latest regulatory activity, updated regulatory analysis, training sessions, and more.
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
White Papers:
Whether you have an in-house legal department or keep a good employment lawyer on speed dial, you know the importance of getting sound legal advice on OSHA matters. This Compliance Report delivers legal insight and opinion from two top attorneys who spend their (long) days helping employers interpret and comply with the law and defending clients against OSHA allegations.
The Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) is a provider of workers’ compensation that serves some 20,000 employers and their 300,000 employees. But if you ask loss control manager Scott Valorose to describe the organization, he’ll tell you, “We’re a safety company that writes insurance.” One sign of that commitment is MEMIC’s annual safety awards program. Recently, the company honored 10 employers throughout the Eastern United States. This Compliance Report details the safety and health efforts and successes of three of those honorees.
Talks:
This talk discusses the importance of attending to minor cuts and scrapes that could lead to infection.
Final Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that Office of Management and Budget has approved the collections of information contained in OSHA's standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and revising OSHA's regulations to reflect that approval.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted, as final, certain regulations required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) enacted on December 4, 2015.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) in response to several petitions for rulemaking from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), and two safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has amended regulatory guidance, previously published in the Federal Register, regarding the periodic inspection of commercial motor vehicles.
Guidance Documents:
This memorandum provides updated internal guidance and procedures for the Area Offices to enforce the reporting requirements. Among other things, this memo updates the procedures for the intake of reports from employers, data collection and sorting; and entry of data in the OIS system.
Cartoons:
Your daily dose of corporate humor for the Safety professional
Your daily dose of corporate humor for the Safety professional
Questions & Answers:
I have a question on GHS and labeling secondary chemical containers in labs. I know that GHS pictograms you can buy online have a red diamond boarder, black picture on a white background. I know that for secondary chemicals in the labs you are not required to use the GHS pictograms on labels- you need to have it labeled with the chemical name or formula (no abbreviations) and the hazard. In the labs we can decide how to display the hazard, as long as it is consistent throughout the building. We have a label printer that can print out GHS symbols, but only using black ink. It is not able to print black and red at the same time. If I have all of our chemicals (in secondary containers) labeled with the name and a black hazard diamond, is this allowed? I believe it is, but wanted to double check. Thank you!
Talks:
This talk discusses the purpose and use of hazardous energy control procedures for “affected” employees, such as those who perform normal equipment operations or those who perform servicing and/or maintenance under the protection of normal machine safeguarding.
This talk discusses the safety procedures that machine operators should follow to protect themselves from injury when a machine becomes jammed.
This talk discusses some of the hazards associated with working in a building or facility where asbestos is present, and it provides information that maintenance and custodial personnel and other employees can use to avoid asbestos exposure. This talk does not cover demolition, renovation, or abatement of asbestos-containing material (ACM).
Questions & Answers:
Under the improved tracking of injuries and illnesses final rule, if you are partially exempt from keeping injury and illness records under 29 CFR 1904.1 and/or 1904.2, then you do not have to routinely submit electronically. You will have to submit the information if OSHA informs you in writing that it will collect injury and illness information from you. If you receive such a notification, then you must keep the injury and illness records required and submit the information to OSHA.
PowerPoints:
By the end of this training session, your employees will understand which employers are affected by recordkeeping standards, appropriate recordkeeping forms, how to report fatalities and serious injuries to OSHA, employee rights regarding recordkeeping, and injury and illness recording criteria. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on OSHA 300 recordkeeping requirements.
Trainer's Guides:
By the end of this PowerPoint training session, your employees will understand which employers are affected by recordkeeping standards, appropriate recordkeeping forms, how to reporting to the government, employee rights regarding recordkeeping, and injury and illness recording criteria. Use this Recordkeeping - Injury and Illness guide to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Talks:
This talk reminds workers of the importance of approaching safety with a positive attitude in order to prevent accidents.
This talk reminds workers of the importance of taking personal responsibility for safety and making sure the workplace is safe for everyone.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Under the improved tracking of injuries and illnesses final rule, if you are partially exempt from keeping injury and illness records under 29 CFR 1904.1 and/or 1904.2, then you do not have to routinely submit electronically. You will have to submit the information if OSHA informs you in writing that it will collect injury and illness information from you. If you receive such a notification, then you must keep the injury and illness records required and submit the information to OSHA.
Speaker's Notes:
The objective of this session is to help employees deal effectively and safely with threats and incidents of workplace violence. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the How to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Guide for Healthcare Workers PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
The objective of this session is to help employees deal effectively and safely with threats and incidents of workplace violence. By the end of this session, employees will be able to identify the risks and causes of workplace violence; recognize potential perpetrators of violence; spot the signs of violence; respond effectively to threats and violent acts; and help prevent violence in the facility.
Speaker's Notes:
The main objective of this session is to help healthcare workers avoid slip, trip, and fall hazards and prevent accidents. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls for Healthcare Workers PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
The main objective of this session is to help healthcare workers avoid slip, trip, and fall hazards and prevent accidents. By the end of the session, employees will be able to recognize slips, trips, and falls as a serious safety problem; identify slip, trip, and fall hazards on the job; avoid and eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards; use stairs and ladders safely to avoid falls; and minimize injuries during a fall.
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135135reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/What-keeps-safety-and-health-lawyers-up-at-night-Q/OSHA White Papers What keeps safety and health lawyers up at night? Questions and answers with two prominent employment attorneys
135136reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Learn-from-these-award-worthy-safety-programs/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Learn from these award-worthy safety programs
135132training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/First-aid-Always-treat-cuts-or-scrapes/First AidTalks First aid--Always treat cuts or scrapes
135128regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/silica/29-CFR-1910-1915-and-1926-Occupational-Exposure-to-135128/SilicaFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910, 1915, and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Approval of Collections of Information
135117regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-365-381-383-390-391-392-393-395-and-396-Ame/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 365, 381, 383, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 396 - Amendments To Implement Certain Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
135118regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/motor-carrier-safety/49-CFR-393-and-396-and-Appendix-G-to-Subchapter-B-/Motor Carrier SafetyFinal Rules 49 CFR 393 and 396 and Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; General Amendments
135119regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-396-Amendments-to-Regulatory-Guidance-Conce/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 396 - Amendments to Regulatory Guidance Concerning Periodic Inspection of Commercial Motor Vehicles
135120reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Revised-Interim-Enforcement-Procedures-for-Reporti/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Guidance Documents Revised Interim Enforcement Procedures for Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39
135121fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Friday-Funny-Business-Confined-Spaces/Confined SpacesCartoons Friday Funny Business: Confined Spaces
135122fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Friday-Funny-Business-Safety-Culture-and-Employee-/Safety AttitudeCartoons Friday Funny Business: Safety Culture and Employee Engagement
135123faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/I-have-a-question-on-GHS-and-labeling-secondary-ch/Labels Questions & Answers I have a question on GHS and labeling secondary chemical containers in labs. I know that GHS pictograms you can buy online have a red diamond boarder, black picture on a white background. I know that for secondary chemicals in the labs you are not requir
135114training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/LockoutTagout-Affected-Employee-Purpose-and-Use-of/Lockout/TagoutTalks Lockout/Tagout Affected Employee - Purpose and Use of Lockout Devices
135115training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/LockoutTagout-The-Case-of-the-Jammed-Machine/Lockout/TagoutTalks Lockout/Tagout - The Case of the Jammed Machine
135103training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/hazardous-substances-and-materials/asbestos-management/Working-Safely-Around-Asbestos/Asbestos Talks Working Safely Around Asbestos
135109faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/With-the-recent-OSHA-accident-reporting-changes-if/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers With the recent OSHA accident reporting changes, if a company falls under a partially exempt industry, I assume the company is exempt from being required to submit their accident statistics at year end through the on line portal. Please confirm.
78089training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recordkeeping-Injury-and-Illness-PPT/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)PowerPoints Recordkeeping - Injury and Illness (PPT)
102078training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recordkeeping-PDF-102078/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Trainer's Guides Recordkeeping (PDF)
135101training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Safety-culture-Develop-a-good-safety-attitude/Safety AttitudeTalks Safety culture: Develop a good safety attitude
135102training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Safety-culture-Taking-responsibility-for-safety/Safety AttitudeTalks Safety culture: Taking responsibility for safety
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135109faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/With-the-recent-OSHA-accident-reporting-changes-if/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers With the recent OSHA accident reporting changes, if a company falls under a partially exempt industry, I assume the company is exempt from being required to submit their accident statistics at year end through the on line portal. Please confirm.
102491training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Violence-in-the-Workplace-How-to-Prevent-and-Defus-102491/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes How to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Guide for Healthcare Workers - Script View
102493training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Violence-in-the-Workplace-How-to-Prevent-and-Defus-102493/Violence in the WorkplacePowerPoints How to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Guide for Healthcare Workers
102594training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-Healthcare-Workers-Script-V/Slips and FallsSpeaker's Notes How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls for Healthcare Workers - Script View
102596training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-Healthcare-Workers-PPT/Slips and FallsPowerPoints How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls for Healthcare Workers (PPT)
State:
• Injury and illness tracking rule
• Respirable crystalline silica rule
• Hazard communication rule
• Reporting a fatality or severe injury rule
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