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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
White Papers:
Whom do you consider the most essential member of your safety team? Is it the top-ranking safety executive in your company? Or maybe it’s the head of your safety committee. What about your supervisors? As the key interface between management line employees, the frontline supervisor is considered by many to play a pivotal part in worker protection. In this Compliance Report, we examine the supervisor’s role in the safety program, including detailed task descriptions and expectations.
Training Tips:
'Tis the season for basketball, football, and hockey, so many of us are busy watching coaches roam the sidelines on the court, field, or rink. In today's Training Tip, Dr. Susan G. Weinberger, President of the Mentor Consulting Group in Norwalk, Connecticut, coaches us on the differences between coaching and mentoring. Or does she mentor us? At any rate, read on for valuable information from Dr. Weinberger ...
Notices:
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invited comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intended to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Training Tips:
Every third Thursday in November is the annual Great American Smokeout, which makes this a great time for a wellness training session to help employees quit smoking. Today’s Training Tip gives you a useful exercise for this training effort.
White Papers:
Many manufacturing facilities shut down over the holidays, giving maintenance workers a chance to strip down facilities and machinery for heavy-duty annual rehabilitation. Your holiday maintenance crew could be exposed to hazards they don't routinely deal with. Before you turn them loose, remind them of these hazards and how to protect themselves.
Questions & Answers:
When employees of an outside contractor come into your workplace, both your organization (what OSHA calls the “host” employer) and the contractor share responsibility for the safety of the contractor’s employees. The dividing line between areas of responsibility is not always clear.
Training Tips:
In today’s Training Tip, we get expert advice on workplace violence prevention training.
Audio Presentations:
This training session will teach your supervisors to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace; eliminate slip, trip, and fall hazards in work areas they supervise; prevent falls on stairs and from ladders; help employees prevent slips, trips, and falls outdoors and at home; and teach employees how to minimize injuries if they fall.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
When employees of an outside contractor come into your workplace, both your organization (what OSHA calls the “host” employer) and the contractor share responsibility for the safety of the contractor’s employees. The dividing line between areas of responsibility is not always clear.
Added in the last 14 days
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131168reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Safety-supervisors-The-front-line-of-injury-preven/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Safety supervisors: The front line of injury prevention
131169training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Whats-the-difference-between-coaching-and-mentorin/Training Training Tips What's the difference between coaching and mentoring?
131148regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/Information-Collection-Activities-131148/HazMat TransportationNotices Information Collection Activities
131145training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/employee-health/employee-wellness/Train-employees-how-to-quit/WellnessTraining Tips Train employees how to quit
131129reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Protect-your-holiday-maintenance-crew-against-4-ha/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Protect your holiday maintenance crew against 4 hazards
131133faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/We-have-several-company-owned-locations-that-recei/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Is it the responsibility of our company or the responsibility of the contractor to obtain monitoring devices (PPE) to detect the presence of any H2S
131104training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Violence-prevention-training-and-Bug-Out-Bags/Violence in the WorkplaceTraining Tips Violence prevention training and 'Bug Out Bags'
131106training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-audio-presentations/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-What-Supervisors-Need-to-Kno-131106/Slips and FallsAudio Presentations Slips, Trips, and Falls--What Supervisors Need to Know
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131133faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/We-have-several-company-owned-locations-that-recei/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Is it the responsibility of our company or the responsibility of the contractor to obtain monitoring devices (PPE) to detect the presence of any H2S
State:
• Yes—This is a recordable case because treatment was beyond first aid.
• Yes—It occurred in the work environment.
• No. This is not a recordable case. A tetanus shot is categorized as first aid.
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