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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
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced enhancements to the display of information on the public Safety Measurement System (SMS) website and responds to comments received in response to FMCSA's Federal Register Notice, "Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web site" published on November 5, 2013.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this handout to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this quiz to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety trainer's outline.
White Papers:
Training as caregivers conditions workers to go into a situation and take charge to care for wounded people. But in a violent situation, that can be exactly the wrong response, putting the caregivers and others at increased risk.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.1026 (Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]), employers are required to train each employee in accordance with the hazard communication standard (HazCom) at 29 CFR 1910.1200(h).
OSHA’s recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard at 29 CFR 1904.33(b)(1) states: “Yes, during the storage period, you must update your stored OSHA 300 Logs to include newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses and to show any changes that have occurred in the classification of previously recorded injuries and illnesses. If the description or outcome of a case changes, you must remove or line out the original entry and enter the new information.”
Xylene is a common solvent in many industries. It is flammable, and according to OSHA and NIOSH, overexposure to xylene most commonly depresses the central nervous system, producing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, and irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
Meetings:
Ventilation/Training/Meetings/OCE
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing/Training/Meetings/OCE
Training Tips:
In short, the answer is "Yes." Today’s Training Tip reports on one such case.
White Papers:
Chemical accidents make headlines and rob families of loved ones. They also cause extraordinary damage to communities and the environment. This Compliance Report focuses on process safety management (PSM), the regulation that aims to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA gives requirements for safety latches in 29 CFR 1910.181(j)(2)—Derricks, which states that “hooks shall meet the manufacturer's recommendations and shall not be overloaded. Safety latch type hooks shall be used wherever possible."
Employees who wear everyday prescription glasses are not properly shielded from eye hazards when wearing only those glasses. If employees who are exposed to eye hazards have prescription lenses, they must have prescription eye protection or appropriate eye protection that fits properly over their lenses.
White Papers:
Summer is back in full swing. That may mean long hours on the beach or hiking in the mountains, but it could also mean long days in the field or at the construction site and hot days indoors in the workplace. Are you prepared to face the worst that summer’s sunny, sweltering weather has to offer?
Guidance Documents:
Marking and Labeling are part of DOT's overall communications requirements. This module, compiled by PHMSA, reviews the marking and labeling information contained within the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Proposed Rules:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations by establishing standards for the safe transportation of bulk explosives.
Guidance Documents:
Summary of hours of service (HOS)regulations. Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV.
Cartoons:
The biggest danger in the classical music scene is sudden arc flashes between conductors.
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued notice that provides the updated National Hazardous Materials Route Registry, which is a listing, as reported by State and Tribal Government routing officials, of all designated and restricted road and highway routes for highway route controlled quantities of Class 7 (radioactive) materials and non-radioactive hazardous materials transportation.
Training Tips:
Rough terrain forklifts require the right operators to handle them or it can lead to serious accidents. The right training procedures can help your employees understand how to carefully operate the equipment.
White Papers:
A growing number of companies of all sizes and types are operating beyond U.S. borders. What’s the impact of this international market expansion on occupational safety?
Final Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revised its regulatory guidance concerning records of duty status (RODS) generated by logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. These logging software programs are used by certain drivers to help them prepare RODS, but the computers, tablets, and smartphones with such software do not meet FMCSA's requirements for automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has solicited public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.1026 (Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]), employers are required to train each employee in accordance with the hazard communication standard (HazCom) at 29 CFR 1910.1200(h).
OSHA’s recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard at 29 CFR 1904.33(b)(1) states: “Yes, during the storage period, you must update your stored OSHA 300 Logs to include newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses and to show any changes that have occurred in the classification of previously recorded injuries and illnesses. If the description or outcome of a case changes, you must remove or line out the original entry and enter the new information.”
Xylene is a common solvent in many industries. It is flammable, and according to OSHA and NIOSH, overexposure to xylene most commonly depresses the central nervous system, producing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, and irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
Meetings:
Ventilation/Training/Meetings/OCE
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing/Training/Meetings/OCE
White Papers:
Chemical accidents make headlines and rob families of loved ones. They also cause extraordinary damage to communities and the environment. This Compliance Report focuses on process safety management (PSM), the regulation that aims to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA gives requirements for safety latches in 29 CFR 1910.181(j)(2)—Derricks, which states that “hooks shall meet the manufacturer's recommendations and shall not be overloaded. Safety latch type hooks shall be used wherever possible."
Guidance Documents:
Summary of hours of service (HOS)regulations. Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV.
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130469regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Enhancements-to-the-Motor-Carrier-Safety-Measureme/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System Website
130403training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor/Safety AttitudeTrainer's Outlines Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
130404training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor-130404/Safety AttitudeHandouts Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
130405training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor-130405/Safety AttitudeQuizzes Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
130440reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Workplace-violence-Train-healthcare-workers-to-res/Violence in the WorkplaceWhite Papers Workplace violence: Train healthcare workers to respond more effectively
130462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/1910.1026-When-is-employee-training-communication-/Training Questions & Answers 1910.1026 When is employee training / communication required? Is this when the AL is exceeded or the PEL is exceeded?
130463faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/illness-and-injury-reporting-OSHA-300-log/Good-morning-I-have-a-quick-fairly-simple-question/Illness and InjuriesQuestions & Answers What to do if you have entered an event as a recordable injury on your log and determine at a later date that the event was non-occupational?
130464faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/-Chemical-Xylene-dangers-to-employee-any-substitut/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Chemical Xylene dangers to employee? Any substitute chemical for Xylene?
77974training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/ventilation-indoor-air-pollution/Ventilation-Word/VentilationMeetings Ventilation (Word)
77983training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding-Cutting-and-Brazing-Word/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingMeetings Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (Word)
130441training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Case-study-Can-supervisors-be-personally-liable-fo/Training Training Tips Case study: Can supervisors be personally liable for untrained employees' injuries?
130451reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-safety-Evolving-protection-persistent-chal/Process Safety ManagementWhite Papers Process safety: Evolving protection, persistent challenges
130453faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/What-are-the-OSHA-requirements-for-overhead-hoist-/Cranes and SlingsQuestions & Answers What are the OSHA requirements for overhead hoist hooks? Does the hook need to have an auto locking mechanism and are there any other requirements?
130445faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Do-prescription-glasses-provide-the-necessary-eye-/Eye and Face ProtectionQuestions & Answers Do prescription glasses provide the necessary eye protection or are safety glasses required?
130438reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Dont-let-these-4-hazards-give-you-the-summertime-b/Heat and ColdWhite Papers Don't let these 4 hazards give you the summertime blues!
130442reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazardous-Materials-Marking-and-Labeling-PHMSA-PPT-130442/HazMat TransportationGuidance Documents Hazardous Materials - Marking and Labeling (PHMSA, PDF - Student Guide)
130426regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-171-172-173-and-177-Hazardous-Materials-Req/HazMat TransportationProposed Rules 49 CFR 171, 172, 173, and 177 - Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives (RRR)
128187reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/HOS-Visor-Card-for-Truck-Drivers/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Guidance Documents HOS Visor Card for Truck Drivers
130423faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Is-a-child-of-a-self-employed-worker-subject-to-OS/OSHA Questions & Answers Is a child of a self employed worker subject to OSHA regulations?My husband is doing some residential construction for our daughter on land she owns, he is self employed and is having our son who is 15 work on the job site with him.
130424fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Arc-flash-conductors/Electrical SafetyCartoons Arc flash conductors
130422regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/National-Hazardous-Materials-Route-Registry/HazMat TransportationNotices National Hazardous Materials Route Registry
130416training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/7-safety-tips-for-forklifts-on-rough-terrain/ForkliftsTraining Tips 7 safety tips for forklifts on rough terrain
130417reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Putting-the-world-in-world-class-safety-Lessons-le/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Putting the 'world' in world class safety: Lessons learned from the globalization of worker protection
130411regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/49-CFR-395-Hours-of-Service-for-Commercial-Motor-V/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 395 - Hours of Service for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers; Regulatory Guidance Concerning Records of Duty Status Generated by Logging Software Programs
130412regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/respiratory-protection/Respiratory-Protection-Standard-Extension-of-the-O-130412/Respiratory ProtectionNotices Respiratory Protection Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Updated in the last 14 days
TopicTypeTitle
130462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/1910.1026-When-is-employee-training-communication-/Training Questions & Answers 1910.1026 When is employee training / communication required? Is this when the AL is exceeded or the PEL is exceeded?
130463faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/illness-and-injury-reporting-OSHA-300-log/Good-morning-I-have-a-quick-fairly-simple-question/Illness and InjuriesQuestions & Answers What to do if you have entered an event as a recordable injury on your log and determine at a later date that the event was non-occupational?
130464faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/-Chemical-Xylene-dangers-to-employee-any-substitut/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Chemical Xylene dangers to employee? Any substitute chemical for Xylene?
77974training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/ventilation-indoor-air-pollution/Ventilation-Word/VentilationMeetings Ventilation (Word)
77983training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding-Cutting-and-Brazing-Word/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingMeetings Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (Word)
130451reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-safety-Evolving-protection-persistent-chal/Process Safety ManagementWhite Papers Process safety: Evolving protection, persistent challenges
130453faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/What-are-the-OSHA-requirements-for-overhead-hoist-/Cranes and SlingsQuestions & Answers What are the OSHA requirements for overhead hoist hooks? Does the hook need to have an auto locking mechanism and are there any other requirements?
128187reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/HOS-Visor-Card-for-Truck-Drivers/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Guidance Documents HOS Visor Card for Truck Drivers
130423faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Is-a-child-of-a-self-employed-worker-subject-to-OS/OSHA Questions & Answers Is a child of a self employed worker subject to OSHA regulations?My husband is doing some residential construction for our daughter on land she owns, he is self employed and is having our son who is 15 work on the job site with him.
89115training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/back-safety/Dos-and-Donts-of-Lifting-Word/Back SafetyTalks Do's and Don'ts of Lifting (Word)
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