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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
Forms:
This confined spaces in construction entry permit can be used at your worksite for confined space entry.
Questions & Answers:
A fit test tests the seal between the respirator facepiece and your face and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Check the manufacturer's instructions´, they should tell you the fit test and training requirements for that particular dust mask.
Proposed Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed to amend its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that the duty to make and maintain accurate records of work- related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation.
Guidance Documents:
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide enforcement guidance on the June 1, 2015 effective date - the date by which chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must be in compliance with all modified provisions of the HCS, other than the two exceptions for distributors and employers at 29 CFR 1910.1200(j)(2)(i) and (ii).
Questions & Answers:
Are we allowed to store pure methanol (methyl alcohol, MeOH) in a 5L container for laboratory use? Also, if the solutions were (50:50 MeOH:Water) would the same regulations apply to the container? Methanol is a Category 2 flammable and is subject to the OSHA flammable liquids rule's 1-quart size limit for glass containers, but can be stored in glass containers up to 1-gallon capacity if it cannot be stored in a metal container according to certain conditions in the regulation at 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(2)(iii).
Speaker's Notes:
o supervisors in your facility help you train employees to follow safety protocol? Are they committed enough to enforce that training? Are they able to provide constructive criticism to employees to improve safety? For safety managers who want their programs to be successful, the answers to these questions are key. In this webinar we focus on defining the role of supervisors in safety management. We’ll also show you the 9 essential steps for training supervisors to help you manage workplace safety.
Guidance Documents:
In this webinar we focus on defining the role of supervisors in safety management. We'll also show you the 9 essential steps for training supervisors to help you manage workplace safety.
Speaker's Notes:
Safety professionals are expected to be able to perform a comprehensive hazard assessment to identify potential workplace hazards and keep employees safe. But it’s not an easy task. Don't miss this in-depth webinar to ensure your hazard assessment skills are up to speed. Our presenter will provide you with best practices for performing a comprehensive hazard assessment and will teach you methods for selecting cost-effective PPE to protect employees and ensure compliance.
Guidance Documents:
Don't miss this in-depth webinar to ensure your hazard assessment skills are up to speed. Our presenter will provide you with best practices for performing a comprehensive hazard assessment and will teach you methods for selecting cost-effective PPE to protect employees and ensure compliance.
White Papers:
The idea that employees need to actively participate in the safety process is pretty much like motherhood and apple pie. It’s a hard concept to oppose. So how do you take it to the next level, turning a generally accepted idea into a closely held value or even a business-building tool? The process and potential benefits are the subjects of this Compliance Report.
PowerPoints:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. By the end of the session, trainees should be able to understand the purpose and importance of the Hazardous Materials Table; identify regulated hazardous materials; locate information in the table necessary for safe transportation of hazardous materials; identify codes and symbols used in the table; and help ensure compliance with the hazmat regulations.
Speaker's Notes:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
Trainer's Guides:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use this trainer's guide to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
Handouts:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use this handout to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
Training Exercises:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use this training exercise to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use this training exercise to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
Quizzes:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. Use this quiz to accompany the Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table PowerPoint presentation.
Audio Presentations:
The objective of this session is to explain how to use the Hazardous Materials Table to find essential information about the hazmat transportation requirements. By the end of the session, trainees should be able to understand the purpose and importance of the Hazardous Materials Table; identify regulated hazardous materials; locate information in the table necessary for safe transportation of hazardous materials; identify codes and symbols used in the table; and help ensure compliance with the hazmat regulations.
Interpretations:
Employer(s) with employee(s) exposed to PSM-covered processes formerly exempted under OSHA's 1992 interpretation of "retail facility" now must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.119 if the facility, or portion of the facility processing the highly hazardous chemical, does not fall into the North American Industrial Classification System definition of retail trade (NAICS 44 and 45). OSHA offers this additional guidance when inspecting facilities formerly exempted from PSM because of the 1992 retail interpretation.
This memorandum revises the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) interpretation of the exemption of retail facilities from coverage of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119). The revision is in accordance with the President's August 1, 2013, Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
White Papers:
The emphasis in fleet safety programs is often on unsafe behaviors like speeding, substance abuse, and distracted driving, and these are certainly critical elements of an effective program. But some recent fatalities and crashes have brought other hazards—with straightforward fixes—into the spotlight.
Nail salons may seem like relatively safe workplaces, but a variety of hazards exist in these establishments that can put nail technicians at risk. Federal OSHA recently released guidelines for protecting nail salon from chemical exposure, ergonomic hazards, biological hazards, and more.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Are we allowed to store pure methanol (methyl alcohol, MeOH) in a 5L container for laboratory use? Also, if the solutions were (50:50 MeOH:Water) would the same regulations apply to the container? Methanol is a Category 2 flammable and is subject to the OSHA flammable liquids rule's 1-quart size limit for glass containers, but can be stored in glass containers up to 1-gallon capacity if it cannot be stored in a metal container according to certain conditions in the regulation at 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(2)(iii).
PowerPoints:
This training session will help your employees identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will help your employees identify the hazards of confined space entry, including the signs, symptoms, behavioral effects, and consequences of hazard exposure of authorized confined space entrants. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Attendant PowerPoint presentation.
Regulatory Analysis:
After June 1, 2015, a manufacturer or importer of hazardous chemicals who packages containers for shipment must label each and every container with a HCS 2012-compliant label prior to shipping.
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132570timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined-spaces-in-construction-entry-permit/Confined Spaces (Construction)Forms Confined spaces in construction entry permit
132567faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/respiratory-protection/How-do-you-fit-test-a-dust-mask/Respiratory ProtectionQuestions & Answers How do you fit test a dust mask?
132558regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/29-CFR-1904-Clarification-of-Employers-Continuing-/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Proposed Rules 29 CFR 1904 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness
132565reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Enforcement-Guidance-for-the-Hazard-Communication-/Hazard Communication Guidance Documents Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015 Effective Date
132556faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/Per-1910.106d2iii-amp-Table-H-12-are-we-allowed-to/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers Can we store pure methanol (methyl alcohol, MeOH) in a 5L container for laboratory use?
132550training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Supervising-Safety-Getting-Supervisors-to-Help-You/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Supervising Safety: Getting Supervisors to Help You Keep Employees Safe
132551reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/safety-general/Supervising-Safety-Getting-Supervisors-to-Help-You-132551/Safety - GeneralGuidance Documents Supervising Safety: Getting Supervisors to Help You Keep Employees Safe [Webinar]
132552training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tactics-for-Assessin/PPE - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Personal Protective Equipment: Tactics for Assessing Workplace Hazards & Selecting PPE in Compliance with OSHA Standards
132553reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tactics-for-Assessin-132553/PPE - GeneralGuidance Documents Personal Protective Equipment: Tactics for Assessing Workplace Hazards & Selecting PPE in Compliance with OSHA Standards [Webinar]
132548reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Are-you-willing-to-step-aside-and-let-employees-ow/Safety AttitudeWhite Papers Are you willing to step aside and let employees ‘own safety'?
132530training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table/HazMat TransportationPowerPoints Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table
132531training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-132531/HazMat TransportationSpeaker's Notes Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table - Script View
132532training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13/HazMat TransportationTrainer's Guides Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table
132533training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13-132533/HazMat TransportationHandouts Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table
132534training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13-132534/HazMat TransportationTraining Exercises Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table Exercise 1
132535training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13-132535/HazMat TransportationTraining Exercises Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table Exercise 2
132536training.aspx/training/quizzes/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13-132536/HazMat TransportationQuizzes Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table
132537training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-audio-presentations/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/Hazmat-Transportation-Hazardous-Materials-Table-13-132537/HazMat TransportationAudio Presentations Hazmat Transportation: Hazardous Materials Table
132544reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/PSM-Retail-Exemption-Enforcement-Delay-Notice-1910/Process Safety ManagementInterpretations PSM Retail Exemption Enforcement Delay Notice [1910.119(a)(2)(i)]
132545reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-Safety-Management-of-Highly-Hazardous-Chem-132545/Process Safety ManagementInterpretations Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals and Application of the Retail Exemption (29 CFR 1910.119(a)(2)(i))
132549reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Seat-belts-and-pedal-confusion-2-fleet-hazards-wit/Driving SafelyWhite Papers Seat belts and pedal confusion--2 fleet hazards with easy fixes
132547reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/OSHA-publishes-guidance-for-nail-salon-workers/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers OSHA publishes guidance for nail salon workers
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132556faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/Per-1910.106d2iii-amp-Table-H-12-are-we-allowed-to/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers Can we store pure methanol (methyl alcohol, MeOH) in a 5L container for laboratory use?
77437training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Permit-Required-Confined-Spaces-Attendant-PPT/Confined SpacesPowerPoints Permit-Required Confined Spaces - Attendant (PPT)
77439training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Permit-Required-Confined-Spaces-Attendant-Trainers/Confined SpacesSpeaker's Notes Permit-Required Confined Spaces - Attendant - Script View
106067analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Hazard Communication Regulatory Analysis Hazard Communication
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