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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
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
When entering a confined space where water is a potential hazard, is there a requirement for two points of blocking or some warning device that would give the individual time to exist if the first isolation device would fail? We assume you mean water flow through pipes. The only appropriate isolation means that address a fluid flowing through pipes are blanking or blinding; misaligning or removing sections of lines, pipes, or ducts; or a double block and bleed system as described
Fires are a major hazard for any healthcare facility. OSHA’s regulations specify exemptions at 29 CFR 1910.157(b)(1) and (b)(2).
White Papers:
The holidays are a prime travel time for many American workers—our romantic notions of “home for the holidays” and “I'll be home for Christmas” are founded in a national holiday habit. But after the holidays, you’ll want your workers back on the job in solid physical shape. Our air travel tips can help make sure they travel safely and arrive back in the workplace in good health this holiday season.
Guidance Documents:
This chart shows the workplace safety and health requirements for public-sector employees, such as those employed by municipalities, broken down by state.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
Following are the answers to your four questions concerning BBP training and support staff for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals
Regulatory Analysis:
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most employers to provide emergency exit routes, an emergency action plan, a fire prevention plan, and implement procedures to protect employees from fires. Although fire and evacuation drills are not specifically required by regulation, employers should also have written procedures for executing evacuation drills.
Guidance Documents:
This table describes the core federal safety and health rules (recordkeeping, inspections, penalties, and hazard communication) that all private-sector employers must follow, and the description of state rules that are more stringent than corresponding federal rules. All of the states that are listed are state-plan states. Private-sector employers in all states must follow federal rules.
Speaker's Notes:
Aerial lifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and are commonly used in many industries. But this equipment can be hazardous to both operators and employees working nearby unless proper precautions are taken by all employees. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Aerial Lift Safety PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
Aerial lifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and are commonly used in many industries. But this equipment can be hazardous to both operators and employees working nearby unless proper precautions are taken by all employees. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on aerial lift safety.
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:
The objective of this training session is to provide you with important facts about substance abuse in the workplace and show you how you can help deal with this damaging problem. Use this quiz to accompany the PowerPoint presentation titled "Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What Supervisors Need to Know."
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.
This training session will show the importance of accident investigation, how to talk to witnesses, what questions to ask when evaluating an accident scene, how to determine causal factors, and how to identify corrective actions. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Accident Investigation PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
This training session will show the importance of accident investigation, how to talk to witnesses, what questions to ask when evaluating an accident scene, how to determine causal factors, and how to identify corrective actions.
Talks:
This session will help you ensure that employees who work from home do so safely.
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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.
130945faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/When-entering-a-confined-space-where-water-is-a-po/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers When entering a confined space where water is a potential hazard, is there a requirement for two points of blocking or some warning device?
130937faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-extinguishers/Are-Hospitals-and-nursing-homes-exempt-from-1910.1/Fire ExtinguishersQuestions & Answers Are Hospitals and nursing homes exempt from 1910.157(c)(1) under the life safety code or portions of 1910.157(b) from identifying them so they are readily accessible to their employees?
130974reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Tips-for-healthy-air-travel/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Tips for healthy air travel
130936reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Public-Sector-Worker-Safety-and-Health-Requirement-130936/OSHA Guidance Documents Public Sector Worker Safety and Health Requirements by State (PDF)
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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.
106060analysis.aspx/analysis/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-prevention/Fire PreventionRegulatory Analysis Fire Prevention
119474reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/OSHA-Federal-and-State-Comparison-Chart-/OSHA Guidance Documents OSHA Federal and State Comparison Chart
111873training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/aerial-lifts/Aerial-Lift-Safety-Script-View/Aerial LiftsSpeaker's Notes Aerial Lift Safety - Script View
111875training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/employee-safety/aerial-lifts/Aerial-Lift-Safety-PPT/Aerial LiftsPowerPoints Aerial Lift Safety (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)
102425training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Substance-Abuse-in-the-Workplace-What-Supervisors-102425/Alcohol & DrugsQuizzes Substance Abuse in the Workplace - What Supervisors Need to Know (Word)
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
100858training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Accident-Investigations-Script-View/AccidentsSpeaker's Notes Accident Investigation - Script View
100860training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Accident-Investigations-PPT/AccidentsPowerPoints Accident Investigation (PPT)
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)
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