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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
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features reminders about the dangers of indoor heat, electrical safety tips for the holidays, and a news brief about the impact of work-related illnesses.
Questions & Answers:
The standard at 29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(2) requires that the written HazCom program specify the methods that employers at multiemployer worksites will use to share information with other employers and employees regarding SDSs and access to them, precautionary measures and any labeling systems used at the workplace. It doesn't specify wording.
Final Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has adopted regulations that prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations--including drivers' hours-of-service limits; the commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations; drug and alcohol testing rules; and the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Guidance Documents:
This table summarizes key provisions in the EPA’s current WPS regulation and the 2015 revisions. It does not cover all of the details in the rule nor does it include all of the information needed to comply with the regulation.
White Papers:
Do your workers have a problem with prescription painkillers? Odds are that some of them do—and that the number is increasing. Two new reports have identified cost and safety issues created by prescription painkiller use in connection with workers' comp claims.
Guidance Documents:
This BLR special report gives the most current salary information for a wide range of EHS positions.
White Papers:
Your safety culture—the attitudes and habits underlying safety and health practices in your workplace—is an essential hazard control. It can be difficult to build but easy to destroy, and one thing that can destroy your carefully constructed safety culture is a permissive attitude toward your contractors' and suppliers' safety practices.
Use this form to conduct an incident investigation to document findings and corrective actions taken to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) request for a Rapid Response Investigation—or an RRI. This document can and should be used to investigate any incident/accident in your workplace.
Questions & Answers:
The general rule of thumb is that the employer that is supervising the employee at the work location records the injury, regardless of which employer is paying the employee.
if your employees use the WD-40 as a normal consumer would then the employer is not required to use a GHS-compliant label. However, it is the employer’s responsibility to establish that the frequency is equivalent to typical consumer use.
This instruction outlines the policy framework for administering the OSHA Consultation Program and revises and clarifies processes and procedures for administering and monitoring Consultation Projects.
White Papers:
OSHA estimates that skin problems account for 10 to 15 percent of work-related diseases. Of these, some 25 percent or more are related to work with portland cement or concrete containing portland cement. Read the article for safe work practices and tips.
When was your last fire or emergency evacuation drill? If more than six months ago, it's time to think about staging another. Careful planning and evaluation can help you get the most out of your drills. Use our checklist to help with both.
Updated Documents
Added in the last 14 days
134104employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/December-2015-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters December 2015 Safety Works for Employees
134102faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/I-need-to-include-wording-in-my-hazard-communicati/Hazard Communication Questions & Answers I need to include wording in my hazard communication program to comply with 1910.(e)(2)(iii). Do you have any suggestions?
134099regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-386-and-390-Prohibiting-Coercion-of-Commerc/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 386 and 390 - Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
134095reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/agriculture/Agricultural-Worker-Protection-Standard-Comparison/AgricultureGuidance Documents Agricultural Worker Protection Standard: Comparison of the New Protections to the Existing Protections (EPA Fact Sheet)
134101reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Prescription-drugs-are-driving-up-your-workers-com/Workers' CompensationWhite Papers Prescription drugs are driving up your workers' comp costs: What you can do
134088reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/EHS-metrics/2016-EHS-Salary-Guide/EHS MetricsGuidance Documents 2016 EHS Salary Guide
134100reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Expand-your-safety-culture-to-contractors-and-supp/Safety AttitudeWhite Papers Expand your safety culture to contractors and suppliers
133945timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Incident-Analysis-Tool/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Forms Incident Analysis Tool
134078faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/On-a-multiple-employer-jobsite-under-the-direction/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers Whose OSHA log is the injury recorded to? The sub-contractor(B) who injured the employee(A)? The sub-contractor(A) who pays his payroll? Or, the controlling contractor(C)?
134079faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/We-are-trying-to-come-into-full-compliance-with-th/Labels Questions & Answers We are trying to come into full compliance with the GHS labeling. Are we required to affix labels to such items as a can of WD-40 for example?
134087reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-directives/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/11192015-CSP-02-00-003-Consultation-Policies-and-P/OSHA Directives 11/19/2015 - CSP 02-00-003 - Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual
134054reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Chemical-hazards-A-little-rash-you-should-pay-atte/Chemical HazardsWhite Papers Chemical hazards: A little rash you should pay attention to
134056timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-prevention/Fire-drill-checklist/Fire PreventionChecklists Fire drill checklist
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