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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
Regulatory Analysis:
Each year, more than 34,000 injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PITs), or forklifts, occur in U.S. workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer, they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and tines.
White Papers:
A system for identifying malfunctioning or broken equipment and tools, and removing them from service, is vital to worker safety. But what happens once the "out-of-service" tag is applied? Without a clear policy, workers may not know how to handle this equipment. Our policy will help you provide your workers with important guidance.
Notices:
The Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Grain Handling Facilities Standard" 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited until September 26, 2014.
The Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits" 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited until September 26, 2014.
The Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Mechanical Power Presses Standard" 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. Public comments on the ICR are invited until September 26, 2014.
The Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard," 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, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features emergency planning tips in honor of National Preparedness Month, advice on preventing back injuries, and recent findings about falls from ladders.
Proposed Rules:
PHMSA proposed to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.
Quarterly Briefings:
This issue features articles on process safety management and asbestos inspections, along with recent legal developments and enforcement cases.
Training Tips:
Among the generations in today’s workforce, there’s a definite difference in their technology savvy and usage habits. In today’s Training Tip, we look at a study that describes this gap and how it relates to training this diverse workforce.
White Papers:
Would you be shocked to learn that most of the workers injured by electricity are not electricians? They're more likely to be people who weren't supposed to encounter an exposed live circuit—people like janitors, mechanics, and painters, whose contact with electricity is unexpected and deadly. Protect these workers by making sure they understand the hazards they may be exposed to and how to stay safe.
Proposed Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires state plans to provide safety standards "at least as effective as" those of federal OSHA. The legislature of Arizona enacted a fall protection standard for residential roofing that provides fall protection at heights above 15 feet, while that of OSHA provides protection to workers at 6 feet. OSHA has proposed to take action to require Arizona to revise its standard to provide equivalent protection.
White Papers:
Workers are exposed to some hazards both in the workplace and away from it, creating a "double jeopardy" situation in which workers can increase their exposure and their risk of injury by what they do off the job. Find out what you can do to prevent these extra exposures and keep your workers safe.
Notices:
The Department of Labor has submitted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection request titled, "Ionizing Radiation Standard," to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval for continued use, without change
Training Tips:
In today's Training Tip, BLR's Managing Editor for Safety David Galt writes about one training professional's tips for conducting purpose-driven training.
White Papers:
It's as true in safety as it is in anything else: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. When a new worker enters your workplace, you have a chance to convey the importance of your safety program, the basics of your safety culture, and the regard you have for employee safety.
Questions & Answers:
Propane (also called LPG—liquefied petroleum gas or LP gases) is extremely flammable and must not be stored in an enclosed space. OSHA has developed very specific regulations (29 CFR 1910.110) that cover the handling and storage of LP gases in various situations.
There are no qualifications for coverage by OSHA that are based on the number of employees a company has with respect to employee training.
29 CFR 1926.302(b)(1) and (2) state: Secure pneumatic power tools to the hose by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected. Safety clips or retainers shall be securely installed and maintained on pneumatic impact tools to prevent attachments from being accidentally expelled.
Proposed Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking extending the comment period for 60 days for public comment on this issue. In promulgating a final rule, OSHA will consider the comments already received as well as the information it receives in response to this notice.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
There are no qualifications for coverage by OSHA that are based on the number of employees a company has with respect to employee training.
29 CFR 1926.302(b)(1) and (2) state: Secure pneumatic power tools to the hose by some positive means to prevent the tool from becoming accidentally disconnected. Safety clips or retainers shall be securely installed and maintained on pneumatic impact tools to prevent attachments from being accidentally expelled.
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106065analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/ForkliftsRegulatory Analysis Forklifts
130656reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-safety/Policy-for-out-of-service-equipment/Machine Safety White Papers Policy for out-of-service equipment
130657regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/agriculture/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130657/AgricultureNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard
130658regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/construction-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130658/Construction - GeneralNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits
130659regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/machine-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130659/Machine Safety Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Mechanical Power Presses Standard
130649regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/shipyard-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130649/ShipyardsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard
130654employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/September-2014-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters September 2014 Safety Works for Employees
130641regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-171-172-173-175-176-178-180-Hazardous-Mater/HazMat TransportationProposed Rules 49 CFR 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180 - Hazardous Materials; Harmonization with International Standards
130642index.aspx Safety - GeneralQuarterly Briefings Fall 2014 - EHS & Your Business
130613training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Tech-training-for-all-generations/Training Training Tips Tech training for all generations
130615reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Workers-who-know-their-electrical-safety-basics-ar/Electrical SafetyWhite Papers Workers who know their electrical safety basics are less likely to be shocked
130606regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/29-CFR-1952-Arizona-State-Plan-for-Occupational-Sa/OSHA Proposed Rules 29 CFR 1952 - Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
130604reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Are-your-workers-in-double-jeopardy-from-hazards-a/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Are your workers in double jeopardy from hazards at work and at home?
130578regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130578/Hazardous MaterialsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ionizing Radiation Standard
130579training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/7-essentials-for-purpose-driven-training/Training Training Tips 7 essentials for purpose-driven training
130581reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/new-employee-safety-orientation/Start-new-workers-off-on-the-right-foot-with-a-str/New Employee OrientationWhite Papers Start new workers off on the right foot with a strong safety orientation
130582faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/compressed-gases/Is-there-an-OSHA-requirement-or-best-practice-requ/Compressed GasesQuestions & Answers Is there an OSHA requirement or best practice requirement to store propane outdoors. What is the reference? Also, as a separate question; is storage of propane allowed indoors? If yes what are the requirements and OSHA Citations?
130585faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Is-OSHA-safety-training-required-if-I-only-have-1-/Training Questions & Answers Is OSHA safety training required if I only have 1 employee? I am a self-insured contractor working with my son. My son would be my only "employee".
130574faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/hand-and-power-tools-construction/Can-pneumatic-air-hose-ends-that-have-been-fixed-o/Hand and Power Tools (Construction)Questions & Answers Can pneumatic air hose ends that have been fixed or replaced, be attached using a standard worm drive hose clamp? Or, does it have to be attached with a pneumatic crimped end?
130576regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/workplace-accidents/29-CFR-1904-and-1952-Improve-Tracking-of-Workplace/AccidentsProposed Rules 29 CFR 1904 and 1952 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
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130585faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Is-OSHA-safety-training-required-if-I-only-have-1-/Training Questions & Answers Is OSHA safety training required if I only have 1 employee? I am a self-insured contractor working with my son. My son would be my only "employee".
130574faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/hand-and-power-tools-construction/Can-pneumatic-air-hose-ends-that-have-been-fixed-o/Hand and Power Tools (Construction)Questions & Answers Can pneumatic air hose ends that have been fixed or replaced, be attached using a standard worm drive hose clamp? Or, does it have to be attached with a pneumatic crimped end?
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• Qualified employee, unqualified employee, and peer employee
• Competent person, operator, and conditional employee
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