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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
White Papers:
The Will Smith movie “Concussion” brought big-screen attention to the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Before it was identified in former players in the National Football League (NFL), it had been observed in boxers, professional wrestlers, and members of the military. But is it a concern for workers in noncontact jobs?
Posters:
Safe practices poster with tips on picking up and putting down a load safely.
Questions & Answers:
Only approved containers may be used for regulated flammable liquids. “Approved” is defined in OSHA as “approved or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory” 29CFR1910.106(a)(35). Metal, plastic, or glass containers meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation are acceptable under 29CFR1910.106(d)(2)(i).
Checklists:
Do your workers know what to do if an “active shooter” situation goes down in the workplace? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines these unpredictable, terrifying situations as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” They can devastate your workplace—but you can help prepare workers to react properly.
Final Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized the interim final rule (IFR) published on February 24, 2016, in the Federal Register expanding the commercial zone for the City of El Paso, TX.
Speaker's Notes:
To reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace, you must have a comprehensive and robust hazard recognition program in place. This can prove challenging, as a successful hazard recognition and control process requires constant, proactive (not reactive) attention devoted to identifying, analyzing, and correcting potential job risks—plus participation at all levels of your organization. Use this on-demand webinar to learn ways you can improve your hazard recognition and control program so it is comprehensive enough to identify hazards and prevent injuries at your operations.
Guidance Documents:
To reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace, you must have a comprehensive and robust hazard recognition program in place. This can prove challenging, as a successful hazard recognition and control process requires constant, proactive (not reactive) attention devoted to identifying, analyzing, and correcting potential job risks—plus participation at all levels of your organization. Use this on-demand webinar to learn ways you can improve your hazard recognition and control program so it is comprehensive enough to identify hazards and prevent injuries at your operations.
White Papers:
You know OSHA as an enforcer of standards and a source of information about job hazards. But there’s much more, including programs and initiatives that can supplement your safety program and, in the end, protect your workers from harm. This Compliance Report highlights OSHA’s services for employers and employees and features an interview with a top agency executive about current priorities and challenges.
Talks:
This talk discusses the most common hazards that entrants are likely to encounter in confined spaces at construction sites. This talk also applies to confined space entrants in general industry workplaces who perform operations such as space alteration or repair, including painting or coating.
Regulatory Analysis:
This analysis describes the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), or worker “right-to-know,” requirements for general industry and construction workplaces, including OSHA’s adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA’s HazCom rule for the construction industry adopts the general industry rule by reference.
Final Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published in the Federal Register of May 12, 2016, a final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Regulation. In the rule, a paragraph was inadvertently removed. This document reinserts that paragraph.
Talks:
This talk discusses the potential health risks associated with exposure to crystalline silica dust. The talk also discusses construction activities that generate silica dust and methods to control and minimize dust emissions.
This talk discusses how retail workers can prevent situations that can result in a robbery or violence it presents, and discusses steps to take in a robbery.
This talk provides an overview of the hazards of insect and arachnid bites and stings and shares tips for preventing them while working outdoors.
This talk gives an overview of the dangers of distracted driving and some tips for safe cell phone use.
This talk discusses the hazards of heat stress and provides tips for outdoor workers to stay safe when working in hot conditions.
This talk provides a refresher on the requirements of the hours of service (HOS) rules for passenger-carrying commercial drivers. The requirements for property-carrying drivers are addressed in a separate talk.
This talk provides a refresher on the requirements of the hours of service (HOS) rules for property-carrying commercial drivers. The requirements for passenger-carrying drivers are addressed in a separate talk.
This talk discusses the hazards of poisonous plants and teaches the audience how to recognize them and what first-aid measures to take following contact.
Speaker's Notes:
In January 2015, OSHA added requirements for severe injury and fatality events, and now at the one-year anniversary of the rule’s enactment, safety managers still have many valid concerns about whether they’re meeting the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Use this on-demand webinar to evaluate your existing OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting program by taking a close look at the most frequently common OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes, so you can determine if you have potential issues in these areas and develop an organization-wide strategy to address them.
Guidance Documents:
In January 2015, OSHA added requirements for severe injury and fatality events, and now at the one-year anniversary of the rule’s enactment, safety managers still have many valid concerns about whether they’re meeting the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Use this on-demand webinar to evaluate your existing OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting program by taking a close look at the most frequently common OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes, so you can determine if you have potential issues in these areas and develop an organization-wide strategy to address them.
Questions & Answers:
We do not have a policy or plan specific to hydrogen sulfide. However, you can use our hazard communication plan and our respiratory protection plan that you would need for worker chemical exposure.
Final Rules:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued corrections to the general industry, maritime, and construction Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica rules.
Cartoons:
A face mask is recommended for talking to Dave while he eats potato chips.
Talks:
This talk discusses safe work practices for forklift operators who load and unload truck trailers or railroad cars at loading docks.
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced availability of approximately $4.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Program grants.
Talks:
This talk discusses best practices for forklift inspections. These practices apply to any forklift. Not covered in this talk are additional inspection requirements that apply to specific types of forklifts (e.g., electric, propane, gasoline) or requirements for operating in hazardous atmospheres.
This talk discusses safe work practices for using manual or electric pallet jacks (also known as a pallet truck, pallet pump, or pump truck). Rider pallet jacks are not covered in this talk.
This talk discusses hazardous conditions and actions that can cause a forklift tipover and safe operating practices to prevent it.
This talk discusses the company chain of command in the event of a workplace emergency so employees know what to do and who they should listen to for instructions.
This talk discusses the selection of eye and face protection specific to chemical hazards to which workers are exposed. It also discusses two worst- case scenario Do’s and Don’ts.
Guidance Documents:
This Hazard Alert highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used and controls employers must implement to prevent injuries or fatalities. Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in a variety of industries including construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing.
Several OSHA standards apply to construction operations involving the use of ladder jack scaffolding, including: Ladder Jack Scaffold: A platform resting on brackets attached to ladders [§1926.450(b)]; Supported Scaffold: One or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support [§1926.450(b)]; Ladder Jack Scaffolds: requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L – Scaffolds),
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Only approved containers may be used for regulated flammable liquids. “Approved” is defined in OSHA as “approved or listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory” 29CFR1910.106(a)(35). Metal, plastic, or glass containers meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation are acceptable under 29CFR1910.106(d)(2)(i).
Regulatory Analysis:
This analysis describes the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), or worker “right-to-know,” requirements for general industry and construction workplaces, including OSHA’s adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA’s HazCom rule for the construction industry adopts the general industry rule by reference.
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134891reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-safety/head-protection/Hazard-identification-Concussions-arent-just-a-foo/Head ProtectionWhite Papers Concussions aren’t just a football problem; TBIs in construction
134906timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-posters/employee-health/back-safety/Lift-with-your-legs-not-your-back/Back SafetyPosters Lift with your legs, not your back!
134909faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/We-have-a-lacquer-thinner-solution-Category-2-flam/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers We have a lacquer thinner solution, Category 2 flammable liquid, and plan to dispense it from an ordinary quart size spray bottle. The solution will be used as a cleaning solution; spray on and wipe off. Will this a violation of any sort, NFPA or OSHA?
134894timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Featured-Resource-Survival-tips-for-active-shooter/Violence in the WorkplaceChecklists Survival tips for active shooter situations
134899regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-372-Commercial-Zones-at-International-Borde/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 372 - Commercial Zones at International Border With Mexico
134897training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Hazard-Recognition-and-Control-Identifying-High-Ri/Job Hazard AnalysisSpeaker's Notes Hazard Recognition and Control: Identifying High-Risk Conditions, Corrective Actions, and Preventing Incidents
134898reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Hazard-Recognition-and-Control-Identifying-High-Ri-134898/Job Hazard AnalysisGuidance Documents Webinar [2016-01]: Hazard Recognition and Control: Identifying High-Risk Conditions, Corrective Actions, and Preventing Incidents
134880reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/What-you-dont-know-about-OSHA-could-hurt-you-At-45/OSHA White Papers What you don't know about OSHA could hurt you: At 45, the agency does more than enforce
134886training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/construction-safety/confined-spaces-construction/Confined-spaces-in-construction-potential-hazards-/Confined Spaces (Construction)Talks Confined spaces in construction: potential hazards for the entrant
106067analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Hazard Communication Regulatory Analysis Hazard Communication
134877regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/workplace-accidents/29-CFR-1904-and-1902-Improve-Tracking-of-Workplace-134877/AccidentsFinal Rules 29 CFR 1904 and 1902 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Correction
134862training.aspx SilicaTalks Crystalline silica: Controlling silica dust in construction
134863training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Workplace-violence-Preventing-and-responding-to-ro/Violence in the WorkplaceTalks Workplace violence: Preventing and responding to robberies in retail
134866training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-general/Working-safely-outdoors-Insect-bites-and-stings/Safety - GeneralTalks Working safely outdoors: Insect bites and stings
134867training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Safe-driving-Cell-phone-safety-while-driving/Driving SafelyTalks Safe driving: Cell phone safety while driving
134868training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Working-safely-outdoors-Preventing-heat-stress/Heat and ColdTalks Working safely outdoors: Preventing heat stress
134869training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Commercial-driver-safety-Hours-of-service-for-pass/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Talks Commercial driver safety: Hours of service for passenger-carrying drivers
134870training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/transportation-safety/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Commercial-driver-safety-Hours-of-service-for-pass-134870/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Talks Commercial driver safety: Hours of service for property-carrying drivers
134871training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/safety-administration/safety-general/Working-safely-outdoors-Poisonous-plants/Safety - GeneralTalks Working safely outdoors: Poisonous plants
134872training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/OSHA-300-Recordkeeping-in-2016-Tips-for-Avoiding-C/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Speaker's Notes OSHA 300 Recordkeeping in 2016: Tips for Avoiding Costly Penalties by Complying with Injury and Illness Requirements
134873reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/OSHA-300-Recordkeeping-in-2016-Tips-for-Avoiding-C-134873/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Guidance Documents Webinar [2016-01]: OSHA 300 Recordkeeping in 2016: Tips for Avoiding Costly Penalties by Complying with Injury and Illness Requirements
134874faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/PELs-permissible-exposure-limits/Hello-BLR-I-have-done-a-search-on-the-safety-BLR-l/Permissible Exposure LimitsQuestions & Answers Can you please advise and provide additional resources for the request to look at an H2S policy? This policy needs to be added into our Safety Manual to perform work as a contractor at a host’s site. It is a requirement by the host.
134859regActivity.aspx SilicaFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910, 1915, and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica--Correction
134860fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/This-requires-the-use-of-PPE/Eye and Face ProtectionCartoons This requires the use of PPE
90680training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Loading-and-Unloading-Forklifts-Word/ForkliftsTalks Forklift Tips for Safe Operations at Loading Docks
134851regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/workplace-safety-training/Susan-Harwood-Training-Grant-Program-FY-2016/Training Notices Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2016
134853training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklift-Tips-for-Inspections/ForkliftsTalks Forklift Tips for Inspections
134854training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Pallet-Jacks-Work-Practices-for-Safe-Use/Material Handling - GeneralTalks Pallet Jacks: Work Practices for Safe Use
134855training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklift-Operator-Tips-to-Prevent-Tipovers/ForkliftsTalks Forklift Operator Tips to Prevent Tipovers
134842training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Emergency-preparedness-Emergency-chain-of-command/Emergency PreparednessTalks Emergency preparedness: Emergency chain of command
134843training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Eye-and-face-protection-Eye-and-face-protection-fr/Eye and Face ProtectionTalks Eye and face protection: Eye and face protection from chemical splashes
134849reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/construction-safety/scaffolding-construction/OSHA-Hazard-Alert-Working-Safely-with-Scissor-Lift/Scaffolding (Construction)Guidance Documents OSHA Hazard Alert: Working Safely with Scissor Lifts
134850reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/construction-safety/scaffolding-construction/OSHA-Fact-Sheet-Ladder-Jack-Scaffolds-Supported-Sc/Scaffolding (Construction)Guidance Documents OSHA Fact Sheet: Ladder Jack Scaffolds (Supported Scaffolds)
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134909faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/We-have-a-lacquer-thinner-solution-Category-2-flam/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers We have a lacquer thinner solution, Category 2 flammable liquid, and plan to dispense it from an ordinary quart size spray bottle. The solution will be used as a cleaning solution; spray on and wipe off. Will this a violation of any sort, NFPA or OSHA?
106067analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Hazard Communication Regulatory Analysis Hazard Communication
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