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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
Policies:
This sample safety Recordkeeping - General policy “Accident Reports” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing safety administration issues in the workplace. Download this Recordkeeping - General sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Guidance Documents:
Trainer's Outlines:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses trainer’s outline to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Checklists:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses checklist to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Quizzes:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses quiz to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Regulatory Analysis:
Created in 1970, the OSH Act has a simple goal: "To assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions.?" (29 USC 651(2)). The Act authorizes the secretary of labor to issue occupational health and safety standards that apply to each employer in the private sector.
Questions & Answers:
For general industry, 29 CFR 1910.23(a)(6) states:
“Every manhole floor opening shall be guarded by a standard manhole cover which need not be hinged in place. While the cover is not in place, the manhole opening shall be constantly attended by someone or shall be protected by removable standard railings.”
Quizzes:
Recordkeeping/Training/Meetings/OCE
Meetings:
Recordkeeping/Training/Meetings/OCE
Interpretations:
Thank you for your recent letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the recordkeeping requirements contained in 29 CFR Part 1904 - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. You ask if kinesiology tape is considered medical treatment for OSHA recordkeeping purposes.
Training Tips:
Today’s Training Tip stands up for the importance of wellness training on sedentary lifestyles.
Questions & Answers:
An unsafe condition is a condition in the workplace that that varies from a normal accepted safe condition and can result in injury, death, or property damage, if not corrected properly. An unsafe act is the performance of a task or other activity that is conducted in a manner that may threaten the health and/or safety of workers. These acts deviate from a generally recognized safe way or specified method of doing a job.
For in-plant labeling, you may use the NFPA fire diamond; however, recognize that the NFPA label is designed for emergency personnel responding to a fire or spill and those planning for emergency response. The OSHA-compliant label (“HazCom 2012” label) is designed to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals in workplace under normal conditions of use and foreseeable emergencies. See the OSHA factsheet Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels that describes the audience for each label and procedure for creating the labels.
Proposed Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to negotiate and develop proposed regulations to implement section 32304 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act concerning entry-level driver training for commercial motor vehicles operating in interstate or intrastate commerce.
Guidance Documents:
Designed for retailers and safety experts, this NIOSH booklet has a goal to prevent manual material handling injuries in grocery stores. This 23-page booklet has 13 unique illustrations showing employees in a grocery store using various mechanical assist devices for material handling tasks.
Policies:
This sample safety Accidents policy “Incident Reporting and Investigation (Word)” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing safety administration issues in the workplace. Download this Accidents sample policy to your computer or print it out.
This sample safety Accidents policy “Accident Report - Progressive Policy (Word)” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing safety administration issues in the workplace. Download this Accidents sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Training Tips:
For some people, leftovers are the best part of the Thanksgiving dinner. But those leftovers can be deadly if not handled properly. In today’s Training Tip, we give valuable information you can use to train employees on how to deal with leftovers safely.
Updated Documents
Policies:
This sample safety Recordkeeping - General policy “Accident Reports” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing safety administration issues in the workplace. Download this Recordkeeping - General sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Trainer's Outlines:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses trainer’s outline to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Checklists:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses checklist to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Quizzes:
OSHA requires most employers to maintain occupational injury and illness records. The forms include the OSHA 300 log, the OSHA 301 Incident Report, and the OSHA 300-A Annual Summary form. Use this Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses quiz to train your workers on illness and injuries.
Recordkeeping/Training/Meetings/OCE
Meetings:
Recordkeeping/Training/Meetings/OCE
Questions & Answers:
For in-plant labeling, you may use the NFPA fire diamond; however, recognize that the NFPA label is designed for emergency personnel responding to a fire or spill and those planning for emergency response. The OSHA-compliant label (“HazCom 2012” label) is designed to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals in workplace under normal conditions of use and foreseeable emergencies. See the OSHA factsheet Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels that describes the audience for each label and procedure for creating the labels.
Policies:
This sample safety Accidents policy “Incident Reporting and Investigation (Word)” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing safety administration issues in the workplace. Download this Accidents sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will teach your employees to recognize confined space hazards, plan for rescues, evaluate rescue services, differentiate among types of rescues, train and equip a rescue team, and identify the phases of a rescue operation. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Permit-Required Confined Space Rescue for Supervisors PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This training session will teach supervisors to recognize confined space hazards, plan for rescues, evaluate rescue services, differentiate among types of rescues, train and equip a rescue team, and identify the phases of a rescue operation.
Speaker's Notes:
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 these Basic First Aid speaker's notes to train your workers on first aid.
Flaggers play a key role in keeping everyone safe in temporary traffic control zones. To perform their jobs effectively, flaggers need to know how a traffic control zone should be set up, as well as their function in the overall safety management of the work zone. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Flaggers' Safety in Highway Work Zones PowerPoint presentation.
Quizzes:
This session will cover the hazards and risks of working on or near energized electrical equipment. It will also discuss the procedures for preventing an arc flash accident, and how to protect yourself from the hazards of an arc flash. Use this quiz to accompany the Arc Flash Safety PowerPoint presentation.
Speaker's Notes:
By the end of the training session, your employees will be able to identify the hazards of portable power tools, take precautions against injury, use tool guards effectively, and understand common safety practices for specific types of tools. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Portable Power Tool Safety PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This PowerPoint presentation will teach your employees about asbestos and how it is used. They will understand the health impacts of asbestos and recognize potential occupational exposure. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on asbestos.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will teach your employees about asbestos and how it is used. They will understand the health impacts of asbestos and recognize potential occupational exposure. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Asbestos Awareness PowerPoint presentation.
This training session will teach your employees to understand the nature of scaffold hazards; identify major types of scaffolds and their use; erect, move, operate, inspect, and maintain a scaffold; and implement safe work practices, use fall protection, and protect themselves from falling objects. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Scaffolds in Construction PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This PowerPoint training presentation will teach your employees to understand the nature of scaffold hazards; identify major types of scaffolds and their use; erect, move, operate, inspect, and maintain a scaffold; and implement safe work practices, use fall protection, and protect themselves from falling objects.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will teach employees to recognize the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs and symptoms of exposure to hazards, test and monitor for hazards, especially atmospheric dangers, work closely with the attendant to enable the attendant to monitor your exposure to dangerous situations, and respond to emergencies, especially evacuating the confined space. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Permit-Required Confined Spaces - Entrant PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This training session will teach employees to recognize the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs and symptoms of exposure to hazards, test and monitor for hazards, especially atmospheric dangers, work closely with the attendant to enable the attendant to monitor your exposure to dangerous situations, and respond to emergencies, especially evacuating the confined space.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will teach your employees how to recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue themselves and others from falls. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Fall Protection in Construction PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This PowerPoint training presentation will teach your workers how to recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue themselves and others from falls.
This training session will help your employees identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will help your employees identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Attendant PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This training session will help your employees understand the characteristics of a forklift, including differences from driving a car, controls and instruments, motor operation, steering, and other instructions, warnings, and precautions. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on forklift safety.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will help you understand the characteristics of a forklift, including differences from driving a car, controls and instruments, motor operation, steering, and other instructions, warnings, and precautions. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Forklift Operator Safety PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This training session is intended to provide a background of information on which to begin building the competent person's experience. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to recognize hazards associated with trenches, understand the protective systems for trenches, and understand the hazards and prevention measures for the activities associated with excavation.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session is intended to provide a background of information on which to begin building the competent person's experience. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to recognize hazards associated with trenches, understand the protective systems for trenches, and understand the hazards and prevention measures for the activities associated with excavation. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Trenching - Competent Person PowerPoint presentation.
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131262reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/safety-general/Retail-Safety-Resources/Safety - GeneralGuidance Documents Retail Safety Resources
105684training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recording-and-Reporting-Occupational-Injuries-and-105684/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Trainer's Outlines Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (PDF) [Safety Audit Checklists]
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105687training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recording-and-Reporting-Occupational-Injuries-and-105687/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Quizzes Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (PDF)
106075analysis.aspx/analysis/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/OSHA Regulatory Analysis OSHA
131249faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/-Type-Question-Here-Is-an-open-manhole-considered-/Fall Protection (Construction)Questions & Answers Is an open manhole considered as an unprotected edge? If so, what fall protection device can my employees use?
113600training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recordkeeping-Word-113600/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Quizzes Recordkeeping (Word)
77942training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recordkeeping-Word/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Meetings Recordkeeping (Word)
131264reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Use-of-Kinesiology-tape-is-considered-medical-trea/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Interpretations Use of Kinesiology tape is considered medical treatment beyond first-aid [1904; 1904.7(b)(5)(ii)(M)]
131244training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/employee-health/employee-wellness/Stand-up-for-wellness-training/WellnessTraining Tips Stand up for wellness training
131241faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Hello-I-am-looking-for-safety-definitions-that-are/AccidentsQuestions & Answers Hello, I am looking for safety definitions that are not currently listed in the Glossary of Safety Terms. I'm looking for the definitions of an unsafe condition, as well as an unsafe act. Thanks.
131242faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/For-in-plant-labeling-may-I-use-the-NFPA-fire-diam/Hazard Communication Questions & Answers For in-plant labeling, may I use the NFPA fire diamond, properly filled out (i.e. numbered) along with a identifier (i.e. "Gasoline")? Do I need to any additional information?
131225regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-380-Minimum-Training-Requirements-for-Entry/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 380 - Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Driver Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators; Establishment of a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
131232reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Ergonomic-Solutions-for-Retailers-NIOSH/Ergonomics Guidance Documents Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers [NIOSH]
100810timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Incident-Reporting-and-Investigation-Word/AccidentsPolicies Incident Reporting and Investigation (Word)
89053timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Accident-Report-Progressive-Policy-Word/AccidentsPolicies Accident Report - Progressive Policy (Word)
131201training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/employee-health/employee-wellness/Wellness-training-on-Thanksgiving-leftovers-safety/WellnessTraining Tips Wellness training on Thanksgiving leftovers safety
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77942training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Recordkeeping-Word/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Meetings Recordkeeping (Word)
131242faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/For-in-plant-labeling-may-I-use-the-NFPA-fire-diam/Hazard Communication Questions & Answers For in-plant labeling, may I use the NFPA fire diamond, properly filled out (i.e. numbered) along with a identifier (i.e. "Gasoline")? Do I need to any additional information?
100810timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Incident-Reporting-and-Investigation-Word/AccidentsPolicies Incident Reporting and Investigation (Word)
101892training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Permit-Required-Confined-Spaces-Rescue-for-Supervi-101892/Confined SpacesSpeaker's Notes Permit-Required Confined Space Rescue for Supervisors - Script View
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104381training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Arc-Flash-Safety-Word/Electrical SafetyQuizzes Arc Flash Safety (Word)
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77972training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/hazardous-substances-and-materials/asbestos-management/Asbestos-Awareness-PPT/Asbestos PowerPoints Asbestos Awareness (PPT)
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99451training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/construction-safety/scaffolding-construction/Scaffolds-in-Construction-PPT/Scaffolding (Construction)PowerPoints Scaffolds in Construction (PPT)
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