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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
Yes, a bee sting is recordable. A bee sting at work that requires prescription medication to treat an allergic reaction to the sting is recordable as an injury if the allergic reaction to the sting is instantaneous, and recordable as an illness if the allergic reaction occurs hours or more (non-instantaneous) after the sting.
We are not aware of an OSHA requirement for a licensed master electrician on staff. The Maine Professional & Financial Regulation, Electricians’ Examining Board is responsible for insuring the competency of electricians through examination; to issue licenses to those qualified to hold the title of Master electrician, Journeyman electrician, Limited electrician, Apprentice electrician, Journeyman-in-training electrician or Helper electrician; to investigate complaints of noncompliance with or violations of the law and board rules; and to issue permits.
We are not aware of revised or updated OSHA regulations that requires concrete floors have a rubberized surface.
Trainer's Outlines:
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the best defenses against job-related injuries and health problems. But PPE won't do its job unless employees understand how to use it properly and wear it every time it is required. By the end of this training session, employees should understand why PPE is important, the different types of PPE used in the workplace, and the basics of how to use PPE properly.
Handouts:
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the best defenses against job-related injuries and health problems. But PPE won't do its job unless employees understand how to use it properly and wear it every time it is required. Use this handout to accompany the Personal Protective Equipment - General Trainer's Outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of how employees can help prevent fires in the workplace. By the end of this session, employees should know the common causes of fires in the workplace, safety procedures to prevent fires, and how to report problems that could spark a fire.
Handouts:
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of how employees can help prevent fires in the workplace. By the end of this session, employees should know the common causes of fires in the workplace, safety procedures to prevent fires, and how to report problems that could spark a fire. Use this handout to accompany the Preventing Fires in the Workplace trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of how employees can help prevent fires in the workplace. By the end of this session, employees should know the common causes of fires in the workplace, safety procedures to prevent fires, and how to report problems that could spark a fire. Use this quiz to accompany the Preventing Fires in the Workplace trainer's outline.
Training Tips:
All employers should know how great the benefits can be when employees embrace safety and live it every day. But some employees may think, What’s in it for me? Plenty, according to Safety Consultant Kevin Burns. Today, we have a list of benefits for employees who buy in to safety—and tips on providing the right tools to drive employee engagement.
Checklists:
Use this inspection checklist to ensure a safe confined spaces in construction entry. This checklist is to be used by the entry supervisor.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.27, if a fixed ladder is less than 20 feet high, OSHA does not require fall protection. However, if a fall hazard exists, employers must assess the situation and circumstances to determine whether fall protection is warranted. In those cases, personal fall protection may be necessary.
White Papers:
If you manage safety in the warehousing industry or if your company facilities include a warehouse, make sure you employ the following essential safety measures:
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.27, if a fixed ladder is less than 20 feet high, OSHA does not require fall protection. However, if a fall hazard exists, employers must assess the situation and circumstances to determine whether fall protection is warranted. In those cases, personal fall protection may be necessary.
Checklists:
Use this Confined Spaces in Construction checklist to ensure you are meeting all your regulatory requirements. This checklist is to be used by the facility operator to follow best practices for compliance.
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132686faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Can-you-tell-me-how-a-piggyback-forklift-the-type-/ForkliftsQuestions & Answers Can you tell me how a piggyback forklift, the type the attaches to flatbed truck and trailers for unloading at jobsites, is classified and what kind of training is needed? Counterbalance, rough terrain, or something different.
132677faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Is-the-following-a-recordable-incident-Individual-/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers Is the following a recordable incident:Individual was stung by a bee during our company picnic which was held on our property. Individual used and epipen due to allergic reaction.
132679faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Our-company-has-always-worked-under-the-impression/Electrical SafetyQuestions & Answers Does the State of Maine or OSHA require that we have a licensed Master Electrician on staff? If not, what is the extent of work that can be performed?
132671faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Was-there-a-revised-or-updated-OSHA-regulation-int/Slips and FallsQuestions & Answers Was there a revised or updated OSHA regulation introduced in June 2015. Where it requires for concrete floors to have a rubberized surface.
132649faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/General-Industry-Overhead-cranes-require-professio/Cranes and SlingsQuestions & Answers General Industry Overhead cranes require professional training? Is it possible to train the operator in-house with BLR training? Is Competent operator qualified as a qualified crane operator? What type of certification is required for in-house training?
132655training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Personal-Protective-Equipment-General-OSHA-Trainin/PPE - GeneralTrainer's Outlines Personal Protective Equipment - General [OSHA Training System]
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132657training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-prevention/Preventing-Fires-in-the-Workplace-OSHA-Training-Sy/Fire PreventionTrainer's Outlines Preventing Fires in the Workplace [OSHA Training System]
132658training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-prevention/Preventing-Fires-in-the-Workplace-OSHA-Training-Sy-132658/Fire PreventionHandouts Preventing Fires in the Workplace [OSHA Training System]
132659training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-prevention/Preventing-Fires-in-the-Workplace-OSHA-Training-Sy-132659/Fire PreventionQuizzes Preventing Fires in the Workplace [OSHA Training System]
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132647timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Entry-supervisor-inspection-checklist-Confined-spa/Confined Spaces (Construction)Checklists Entry supervisor inspection checklist--Confined spaces in construction
132642faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/ladder-safety/We-currently-have-fixed-ladders-that-are-less-than/LaddersQuestions & Answers Can we install a netting or mesh screen in place of a cage?
132636faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/We-occasionally-have-contested-claims-that-we-do-n/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers We occasionally have 'contested' claims that we do not classify as work related, in which the employee retains an attorney and the cases go on to a workers compensation board. Is this a work-related OSHA recordable incident?
132653reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/10-warehouse-safety-measures-you-should-implement/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers 10 warehouse safety measures you should implement
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132642faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/ladder-safety/We-currently-have-fixed-ladders-that-are-less-than/LaddersQuestions & Answers Can we install a netting or mesh screen in place of a cage?
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