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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:
How best do you engage employees’ brains during training so that the information doesn’t drain out by the time they get back to work? In today’s Training Tip, we hear from one training expert about how having fun during training helps trainees retain the material.
White Papers:
When you walked into your workplace this morning, what did you see—and possibly ignore? Cords snaking across the floor? A remnant of a spill from 2 days ago? Missing lightbulbs? Housekeeping is all of the above. But it’s also much more. In this Compliance Report, we go behind the piles of paper and wobbly shelving to uncover why mess matters.
Notices:
FMCSA announced its plan to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget for its review and approval and invited public comment. FMCSA initiated The Impact of Driver Compensation on Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Survey. The primary purpose of the study is to analyze the possible unintended safety consequences of the various methods by which CMV drivers are compensated.
On August 29, 2014, the Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Steel Erection 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.
The Department of Labor submitted the OSHA-sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled "Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators 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 29, 2014.
Checklists:
This checklist provides guidance for staffing agencies and employers that hire temporary workers regarding the steps each party should take to ensure it is meeting its responsibilities for temporary worker safety.
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.
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.
Notices:
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.
Updated Documents
Added in the last 14 days
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130668training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Engage-the-brain-to-prevent-brain-drain/Training Training Tips Engage the brain to prevent brain drain
130669reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/safe-housekeeping/Housekeeping-What-the-state-of-your-site-really-sa/HousekeepingWhite Papers Housekeeping: What the state of your site really says about your business
130671regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-New-Infor/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: The Impact of Driver Compensation on Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
130672regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/steel-erection-construction/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-130672/Steel Erection (Construction)Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Steel Erection Standard
130665regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/construction-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Comment-R-130665/Construction - GeneralNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard
130666timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/safety-administration/safety-general/Temporary-Worker-Safety-Checklist/Safety - GeneralChecklists Temporary Worker Safety Checklist
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
106065analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/ForkliftsRegulatory Analysis Forklifts
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?
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