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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
Notices:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued this safety advisory to provide guidance on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR, parts 171-180) to persons who prepare, offer, and transport materials contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus
Talks:
This talk gives an overview of the dangers of distracted driving and some tips for safe cell phone use. Share it with your workers to remind them of the importance of using cell phones safely.
Questions & Answers:
We are reorganizing our facility to make room for a production expansion and there are concerns with the location of the new shipping and receiving area. There is a shared vehicle pathway and parking in close proximity to new area and I can't find any guidance on establishing a safe loading/unloading zone or required traffic and parking clearances. We primarily ship and receive non-hazardous items, shipped in standard UPS or FedEx trucks and approx. 70'tractor trailer. Can you help?
PowerPoints:
The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak with recommended procedures for healthcare workers.
Guidance Documents:
Workers tasked with cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus, the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), must be protected from exposure. Employers are responsible for ensuring that workers are protected from exposure to Ebola and that workers are not exposed to harmful levels of chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection.
Guidance from OSHA, the CDC, and the DOT for preventing the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States and protecting workers who may come into contact with the Ebola virus.
White Papers:
With so much to worry about, it can be difficult sometimes to get management, supervisors, and workers to focus on their safety. So when a near miss occurs in the workplace, don’t miss your chance—for a brief time, they’ll all be thinking about safety.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features the latest information on OSHA's top 10 violations, a refresher on chemical label components, and facts about workplace violence.
Plans:
This safety Material Handling - General plan "Loading Dock Safety” can be used in an EHS plan handbook or as a standalone plan addressing equipment and process safety requirements at your facility. Download this Material Handling - General plan to your computer or print it out.
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued notice and request for comments concerning "Motor Carrier Records Change Form" to more efficiently collect information the Office of Registration and Safety Information (MC-RS) requires to process name and address changes and reinstatements of operating authority.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued notice of a new information collection request (ICR) entitled, Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration. This ICR will be used to enable manufacturers of ELDs to register with the FMCSA.
Cartoons:
And now, after extensive field research, I'm pleased to announce this year's 'Top OSHA Violation.'
Questions & Answers:
Fixtures installed in wet or damp locations shall be identified for the purpose and shall be so constructed or installed that water cannot enter or accumulate in wireways, lampholders, or other electrical parts (29 CFR 1910.305(j)(1)(iv)).
Guidance Documents:
The following procedures provide detailed guidance on the types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used and on the processes for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and removing) PPE for all healthcare workers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with Ebola virus disease (Ebola). The guidance in this document reflects lessons learned from the recent experiences of U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session will teach employees to identify hand hazards in the workplace; select the right type of glove for a hazard; and use gloves properly to provide maximum protection.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach employees to identify hand hazards in the workplace; select the right type of glove for a hazard; and use gloves properly to provide maximum protection. Use this handout to accompany the Hand Protection—Selecting the Right Glove trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach employees to identify hand hazards in the workplace; select the right type of glove for a hazard; and use gloves properly to provide maximum protection. Use this quiz to accompany the Hand Protection—Selecting the Right Glove trainer's outline.
Directives:
This instruction provides guidelines for enforcement procedures and inspection guidance conducted for equipment covered by Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks in Construction.
Training Tips:
Today’s Training Tip reports on one journalism student’s internship at the recent Sochi Winter Olympics. It’s a great example of how internships—in any industry—can provide exciting and effective on-the-job training that helps prepare the next generation of your workforce.
White Papers:
Are you prepared to respond quickly and professionally to an earthquake to protect the safety of everyone in your workplace and the safety and integrity of your site? Read the article for some tips for evaluating your risk and being prepared at any hour of the day or night.
With temporary employees, confusion and miscommunication can arise over who provides which training and which protective equipment, who keeps the records, and who is responsible for the workers’ overall safety. To help alleviate these issues, OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have taken an increased interest in the safety of temporary workers and recently issued a guidance document with recommendations for both host employers and staffing agencies.
Final Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued final rule amending the emergency relief provision in the FMCSRs so that the safety requirements in 49 CFR parts 390-399 will not apply if a Governor: Declares a state of emergency caused by a shortage of residential heating fuel; determines at the end of the 30-day exemption period currently authorized by the regulations that the emergency shortage has not ended; and extends the declaration of emergency for up to 2 additional 30-day periods.
Notices:
The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have announced a webinar to update stakeholders on issues pertaining to implementation of Executive Order [E.O.] 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
Directives:
This updated OSHA Directive describes policies and procedures for implementing a National Emphasis Program to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical health hazards in facilities in the Primary Metal Industries.
White Papers:
Electricity powers our world. It’s also the source of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths among American workers each year. Attention to electric hazards is high these days in light of recently updated OSHA and consensus standards. This Compliance Report provides an update on regulations, plus insight on injury causes and solutions and real-world examples of winning programs.
Training Tips:
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, so this is a perfect time for eye injury prevention training. Today’s Training Tip gives you critical statistics and safety information you can use and adapt for your own safety training.
Questions & Answers:
Following are the answers to your four questions concerning BBP training and support staff for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals
Updated Documents
Following are the answers to your four questions concerning BBP training and support staff for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach trainees that methylene chloride (MC) is a widely used industrial chemical; it poses serious health hazards unless it is used correctly; and following proper precautions makes it possible to work safely with MC. Use this quiz to accompany the Working Safely with Methylene Chloride trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach trainees that methylene chloride (MC) is a widely used industrial chemical; it poses serious health hazards unless it is used correctly; and following proper precautions makes it possible to work safely with MC. Use this handout to accompany the Working Safely with Methylene Chloride trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session will teach trainees that methylene chloride (MC) is a widely used industrial chemical; it poses serious health hazards unless it is used correctly; and following proper precautions makes it possible to work safely with MC.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to be aware that an explosion is a very rapid expansion of gases, often accompanied by fire or a high pressure shock wave, and know what types of substances can explode and the do's and don'ts of preventing explosions. Use this quiz to accompany the Explosion Dangers trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to be aware that an explosion is a very rapid expansion of gases, often accompanied by fire or a high pressure shock wave, and know what types of substances can explode and the do's and don'ts of preventing explosions. Use this handout to accompany the Explosion Dangers trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session should teach employees to be aware that an explosion is a very rapid expansion of gases, often accompanied by fire or a high pressure shock wave, and know what types of substances can explode and the do's and don'ts of preventing explosions.
Quizzes:
The main objective of this session is to help your employees understand the impact of substance abuse in the workplace and to suggest ways that they can help the employer deal with this serious problem. Use this quiz to accompany the Substance Abuse in the Workplace PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
The main objective of this session is to help your employees understand the impact of substance abuse in the workplace and to suggest ways that they can help employers deal with this serious problem.
Speaker's Notes:
This session will cover the hazards and risks of working on or near energized electrical equipment. It will also discuss the procedures for preventing an arc flash accident, and how to protect yourself from the hazards of an arc flash. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Arc Flash Safety PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This session will cover the hazards and risks of working on or near energized electrical equipment. It will also discuss the procedures for preventing an arc flash accident, and how to protect yourself from the hazards of an arc flash. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on electrical safety.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees that cleaning products are chemicals, and some may be hazardous; it's important to read the label before using any cleaning product; and some cleaning products may require gloves or other personal protective equipment. Use this quiz to accompany the Cleaning Product Safety trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees that cleaning products are chemicals, and some may be hazardous; it's important to read the label before using any cleaning product; and some cleaning products may require gloves or other personal protective equipment. Use this handout to accompany the Cleaning Product Safety trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session should teach employees that cleaning products are chemicals, and some may be hazardous; it's important to read the label before using any cleaning product; and some cleaning products may require gloves or other personal protective equipment.
PowerPoints:
This training session will help you to identify the purpose of the ADA, define "disability" correctly, make reasonable accommodations, handle job interviews and post-offer discussions properly, deal appropriately with leaves of absence and reinstatement, and avoid discrimination based on disability. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on the ADA.
Speaker's Notes:
This training session will help you to identify the purpose of the ADA, define "disability" correctly, make reasonable accommodations, handle job interviews and post-offer discussions properly, deal appropriately with leaves of absence and reinstatement, and avoid discrimination based on disability. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Americans with Disabilities Act PowerPoint presentation.
Talks:
This session will help you ensure that employees who work from home do so safely.
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131019regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/Safety-Advisory-Packaging-and-Handling-Ebola-Virus/HazMat TransportationNotices Safety Advisory: Packaging and Handling Ebola Virus Contaminated Infectious Waste for Transportation to Disposal Sites
131020training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Cell-Phone-Safety-131020/Driving SafelyTalks Cell Phone Safety
131021faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/exit-routes/We-are-reorganizing-our-facility-to-make-room-for-/Exit RoutesQuestions & Answers Question concerning safe loading/unloading zone or required traffic and parking clearances for worker safety.
131022training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Ebola-101CDC-Slides-for-U.S.-Healthcare-Workers/Healthcare SafetyPowerPoints Ebola 101—CDC Slides for U.S. Healthcare Workers
131023timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Detailed-Hospital-Checklist-for-Ebola-Preparedness/Healthcare SafetyChecklists Detailed Hospital Checklist for Ebola Preparedness (CDC)
131024reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/Cleaning-and-Decontamination-of-Ebola-on-Surfaces-/Bloodborne PathogensGuidance Documents Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces: Guidance for Workers and Employers in Non-Healthcare/Non-Laboratory Settings [OSHA Fact Sheet]
131025reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Ebola-Virus-Resources/Healthcare SafetyGuidance Documents Ebola Virus Resources
131013reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Use-near-misses-to-get-everyone-thinking-about-saf/AccidentsWhite Papers Use near misses to get everyone thinking about safety
131017employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/November-2014-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters November 2014 Safety Works for Employees
115147timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Loading-Dock-Safety-Plan/Material Handling - GeneralPlans Loading Dock Safety Plan
131000regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-New-Infor-131000/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Motor Carrier Records Change Form
131001regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-New-Infor-131001/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration
131011fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Top-OSHA-violation/Slips and FallsCartoons Top OSHA violation
131012faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/We-have-drop-down-permanent-cords-for-our-machines/Electrical SafetyQuestions & Answers We have drop down permanent cords for our machines, when cleaning and spraying, do we need protective plugs in the ends to restrict water from going into the receptacle?
130989reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Guidance-on-Personal-Protective-Equipment-To-Be-Us/Healthcare SafetyGuidance Documents Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals (CDC)
130990training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-ProtectionSelecting-the-Right-Glove-PDF-7-Min/Hand ProtectionTrainer's Outlines Hand Protection—Selecting the Right Glove (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
130991training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-ProtectionSelecting-the-Right-Glove-PDF-7-Min-130991/Hand ProtectionHandouts Hand Protection—Selecting the Right Glove (PDF)
130992training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-safety/hand-protection/Hand-ProtectionSelecting-the-Right-Glove-PDF-7-Min-130992/Hand ProtectionQuizzes Hand Protection—Selecting the Right Glove (PDF)
130982reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-directives/construction-safety/cranes-and-derricks-construction/Compliance-Directive-for-the-Cranes-and-Derricks-i/Cranes and Derricks (Construction)Directives Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard [CPL 02-01-057]
130983training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/An-internship-of-Olympic-proportions/Training Training Tips An internship of Olympic proportions
130984reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Find-the-fault-Earthquake-preparedness-tips-for-bu/Emergency PreparednessWhite Papers Find the fault! Earthquake preparedness tips for businesses
130975reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Cooperation-and-coordination-create-better-protect/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Cooperation and coordination create better protection for temporary workers
130969regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-390-Amendment-to-Emergency-Relief-Exemption/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 390 - Amendment to Emergency Relief Exemptions Pursuant to the Reliable Home Heating (RHH) Act
130970regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/chemical-hazards/Webinar-Implementation-Updates-Executive-Order-136/Chemical HazardsNotices Webinar: Implementation Updates Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
130967reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-directives/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/National-Emphasis-Program-Primary-Metal-Industries/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesDirectives National Emphasis Program - Primary Metal Industries [CPL 03-00-018]
130973reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Get-your-workers-energized-about-electrical-safety/Electrical SafetyWhite Papers Get your workers energized about electrical safety
130946training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Keep-an-eye-on-safety-training/Eye and Face ProtectionTraining Tips Keep an eye on safety training
130950faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/We-have-companies-in-the-social-serviceshealthcare/Bloodborne PathogensQuestions & Answers Questions concerning bloodborne pathogen training in the social services/healthcare industry with an emphasis on personal supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
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130950faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/We-have-companies-in-the-social-serviceshealthcare/Bloodborne PathogensQuestions & Answers Questions concerning bloodborne pathogen training in the social services/healthcare industry with an emphasis on personal supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
112955training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Working-Safely-with-Methylene-Chloride-PDF/Chemical HazardsQuizzes Working Safely with Methylene Chloride (PDF)
112956training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Working-Safely-with-Methylene-Chloride-PDF-112956/Chemical HazardsHandouts Working Safely with Methylene Chloride (PDF)
112957training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Working-Safely-with-Methylene-Chloride-PDF-112957/Chemical HazardsTrainer's Outlines Working Safely with Methylene Chloride (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
105425training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/explosive-safety/Explosion-Dangers-PDF/ExplosivesQuizzes Explosion Dangers (PDF)
105426training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/explosive-safety/Explosion-Dangers-PDF-105426/ExplosivesHandouts Explosion Dangers (PDF)
105427training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/hazardous-substances-and-materials/explosive-safety/Explosion-Dangers-PDF-105427/ExplosivesTrainer's Outlines Explosion Dangers (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
105213training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Substance-Abuse-in-the-Workplace-What-Employees-Ne/Alcohol & DrugsQuizzes Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What Employees Need to Know (Word)
105219training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Substance-Abuse-in-the-Workplace-What-Employees-Ne-105219/Alcohol & DrugsPowerPoints Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What Employees Need to Know (PPT)
104385training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Arc-Flash-Safety-Script-View/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Arc Flash Safety - Script View
104387training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Arc-Flash-Safety-PPT/Electrical SafetyPowerPoints Arc Flash Safety (PPT)
101383training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Cleaning-Product-Safety-PDF/Chemical HazardsQuizzes Cleaning Product Safety (PDF)
101384training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Cleaning-Product-Safety-PDF-101384/Chemical HazardsHandouts Cleaning Product Safety (PDF)
101386training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Cleaning-Product-Safety-PDF-101386/Chemical HazardsTrainer's Outlines Cleaning Product Safety (PDF) [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
77964training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/safety-administration/Disabilities-ADA/Americans-with-Disabilities-Act-Safety-Presentatio/ADAPowerPoints Americans with Disabilities Act (PPT)
77968training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/Disabilities-ADA/Americans-with-Disabilities-Act-Safety-Trainers-Ou/ADASpeaker's Notes Americans with Disabilities Act Safety Trainer's Outline - Script View
95721training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-general/Managing-Safety-for-Off-Site-Workers-Word/Safety - GeneralTalks Managing Safety for Employees Working at Home (Word)
State:
• Respiratory protection standard
• Bloodborne pathogen standard
• General Duty Clause
• Walking-working surfaces
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