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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:
OSHA interprets the LOTO rule requirement for who controls the lockout devices (see 29 CFR 1910.147(e)(3)) in a letter of interpretation that says, "...the one person, one lock, one key practice is the preferred means and is accepted across industry lines, but it is not the only method to meet the language of the standard."
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue takes a look at workplace fall prevention, shares tips for spring safety, and discusses the results of a recent NIOSH study about work-related hearing loss.
Proposed Rules:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to incorporate and allow the use of the 2015 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XII--Rules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks for the construction and continued service of cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs), cryogenic portable tanks, and multi-unit tank car tanks
Final Rules:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a direct final rule incorporating by reference the most recent editions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.
Proposed Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have announced three public listening sessions on May 12, 17, and 25, 2016, to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and of its potential consequences for the safety of rail and highway transportation.
Guidance Documents:
Workers who are exposed on the job to mosquitoes or the blood or other body fluids of infected individuals may be at risk for occupationally acquired Zika virus infection. This interim guidance provides employers and workers with information and guidance on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
The CDC has developed this informative Zika virus website to help you educate and protect your workers.
Proposed Rules:
FMCSA announced that it is considering a rulemaking that would require the states to establish a program for annual inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or used to transport passengers. FMCSA plans to assess the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected passenger-carrying CMVs by reviewing the effectiveness of existing federal inspection standards that are applicable to these types of vehicles, and considering the costs and benefits of having a mandatory inspection program.
Notices:
The Department of Labor submitted an OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Occupational Safety and Health State Plans" to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork reduction Act of 1995.
Speaker's Notes:
As part of the 2015 budget process, OSHA released its priorities and strategies for FY 2016. The proposal included several key areas safety managers should be paying attention to, such as enforcement strategies and priorities, regulatory and standard setting focus, and employee/employer and state program outreach. In this on-demand webinar, our presenter, a seasoned safety attorney and Washington insider with many years of experience and involvement with the OSHA regulatory and legislative process for clients in multiple industries, will provide a detailed picture of what to expect in 2016—and how to prepare right now for what’s in store.
Guidance Documents:
As part of the 2015 budget process, OSHA released its priorities and strategies for FY 2016. The proposal included several key areas safety managers should be paying attention to, such as enforcement strategies and priorities, regulatory and standard setting focus, and employee/employer and state program outreach. In this on-demand webinar, our presenter, a seasoned safety attorney and Washington insider with many years of experience and involvement with the OSHA regulatory and legislative process for clients in multiple industries, will provide a detailed picture of what to expect in 2016—and how to prepare right now for what’s in store.
Regulatory Analysis:
First aid generally includes any onetime treatment and follow-up for minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains, and splinters, plus emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in close proximity to the workplace, one or several workers must be properly trained to administer basic first aid, including CPR. There must be a well-stocked first-aid kit accessible to all employees. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not require employers to record injuries that require only first aid on OSHA injury and illness 300 forms. The Agency encourages the placement and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace. Employers that designate one or more employees to administer first aid as part of their job duties must comply with the requirements of the bloodborne pathogens rule.
White Papers:
In announcing the winners of this year’s Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards, Indiana Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble observed, “There is no greater achievement as a business or organization than ensuring all employees go home safely at the end of the workday.” This Compliance Report highlights the practices of three of the 2016 winners—businesses that work to make that happen every day. Read about obstacles overcome and successful strategies for preventing incidents by staying proactive and focusing on risk.
Talks:
This talk discusses how to make sure a stepladder is the right type and in good condition for the job, along with work practices for using it safely.
Regulatory Analysis:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, and radiological hazards or mechanical irritants.
Talks:
This talk discusses some of the ergonomic injuries that can result from use of mobile devices and offers ways to use mobile devices safely.
This talk discusses some of the unique hazards of working alone at a remote jobsite and provides information that lone workers can use to stay safe.
This talk discusses safe work practices and precautions for operating forklifts or fork trucks around pedestrians.
Questions & Answers:
The ANSI standard specifies that eyewashes must be capable of delivering tepid flushing fluid to the eyes not less than 1.5 liters per minute—or 0.4 gallons per minute (gpm)—for 15 minutes after a single movement and subsequent hands-free operation.
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration 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 Benzene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1028).
Talks:
This talk discusses the safe use of guardrails to protect construction workers from falls.
This talk discusses secondary or workplace labeling systems for employers/supervisors/managers.
Updated Documents
Regulatory Analysis:
First aid generally includes any onetime treatment and follow-up for minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains, and splinters, plus emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in close proximity to the workplace, one or several workers must be properly trained to administer basic first aid, including CPR. There must be a well-stocked first-aid kit accessible to all employees. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not require employers to record injuries that require only first aid on OSHA injury and illness 300 forms. The Agency encourages the placement and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace. Employers that designate one or more employees to administer first aid as part of their job duties must comply with the requirements of the bloodborne pathogens rule.
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TopicTypeTitle
134762faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/Our-general-energy-control-LOTO-procedure-states-t/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers Our general energy control LOTO procedure states the key for a personal lock must be secured or controlled, on a person when the LOTO lock is being used. Does the standard cover this?
134763employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/May-2016-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters May 2016 Safety Works for Employees
134758regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-107-171-173-178-179-and-180-Hazardous-Mater/HazMat TransportationProposed Rules 49 CFR 107, 171, 173, 178, 179 and 180 - Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code
134759regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-171-173-and-178-Hazardous-Materials-Incorpo/HazMat TransportationFinal Rules 49 CFR 171, 173, and 178 - Hazardous Materials: Incorporation by Reference Edition Update for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping Code
134751regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/motor-carrier-safety/49-CFR-240-and-242-Evaluation-of-Safety-Sensitive-/Motor Carrier SafetyProposed Rules 49 CFR 240 and 242 - Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Public Listening Sessions
134756reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/Interim-Guidance-for-Protecting-Workers-from-Occup/Bloodborne PathogensGuidance Documents Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus
134757reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/CDC-Zika-virus-information/Bloodborne PathogensGuidance Documents CDC Zika virus information
134746regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/motor-carrier-safety/49-CFR-350-State-Inspection-Programs-for-Passenger-134746/Motor Carrier SafetyProposed Rules 49 CFR 350 - State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles
134747regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-134747/OSHA Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health State Plans
134737training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Safety-Updates-for-2016-The-Latest-OSHA-Initiative/OSHA Speaker's Notes Safety Updates for 2016: The Latest OSHA Initiatives and Compliance Hurdles for the New Year
134738reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Safety-Updates-for-2016-The-Latest-OSHA-Initiative-134738/OSHA Guidance Documents Webinar [2016-01]: Safety Updates for 2016: The Latest OSHA Initiatives and Compliance Hurdles for the New Year
106062analysis.aspx/analysis/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/First AidRegulatory Analysis First Aid
134730reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Awards-program-recognizes-Indiana-safety-standouts/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Awards program recognizes Indiana safety standouts
134733training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-safety/ladder-safety/Portable-Stepladders-Work-Practices-for-Safe-Use/LaddersTalks Portable Stepladders: Work Practices for Safe Use
106058analysis.aspx/analysis/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Eye and Face ProtectionRegulatory Analysis Eye and Face Protection
134720training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Ergonomics-Safe-Use-of-Mobile-Devices/Ergonomics Talks Ergonomics: Safe Use of Mobile Devices
134721training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-general/Working-Alone-Safety-at-Remote-Jobsites/Safety - GeneralTalks Working Alone: Safety at Remote Jobsites
134723training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklifts-Operating-Safely-Around-Pedestrians/ForkliftsTalks Forklifts: Operating Safely Around Pedestrians
134724faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/What-are-the-requirements-in-the-State-of-Alabama-/First AidQuestions & Answers What are the requirements for eye wash stations GPM's?
134709regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/The-Benzene-Standard-Extension-of-the-Office-of-Ma-134709/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesNotices The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements
134712training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Fall-protection-Using-guardrails-134712/Fall Protection (Construction)Talks Fall protection--Construction: Using guardrails
134714training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/HazCom-Workplace-labeling-for-supervisors/Labels Talks HazCom: Workplace labeling for supervisors
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106062analysis.aspx/analysis/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/First AidRegulatory Analysis First Aid
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• Medical amputations
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• Scalpings
• Limb partially cut off
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