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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:
January is National Mentoring Month, so each Friday this month, we’ll explore different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today, we hear from mentoring experts, Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main, in an article they wrote that first appeared on HR.BLR.com.
Questions & Answers:
Under the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, the proper disposal method for syringes is to place the used needle in a special sharps container for disposal to avoid contamination if someone is accidentally stuck with the needle. However, the standard does not apply to the self-administration of, for example insulin, by employees or their disposal of syringes.
Use this presentation outline to follow along with BLR's Safety Communication webinar.
Questions & Answers:
There is no specific OSHA rule requiring the anchoring of pallet racks. However, employee safety is the top priority and OSHA will issue a General Duty Clause citation for exposing employees to struck-by and/or crushed-by hazards.
Training Tips:
January is National Mentoring Month, so each Friday this month, we’ll explore different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today, we hear from mentoring experts Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main, in an article they wrote that first appeared on HR.BLR.com.
White Papers:
What are the unique safety challenges facing these employers? Does their size work for or against them when it comes to safety? What are OSHA’s concerns, and how is the agency reaching out? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Compliance Report.
Forms:
In accordance with 49 CFR 391.23(a)(1) and (b) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, we are required to make inquiry into the driving record during the preceeding 3 years of every State in which an applicant-driver has held a motor vehicle operator's license or permit during those three years.
49 CFR 383 and 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations contain some requirements that you as a driver must comply with.
Motor carriers when using a driver for the first time shall obtain from the driver a signed statement giving the total time on-duty during the immediately preceding 7 days and time at which such driver was last relieved from duty prior to beginning work for such carrier.
Specific sections to be completed by applicant, previous employer, and prospective employer.
Specific sections to be completed by applicant, previous employer, and prospective employer.
Annual review of driving record 49 CFR 391.25
Questions & Answers:
If the fatality resulting from a single vehicle accident is work-related, that is, if it occurred while the employee was traveling “in the interest of the employer,” such as driving to purchase supplies for the employer or attend a work meeting, it is recordable, see 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(6).
Posters:
Download this poster and post it in your facility to help employees take measures to protect themselves from an active shooter in the workplace.
Download this poster and post it in your facility to help employees take measures to protect themselves from an active shooter in the workplace.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this training session is to review the workplace emergency action plan and procedures. By the end of this session, employees should know the types of emergencies that could occur in the workplace; emergency duties, procedures, and reporting methods; and how to act effectively and safely in an emergency.
The quiz answer key is located at the end of this trainer's outline.
Handouts:
The purpose of this training session is to review the workplace emergency action plan and procedures. By the end of this session, employees should know the types of emergencies that could occur in the workplace; emergency duties, procedures, and reporting methods; and how to act effectively and safely in an emergency. Use this handout to accompany the Be Prepared for Workplace Emergencies trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this training session is to review the workplace emergency action plan and procedures. By the end of this session, employees should know the types of emergencies that could occur in the workplace; emergency duties, procedures, and reporting methods; and how to act effectively and safely in an emergency. Use this quiz to accompany the Be Prepared for Workplace Emergencies trainer's outline. The quiz answer key is located at the end of the trainer's outline.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Under the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, the proper disposal method for syringes is to place the used needle in a special sharps container for disposal to avoid contamination if someone is accidentally stuck with the needle. However, the standard does not apply to the self-administration of, for example insulin, by employees or their disposal of syringes.
There is no specific OSHA rule requiring the anchoring of pallet racks. However, employee safety is the top priority and OSHA will issue a General Duty Clause citation for exposing employees to struck-by and/or crushed-by hazards.
Regulatory Analysis:
This analysis covers both the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements in effect up to June 1, 2015, and the safety data sheet (SDS) requirements effective June 1, 2015, under OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012). Employers will be allowed to comply with both the MSDS and SDS requirements at the same time until HazCom 2012 is fully implemented.
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131485training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Considering-cross-generational-mentoring-to-tackle-131485/Training Training Tips Considering cross-generational mentoring to tackle workplace bullying: Part 2
131473faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/What-are-the-requirements-for-handling-syringes-in/Bloodborne PathogensQuestions & Answers What are the requirements for handling syringes in the office?
131474reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/OSHA-Enforcement-Compliance-Trends-2015-Edition/Enforcement Guidance Documents OSHA Enforcement & Compliance Trends (2015 Edition)
131475reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/safety-general/Safety-Communication-Strategies-for-Making-Sure-Yo/Safety - GeneralGuidance Documents Safety Communication: Strategies for Making Sure Your Message Effectively Reaches Spanish-Speaking Employees
131462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Do-pallet-racks-need-to-be-bolted-to-the-floor/Material Handling - GeneralQuestions & Answers Do pallet racks need to be bolted to the floor?
131452training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Considering-cross-generational-mentoring-to-tackle/Training Training Tips Considering cross-generational mentoring to tackle workplace bullying: Part 1
131453reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Toolkit-for-small-business-safety-success/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Toolkit for small business safety success
131430timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Request-for-check-of-driving-record/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Request for check of driving record
131431timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Certification-of-compliance-with-drivers-license-r/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Certification of compliance with driver’s license requirements
131432timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Drivers-statement-of-on-duty-hoursnew-hire/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Driver’s statement of on-duty hours—new hire
131433timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Safety-performance-history-records-request-Word-do/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Safety performance history records request - Word doc
131434timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Safety-performance-history-records-request/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Safety performance history records request
131435timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Certification-of-violationsannual-review-of-drivin/Commercial Driver SafetyForms Certification of violations/annual review of driving record
131422faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/We-had-an-employee-killed-in-a-single-vehicle-acci/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers Employee killed in single vehicle accident. Do I have to count this as a fatality on my OSHA logs?
131419timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-posters/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Surviving-an-Active-Shooter/Violence in the WorkplacePosters Surviving an Active Shooter
131420timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-posters/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Surviving-an-Active-Shooter-Spanish/Violence in the WorkplacePosters Surviving an Active Shooter [Spanish]
131299training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Be-Prepared-for-Workplace-Emergencies-PDF-OSHA-Tra-131299/Emergency PreparednessTrainer's Outlines Be Prepared for Workplace Emergencies (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
131300training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Be-Prepared-for-Workplace-Emergencies-PDF-OSHA-Tra-131300/Emergency PreparednessHandouts Be Prepared for Workplace Emergencies [OSHA Training System]
131301training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Be-Prepared-for-Workplace-Emergencies-PDF-OSHA-Tra-131301/Emergency PreparednessQuizzes Be Prepared for Workplace Emergencies [OSHA Training System]
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131473faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/What-are-the-requirements-for-handling-syringes-in/Bloodborne PathogensQuestions & Answers What are the requirements for handling syringes in the office?
131462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Do-pallet-racks-need-to-be-bolted-to-the-floor/Material Handling - GeneralQuestions & Answers Do pallet racks need to be bolted to the floor?
106074analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/SDS-safety-data-sheet/SDSRegulatory Analysis MSDS
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