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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
Guidance Documents:
This BLR special report gives the most current salary information for a wide range of EHS positions.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1904.30(a), you must keep a separate OSHA 300 log for each establishment that is expected to be in operation for 1 year or longer.
29 CFR 1904.7(b)(4)(xi) of the rule allows an employer to stop counting days of restricted work or transfer to another job if the restriction or transfer is made permanent. A permanent restriction or transfer is one that is expected to last for the remainder of the employee’s career.
Chemical products that meet the definition of a consumer product such as white-outs, adhesives, cleaning agents, and copier chemicals are exempt from the labeling requirements (pictograms, hazard statements) of OSHA's hazard communication rule because they are consumer products regulated under the Consumer Product Safety Act. The manufacture and sale of products to users that do not meet the definition of consumer product may be required to provide the labels with pictograms/hazard statements.
29 CFR 1926.502(d)(6)(iii) prohibits a snaphook from being connected to a D-ring to which another snaphook or other connector is attached unless the snaphook is a locking snaphook and is designed for the connection.
Training Tips:
While the Ebola threat seems to have been contained for the time being in the United States, it is still a problem in other parts of the world. In today’s Training Tip, learn how training is helping fight this deadly disease.
Questions & Answers:
There are no federal workplace safety rules that prohibit portable electric appliances in the office or the use of extension cords.
White Papers:
The tragic and apparently deliberate plane crash in the French Alps has brought mental health issues front and center for many employers. While most employees are not in safety-sensitive positions, their psychological state has significant impact. Beyond the obvious—the safety and well-being of the individual coworkers—are organizational factors like cost and productivity.
Would-be safety professionals have their choice of hundreds of educational programs across the United States, from associate’s through doctoral degrees. As the profession evolves, educational offerings have grown and changed as well. In addition to traditional higher education, there are also a variety of opportunities through OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and other providers.
Regulatory Analysis:
A confined space is not designed for continuous occupancy and is difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. Construction workers often perform tasks in confined spaces. These spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be prevented if addressed before entering the space to perform work.
Cartoons:
If bicycling to work, warn your colleagues that you may show up in tight shorts.
Trainer's Outlines:
This training session teaches employees why it is important to have trained rescuers available during confined space entry; when it is appropriate for rescuers to enter a space to perform rescue; and what rescuer training must cover.
Handouts:
This training session teaches employees why it is important to have trained rescuers available during confined space entry; when it is appropriate for rescuers to enter a space to perform rescue; and what rescuer training must cover. Use this handout to accompany the Confined Spaces: What Rescuers Need to Know trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This training session teaches employees why it is important to have trained rescuers available during confined space entry; when it is appropriate for rescuers to enter a space to perform rescue; and what rescuer training must cover. Use this quiz to accompany the Confined Spaces: What Rescuers Need to Know trainer's outline.
Updated Documents
Guidance Documents:
This BLR special report gives the most current salary information for a wide range of EHS positions.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1904.30(a), you must keep a separate OSHA 300 log for each establishment that is expected to be in operation for 1 year or longer.
29 CFR 1904.7(b)(4)(xi) of the rule allows an employer to stop counting days of restricted work or transfer to another job if the restriction or transfer is made permanent. A permanent restriction or transfer is one that is expected to last for the remainder of the employee’s career.
29 CFR 1926.502(d)(6)(iii) prohibits a snaphook from being connected to a D-ring to which another snaphook or other connector is attached unless the snaphook is a locking snaphook and is designed for the connection.
Regulatory Analysis:
A confined space is not designed for continuous occupancy and is difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. Construction workers often perform tasks in confined spaces. These spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards that can be prevented if addressed before entering the space to perform work.
Trainer's Outlines:
This training session will teach employees to understand the purpose and requirements of the hours-of-service (HOS) rules and comply with the rules.
Quizzes:
This training session will teach employees to understand the purpose and requirements of the hours-of-service (HOS) rules and comply with the rules. Use this quiz to accompany the Hours of Service Rules trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This training session will teach employees to understand the purpose and requirements of the hours-of-service (HOS) rules and comply with the rules. Use this handout to accompany the Hours of Service Rules trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees about job-related hazards that could harm their hands and how to select and use gloves to protect their hands. Use this quiz to accompany the Hand Protection trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session should teach employees about job-related hazards that could harm their hands and how to select and use gloves to protect their hands. Use this trainer's outline to train your workers on hand protection.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees about job-related hazards that could harm their hands and how to select and use gloves to protect their hands. Use this handout to accompany the Hand Protection trainer's outline.
Added in the last 14 days
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127927reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/EHS-metrics/2013-EHS-salary-guide/EHS MetricsGuidance Documents 2015 EHS salary guide
132262faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/We-have-a-site-with-25-people-and-a-site-with-4-pe/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers We have a site with 25 people and a site with 4 people. While we keep an OSHA 300 log for the 25 person site, do we need to keep a log for the 4 person site? Can we keep it at Corporate in another State & city?
132263faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/An-employee-is-put-on-restrictions-due-to-a-work-r/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers When do we stop counting days of restricted work or job transfer in this work-related injury case?
132254faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/Hello-I-work-for-a-manufacturing-facility-that-mak/Labels Questions & Answers Our manufacturing facility makes caulking, sealants, and adhesives. Do we have to place the pictograms and precautionary/hazard statements on the actual tubes of caulk if it is covered under the Consumer Product Safety Act?
132255faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Can-you-hook-2-lanyards-or-SRLs-to-one-D-Ring-to-a/Fall Protection (Construction)Questions & Answers Can you hook 2 lanyards or SRLs to one 'D' Ring to accomplished 100% tie-off for one individual ?
132234training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Training-is-at-the-center-of-the-fight-against-Ebo/Training Training Tips Training is at the center of the fight against Ebola
132236faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Are-extension-cords-allowed-for-use-with-fans-or-s/Electrical SafetyQuestions & Answers Are extension cords allowed for use with fans or should they be plugged directly into the outlet? Also, are there any standards for use of extension cords in the office setting?
132240reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/employee-wellness/Is-protecting-employees-safety-and-health-enough-T/WellnessWhite Papers Is protecting employees' safety and health enough? Top employers also address employees’ psychological well-being
132241reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Educating-tomorrows-safety-and-health-professional/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Educating tomorrow's safety and health professionals: Are today's students learning the right stuff?
105970analysis.aspx/analysis/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined Spaces (Construction)Regulatory Analysis Confined Spaces (Construction)
132229fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Bicycling-to-work/Safety AttitudeCartoons Bicycling to work
132216training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-What-Rescuers-Need-to-Know-7-Minut/Confined SpacesTrainer's Outlines Confined Spaces: What Rescuers Need to Know [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
132217training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-What-Rescuers-Need-to-Know-7-Minut-132217/Confined SpacesHandouts Confined Spaces: What Rescuers Need to Know [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
132218training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-Spaces-What-Rescuers-Need-to-Know-7-Minut-132218/Confined SpacesQuizzes Confined Spaces: What Rescuers Need to Know [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
Updated in the last 14 days
TopicTypeTitle
127927reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/EHS-metrics/2013-EHS-salary-guide/EHS MetricsGuidance Documents 2015 EHS salary guide
132262faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/We-have-a-site-with-25-people-and-a-site-with-4-pe/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers We have a site with 25 people and a site with 4 people. While we keep an OSHA 300 log for the 25 person site, do we need to keep a log for the 4 person site? Can we keep it at Corporate in another State & city?
132263faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/An-employee-is-put-on-restrictions-due-to-a-work-r/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers When do we stop counting days of restricted work or job transfer in this work-related injury case?
132255faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Can-you-hook-2-lanyards-or-SRLs-to-one-D-Ring-to-a/Fall Protection (Construction)Questions & Answers Can you hook 2 lanyards or SRLs to one 'D' Ring to accomplished 100% tie-off for one individual ?
105970analysis.aspx/analysis/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined Spaces (Construction)Regulatory Analysis Confined Spaces (Construction)
125489training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Repeat-Accidents-PDF-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-short-125489/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Trainer's Outlines Hours of Service Rules (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
125490training.aspx/training/quizzes/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Repeat-Accidents-PDF-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-quiz-/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Quizzes Hours of Service Rules (PDF)
125491training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Repeat-Accidents-PDF-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-hando-125491/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Handouts Hours of Service Rules (PDF)
89974training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-Protection-Safety-Quiz-PDF/Hand ProtectionQuizzes Hand Protection (PDF)
89976training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-Protection-Safety-Trainers-Outline-PDF/Hand ProtectionTrainer's Outlines Hand Protection (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
89977training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-Protection-Safety-Handout-PDF/Hand ProtectionHandouts Hand Protection (PDF)
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If you ever wanted to tell an applicant the truth, and the whole truth, about why you rejected him or her for a job, maybe you will find satisfaction in living vicariously through the BBC.
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