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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
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.
White Papers:
Chain saws can cause serious injuries, amputations, and death if misused. Many workers use chain saws on the job—but many more use chain saws outside work. Training workers in chain saw safety can enhance safety both on and off the job.
Questions & Answers:
By OSHA's definition a confined space (29 CFR 1910.146(b)):
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session teaches employees to use safe backing techniques and employ available technology to back safely and to work effectively with a spotter to prevent backing accidents.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to use safe backing techniques and employ available technology to back safely and to work effectively with a spotter to prevent backing accidents. Use this handout to accompany the Commercial Vehicle Backing Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to use safe backing techniques and employ available technology to back safely and to work effectively with a spotter to prevent backing accidents. Use this quiz to accompany the Commercial Vehicle Backing Safety trainer's outline.
White Papers:
With California in its third consecutive year of below-normal rainfall, struggling through the worst drought in its recorded history, many people are dealing with water-related issues. Are these issues strictly environmental issues, or do they affect worker safety as well?
Training Tips:
A tree-trimming accident leads to a fatality—and a reconsideration of safety training for outdoor work. Today's Training Tip reports on the accident and reiterates OSHA's safety recommendations for tree-trimming activities.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA’s standards provide no exemption for shaft size or speed—revolutions per minute (rpm). 29 CFR 1910.219(a) excludes the certain belts for the guarding requirements when they are operating at 250 feet per minute or less.
Updated Documents
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.
OSHA’s standards provide no exemption for shaft size or speed—revolutions per minute (rpm). 29 CFR 1910.219(a) excludes the certain belts for the guarding requirements when they are operating at 250 feet per minute or less.
PowerPoints:
Across industries and across the years, slips, trips, and falls continue to be among the leading causes of workplace injury. They are also debilitating, costly, and, most important, largely preventable. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your supervisors to prevent slips and falls in the workplace.
Speaker's Notes:
Across industries and across the years, slips, trips, and falls continue to be among the leading causes of workplace injury. They are also debilitating, costly, and, most important, largely preventable. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Slips, Trips, and Falls--What Supervisors Need to Know PowerPoint presentation.
At the end of the training session you will be able to understand why safety is such an important workplace issue, identify the requirements of OSHA and the law, know what our safety policy requires, and take an active role in promoting workplace safety and health. Use these Workplace Safety for Employees speaker's notes to train your workers on new employee orientation.
PowerPoints:
At the end of the training session you will be able to understand why safety is such an important workplace issue, identify the requirements of OSHA and the law, know what our safety policy requires, and take an active role in promoting workplace safety and health. Use this Workplace Safety for Employees PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on new employee orientation.
Added in the last 14 days
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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
131097reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Carve-out-some-time-to-discuss-chain-saw-safety/Hand and Portable Power ToolsWhite Papers Carve out some time to discuss chain saw safety
131098faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/How-do-you-define-a-confined-space/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers How do you define a confined space?
130993training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Commercial-Vehicle-Backing-Safety-PDF-7-Minute-Saf/Commercial Driver SafetyTrainer's Outlines Commercial Vehicle Backing Safety (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
130994training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Commercial-Vehicle-Backing-Safety-PDF-7-Minute-Saf-130994/Commercial Driver SafetyHandouts Commercial Vehicle Backing Safety (PDF)
130995training.aspx/training/quizzes/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Commercial-Vehicle-Backing-Safety-PDF-7-Minute-Saf-130995/Commercial Driver SafetyQuizzes Commercial Vehicle Backing Safety (PDF)
131091reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Lets-talk-about-the-weather-The-impact-of-climate-/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Let's talk about the weather: The impact of climate change on safety
131080training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Tree-trimming-training/Training Training Tips Tree-trimming training
131090faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-guarding/V-Belts-or-rotating-shafts-do-not-have-to-be-guard/Machine GuardingQuestions & Answers V-Belts or rotating shafts do not have to be guarded if they are moving less than 250 RPM's? Can you break it down. Sfts and then belts?
Updated in the last 14 days
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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
131090faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-guarding/V-Belts-or-rotating-shafts-do-not-have-to-be-guard/Machine GuardingQuestions & Answers V-Belts or rotating shafts do not have to be guarded if they are moving less than 250 RPM's? Can you break it down. Sfts and then belts?
116778training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-What-Supervisors-Need-to-Kno/Slips and FallsPowerPoints Slips, Trips, and Falls--What Supervisors Need to Know (PPT)
116783training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Slips-Trips-and-Falls-What-Supervisors-Need-to-Kno-116783/Slips and FallsSpeaker's Notes Slips, Trips, and Falls--What Supervisors Need to Know (PDF)
102421training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/new-employee-safety-orientation/Workplace-Safety-for-Employees-Script-View/New Employee OrientationSpeaker's Notes Workplace Safety for Employees - Script View
102423training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/safety-administration/new-employee-safety-orientation/Workplace-Safety-for-Employees-PPT/New Employee OrientationPowerPoints Workplace Safety for Employees (PPT)
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• Is large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work.
• Is not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee.
• Requires a ladder or other assistance for entry and exit.
• Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazards.
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