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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
Questions & Answers:
The rule requires that you fully and properly implement the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection specified for a task on Table 1.
Guidance Documents:
This OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) guidance document focuses on aspects of the PSM standard that are particularly relevant to explosives and pyrotechnic manufacturers.
Final Rules:
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, this action temporarily delays, until June 5, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators."
Employee News Articles:
Take proper care of your respirator.
news & notes: According to an analysis of thousands of hearing tests on adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), too much noise exposure at home or in the community can damage hearing as much as working in a very noisy place.
news & notes: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a $7 million media campaign called Stop. Trains Can’t. The goal is to reduce accidents and related fatalities at railroad crossings.
Use this quiz to test what you know about taking proper care of your respirator.
Take precautions with cleaning chemicals.
news & notes: The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that 88 percent of Millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days.
Follow safe practices on and around dockboards.
news & notes: Cassemco Inc., a Tennessee-based foam product manufacturer, has logged no recordable incidents in the past 3 years, which translates to 150,000 safe work hours. Cassemco joined Tennessee OSHA’s (TOSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) 18 years ago.
Use this quiz to test what you know about following safe practices on and around dockboards.
Use ladders safely.
Trainer's Outlines:
This training session will help attendants identify the hazards of confined space entry, and perform all of the assigned tasks to keep themselves, entrants, rescuers, and other workers safe.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the Confined Spaces--Attendant trainer's outline.
Notices:
OSHA has given notice that it has solicited public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard.
Updated Documents
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this training session is to provide an overview of OSHA's Walking and Working Surfaces regulations and the steps employees can take to prevent accidents. By the end of the session, employees should know how to identify walking and working hazards, keep walking and working surfaces free of hazards, and prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents.
The quiz answer key is located at the end of this trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this training session is to provide an overview of OSHA's Walking and Working Surfaces regulations and the steps employees can take to prevent accidents. By the end of the session, employees should know how to identify walking and working hazards, keep walking and working surfaces free of hazards, and prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents. Use this quiz to accompany the OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces trainer's outline. The answer key is located at the end of the trainer's outline.
Regulatory Analysis:
An aerial lift (or, aerial device) is any vehicle-mounted device, telescoping and/or articulating, used to elevate or position personnel. OSHA has developed a vehicle-mounted work platform rule that applies to the various types of aerial lifts that utilize a platform such as a personnel basket or bucket. There are various names for this type of lift equipment including “bucket truck,” “cherry picker,” and “snorkel lift.”
Handouts:
When a serious injury occurs in your workplace, your employees have to think and act quickly. Medical assistance may be only minutes away, but sometimes seconds count. What your workers do in those first few seconds and minutes can make the difference between life and death. Quick, calm, and correct action can make all the difference. Use this Basic First Aid handout to train your workers on first aid.
Trainer's Guides:
When a serious injury occurs in your workplace, your employees have to think and act quickly. Medical assistance may be only minutes away, but sometimes seconds count. What your workers do in those first few seconds and minutes can make the difference between life and death. Quick, calm, and correct action can make all the difference. Use this Basic First Aid guide to train your workers on first aid.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this training session is to explain how employees can prevent slips, trips, and falls. By the end of this session, employees should know the common slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace; precautions to prevent accidents and injuries on the job and at home; and how to fall safely to minimize injuries. Use this quiz to accompany the How to Avoid Workplace Falls trainer's outline. The answer key is located at the end of the trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this training session is to explain how employees can prevent slips, trips, and falls. By the end of this session, employees should know the common slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace; precautions to prevent accidents and injuries on the job and at home; and how to fall safely to minimize injuries.
The quiz answer key is located at the end of this trainer's outline.
Handouts:
Ladders and scaffolds seem to lure workers into a false sense of security. Ladders are familiar household items. Scaffolds, appearing more stable and spacious than ladders, seem even easier to use. Misuse of both of these essential devices, however, causes many needless workplace injuries and fatalities. Use this Ladder and Scaffold Safety handout to train your workers on ladders.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this training session is to describe fall hazards in the workplace and identify safety measures for preventing accidents and injuries. By the end of this session, employees should know about fall hazards in the workplace, safety measures to prevent falls, and first aid for workplace falls. Use this quiz to accompany the Preventing Workplace Falls trainer's outline. The answer key is located at the end of the trainer's outline.
Handouts:
The purpose of this training session is to describe fall hazards in the workplace and identify safety measures for preventing accidents and injuries. By the end of this session, employees should know about fall hazards in the workplace, safety measures to prevent falls, and first aid for workplace falls. Use this handout to accompany the Preventing Workplace Falls trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this training session is to describe fall hazards in the workplace and identify safety measures for preventing accidents and injuries. By the end of this session, employees should know about fall hazards in the workplace, safety measures to prevent falls, and first aid for workplace falls.
The quiz answer key is located at the end of this trainer's outline.
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136643faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/For-the-new-1926.1153-silica-standard-Table-1-give/SilicaQuestions & Answers For the new 1926.1153 silica standard, Table 1 gives specific methods for controlling the dust. The work practice that they give includes using an integrated water delivery system while cutting concrete. Would a garden sprayer work as effectively?
136644reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-Safety-Management-for-Explosives-and-Pyrot/Process Safety ManagementGuidance Documents Process Safety Management for Explosives and Pyrotechnics Manufacturing
136622regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-380-383-and-384-Minimum-Training-Requiremen-136622/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 380, 383, and 384 - Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level CMV Operators--Further delay of effective date
136416training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/respiratory-protection/Respirator-Responsibility/Respiratory ProtectionEmployee News Articles Respirator Responsibility
136417training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/noise-hearing-protection/Hearing-at-Home/NoiseEmployee News Articles Hearing at Home
136418training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/DOT-department-of-transportation/DOT-Railroad-Crossings/Dept. of Transportation (DOT)Employee News Articles DOT & Railroad Crossings
136419training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/respiratory-protection/Respirator-Responsibility-Quiz/Respiratory ProtectionEmployee News Articles Respirator Responsibility Quiz
136420training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Spring-Cleaning/Chemical HazardsEmployee News Articles Spring Cleaning
136422training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Millennials-and-Driving/Driving SafelyEmployee News Articles Millennials and Driving
136423training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Dockboard-Dos/Material Handling - GeneralEmployee News Articles Dockboard Do's
136424training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/safety-general/Shared-Commitment/Safety - GeneralEmployee News Articles Shared Commitment
136425training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Dockboard-Dos-Quiz/Material Handling - GeneralEmployee News Articles Dockboard Do's Quiz
136426training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/ladder-safety/Who-Goes-Up-Must-Come-Down/LaddersEmployee News Articles Who Goes Up Must Come Down
136614training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-Attendant/Confined SpacesTrainer's Outlines Confined Spaces--Attendant
136615training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-Attendant-Handout/Confined SpacesHandouts Confined Spaces--Attendant (Handout)
136616training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-Attendant-Quiz/Confined SpacesQuizzes Confined Spaces--Attendant (Quiz)
136611regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/specific-industries/Fire-Protection-in-Shipyard-Employment-Standard-Ex-136611/Specific IndustriesNotices Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the OMB's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
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125830training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/OSHA-WalkingWorking-Surfaces-PDF-OSHA-Training-Sys/Slips and FallsTrainer's Outlines OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
125832training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/OSHA-WalkingWorking-Surfaces-PDF-quiz/Slips and FallsQuizzes OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces (PDF)
120156analysis.aspx/analysis/employee-safety/aerial-lifts/Aerial LiftsRegulatory Analysis Aerial Lifts
115164training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/Basic-First-Aid-PDF-115164/First AidHandouts Basic First Aid (PDF)
115168training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/Basic-First-Aid-PDF-115168/First AidTrainer's Guides Basic First Aid (PDF)
105805training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/How-to-Avoid-Workplace-Falls-PDF/Slips and FallsQuizzes How to Avoid Workplace Falls (PDF)
105807training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/How-to-Avoid-Workplace-Falls-PDF-105807/Slips and FallsTrainer's Outlines How to Avoid Workplace Falls (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
105664training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-safety/ladder-safety/Ladder-and-Scaffold-Safety-PDF-105664/LaddersHandouts Ladder and Scaffold Safety (PDF)
101710training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Preventing-Workplace-Falls-PDF/Slips and FallsQuizzes Preventing Workplace Falls (PDF)
101711training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Preventing-Workplace-Falls-PDF-101711/Slips and FallsHandouts Preventing Workplace Falls (PDF)
101712training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Preventing-Workplace-Falls-PDF-101712/Slips and FallsTrainer's Outlines Preventing Workplace Falls (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
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OSHA Challenge
All employers covered by OSHA’s Laboratory Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) are required to develop a:
• Chemical Hygiene Plan
• Hazard Communication Program
• Job Hazard Analysis
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