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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
Guidance Documents:
Learn what employers got cited for in fiscal year 2016, how much they were fined, and enforcement trends to watch in the near future.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., examines Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), who is involved, temporary workers, fall protection and PPE, and training for workers.
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Susan Fahey Desmond, Esq., Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, P.C., talks about consequences of being out of work, injury management, and Return-to-Work (RTW) programs.
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Michael Lawrence, Principal of Summit Safety Technologies, explains how to develop a proposal to senior management, what needs to be included in a comprehensive EHS program, and how to generate management and employee support for your Safety program.
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Michelle Lee Flores, Esq., Member of Cozen O’Connor, discusses workplace violence, what can be done, risks and vulnerabilities, and employer obligations.
Questions & Answers:
Sometimes a company needs only to have physical actions that have established "procedure" or forms that can be used that essentially establish a "procedure" (yet which is overall unwritten), and in other cases, OSHA mandates actual written procedures. In a manufacturing plant that is not subject to PSM standards, and excluding industrial hygiene exposure related standards, for which standards does OSHA require that the procedure actually be written?
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this handout with the Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this Quiz with the Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA’s topic page on radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation offers information on RF safety, methods in evaluation and control of personnel exposure, and safety programs as part of a non-ionizing radiation safety program.
White Papers:
“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident.” The truth in this old adage continues to resonate, perhaps more than ever. If you—or someone at your organization—needs proof that safety is a significant contributor to positive business outcomes, and that incidents have the opposite effect, you’ve come to the right place. This Compliance Report addresses the business benefits of investing in the people, programs, training, and equipment that will keep your workforce safe.
Policies:
This sample safety Alcohol & Drugs policy “Drugs and Alcohol” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing health issues in the workplace. This policy complies with the injury and illness recordkeeping requirements. Download this Alcohol & Drugs sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Questions & Answers:
This is the extent of the OSHA regulation on emergency eyewash and shower equipment: 1910.151(c) Medical services and first aid. Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.
Speaker's Notes:
Phil Molé of VelocityEHS discusses the lab standard, hazardous chemicals, and the chemical hygiene plan.
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Fran Sehn, Vice President of the Risk Control and Claims Advocacy for Willis Group, examines Risk Management in organizations, defining Risk Assessments, and a walk through of a Risk Assessment.
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Stephen Herzig of Herzig Engineering, talks about arc flash and its causes, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and developing an EPM program.
Speaker's Notes:
Linda Otaigbe, Esq, Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C., explains how to prepare for a disaster, Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), and typical violations associated with EAPs.
Speaker's Notes:
Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP, Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and Attorney with Spurlock Law, PLLC, discusses superior safety performance, what drives safety success, and things executives should know about shortcomings of trailing metrics.
Questions & Answers:
if your employees use the WD-40 as a normal consumer would then the employer is not required to use a GHS-compliant label. However, it is the employer’s responsibility to establish that the frequency is equivalent to typical consumer use.
Updated Documents
OSHA’s topic page on radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation offers information on RF safety, methods in evaluation and control of personnel exposure, and safety programs as part of a non-ionizing radiation safety program.
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136999reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Top-10-OSHA-Violations-for-2016-2017-edition/Enforcement Guidance Documents Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2016 (2017 edition)
136963training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Webinar-2017-05-Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tips/PPE - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Personal Protective Equipment: Tips for Assessing Workplace Hazards and Ensuring Compliance with New OSHA PPE Requirements
136964training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Webinar-2017-05-Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tips-136964/PPE - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Personal Protective Equipment: Tips for Assessing Workplace Hazards and Ensuring Compliance with New OSHA PPE Requirements
136965training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Webinar-2017-05-Return-to-Work-Programs-The-Key-to/Workers' CompensationSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Return-to-Work Programs: The Key to Minimizing Lost Workdays for Injured Employees
136966training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Webinar-2017-05-Return-to-Work-Programs-The-Key-to-136966/AccidentsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Return-to-Work Programs: The Key to Minimizing Lost Workdays for Injured Employees
136967training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Safety-Department-of-One-Tips-to-M/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Safety Department of One: Tips to Managing EHS Program Success with Limited Time and Resources
136968training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Safety-Department-of-One-Tips-to-M-136968/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Safety Department of One: Tips to Managing EHS Program Success with Limited Time and Resources
136969training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-05-Workplace-Violence-Prevention-Stra/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Workplace Violence Prevention: Strategies to Address Employee Safety and Reduce Damaging Litigation
136970training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-05-Workplace-Violence-Prevention-Stra-136970/Violence in the WorkplaceOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Workplace Violence Prevention: Strategies to Address Employee Safety and Reduce Damaging Litigation
136990faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/safety-plans/First-know-that-I-have-worked-in-HSE-for-30-years/Safety PlansQuestions & Answers For which standards does OSHA require written procedures?
136991training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke/Healthcare Safety7 Minute Safety Trainer Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers (Outline)
136992training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke-136992/Healthcare SafetyHandouts Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
136993training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke-136993/Healthcare SafetyQuizzes Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
136980faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-want-information-on-RF-Safety-for-Rooftops/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I want information on RF Safety for Rooftops
136974reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/EHS-strategy/Making-the-business-case-for-investing-in-safety-a/EHS StrategyWhite Papers Making the business case for investing in safety and health
109928timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Drugs-and-Alcohol/Alcohol & DrugsPolicies Drugs and Alcohol Policy
136972faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Hi-Someone-at-our-facility-watched-a-webinar-that-/Eye and Face ProtectionQuestions & Answers Someone at our facility watched a webinar that stated that combination safety shower/eye baths were required (versus having separate units approximately 10-12' away). Is this a true statement of the law/requirement?
136951training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Webinar-2017-05-Chemical-Hygiene-Plans-Developing-/Chemical HazardsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP for Compliance with the Revised Hazard Communication Standard and Other Requirements
136952training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Webinar-2017-05-Chemical-Hygiene-Plans-Developing-136952/Chemical HazardsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP for Compliance with the Revised Hazard Communication Standard and Other Requirements
136955training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2017-05-Cutting-edge-Risk-Assessments-How-136955/Job Hazard AnalysisSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Cutting-edge Risk Assessments: How to Effectively Identify Potential Occupational Risks Before Injuries Happen
136956training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2017-05-Cutting-edge-Risk-Assessments-How-136956/Job Hazard AnalysisOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Cutting-edge Risk Assessments: How to Effectively Identify Potential Occupational Risks Before Injuries Happen
136957training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2017-05-Electrical-Safety-Programs-How-to-/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Electrical Safety Programs: How to Align Your Compliance Protocols with NFPA 70E and OSHA Requirements
136958training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2017-05-Electrical-Safety-Programs-How-to-136958/Electrical SafetyOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Electrical Safety Programs: How to Align Your Compliance Protocols with NFPA 70E and OSHA Requirements
136959training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Webinar-2017-05-Emergencies-and-Evacuations-Creati/Emergency PreparednessSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Emergencies and Evacuations: Creating an OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan to Maintain Business Continuity and Keep Employees Safe
136960training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Webinar-2017-05-Emergencies-and-Evacuations-Creati-136960/Emergency PreparednessOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Emergencies and Evacuations: Creating an OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan to Maintain Business Continuity and Keep Employees Safe
136961training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Leading-Safety-Indicators-New-Stra/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies for Tracking and Improving Safety Performance
136962training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Leading-Safety-Indicators-New-Stra-136962/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies for Tracking and Improving Safety Performance
134079faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/We-are-trying-to-come-into-full-compliance-with-th/Labels Questions & Answers We are trying to come into full compliance with the GHS labeling. Are we required to affix labels to such items as a can of WD-40 for example?
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136980faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-want-information-on-RF-Safety-for-Rooftops/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I want information on RF Safety for Rooftops
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OSHA Challenge
Working long hours in the heat and humidity without relief can cause various types of heat-related illnesses. Which of the following heat-related illnesses is a medical emergency that could result in death?
• Heat exhaustion
• Heat cramps
• Heat rash
• Heatstroke
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