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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:
Speed is deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), excessive speed is involved in 31 percent of the nation's fatal crashes. Workers who are on the clock, driving company vehicles, are part of this trend, too. What can employers do to slow them down?
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features information about the hazards of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, facts about prescription painkiller abuse, and a quiz on oil and gas operations safety.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this session is to provide temporary workers with an orientation to workplace safety hazards and requirements. By the end of this session, employees should know the workplace safety policies and practices of the employer for whom they are currently working, the hazards associated with tasks they perform, and how to prevent accidents and injuries.
Handouts:
The purpose of this session is to provide temporary workers with an orientation to workplace safety hazards and requirements. By the end of this session, employees should know the workplace safety policies and practices of the employer for whom they are currently working, the hazards associated with tasks they perform, and how to prevent accidents and injuries. Use this handout to accompany the Temporary Worker Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this session is to provide temporary workers with an orientation to workplace safety hazards and requirements. By the end of this session, employees should know the workplace safety policies and practices of the employer for whom they are currently working, the hazards associated with tasks they perform, and how to prevent accidents and injuries. Use this quiz to accompany the Temporary Worker Safety trainer's outline.
Directives:
This directive provides general enforcement guidance and procedures for use by field personnel during inspections involving hazards associated with using a hoist to take employees to or from workstations on communication towers. This directive applies to all work activities on communication towers that involve the use of a personnel hoist.
Questions & Answers:
BLR has written customizable safety plans, policies, and other tools to help you develop your program.
Training Tips:
Taking immediate and appropriate action after a chemical spill can save lives. If hazardous chemicals are present at your facility, train employees in how to react should an emergency occur. Today’s Training Tip gives you a basic outline for a chemical spill training session.
Notices:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced enhancements to the display of information on the public Safety Measurement System (SMS) website and responds to comments received in response to FMCSA's Federal Register Notice, "Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web site" published on November 5, 2013.
Trainer's Outlines:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this handout to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this quiz to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety trainer's outline.
White Papers:
Training as caregivers conditions workers to go into a situation and take charge to care for wounded people. But in a violent situation, that can be exactly the wrong response, putting the caregivers and others at increased risk.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.1026 (Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]), employers are required to train each employee in accordance with the hazard communication standard (HazCom) at 29 CFR 1910.1200(h).
OSHA’s recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard at 29 CFR 1904.33(b)(1) states: “Yes, during the storage period, you must update your stored OSHA 300 Logs to include newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses and to show any changes that have occurred in the classification of previously recorded injuries and illnesses. If the description or outcome of a case changes, you must remove or line out the original entry and enter the new information.”
Xylene is a common solvent in many industries. It is flammable, and according to OSHA and NIOSH, overexposure to xylene most commonly depresses the central nervous system, producing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, and irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
Meetings:
Ventilation/Training/Meetings/OCE
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing/Training/Meetings/OCE
Questions & Answers:
OSHA gives requirements for safety latches in 29 CFR 1910.181(j)(2)—Derricks, which states that “hooks shall meet the manufacturer's recommendations and shall not be overloaded. Safety latch type hooks shall be used wherever possible."
Training Tips:
In short, the answer is "Yes." Today’s Training Tip reports on one such case.
White Papers:
Chemical accidents make headlines and rob families of loved ones. They also cause extraordinary damage to communities and the environment. This Compliance Report focuses on process safety management (PSM), the regulation that aims to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals.
Questions & Answers:
Employees who wear everyday prescription glasses are not properly shielded from eye hazards when wearing only those glasses. If employees who are exposed to eye hazards have prescription lenses, they must have prescription eye protection or appropriate eye protection that fits properly over their lenses.
Updated Documents
Under 29 CFR 1910.1026 (Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]), employers are required to train each employee in accordance with the hazard communication standard (HazCom) at 29 CFR 1910.1200(h).
OSHA’s recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard at 29 CFR 1904.33(b)(1) states: “Yes, during the storage period, you must update your stored OSHA 300 Logs to include newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses and to show any changes that have occurred in the classification of previously recorded injuries and illnesses. If the description or outcome of a case changes, you must remove or line out the original entry and enter the new information.”
Xylene is a common solvent in many industries. It is flammable, and according to OSHA and NIOSH, overexposure to xylene most commonly depresses the central nervous system, producing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness, and irritates the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
Meetings:
Ventilation/Training/Meetings/OCE
Welding, Cutting, and Brazing/Training/Meetings/OCE
White Papers:
Chemical accidents make headlines and rob families of loved ones. They also cause extraordinary damage to communities and the environment. This Compliance Report focuses on process safety management (PSM), the regulation that aims to prevent unwanted releases of hazardous chemicals.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA gives requirements for safety latches in 29 CFR 1910.181(j)(2)—Derricks, which states that “hooks shall meet the manufacturer's recommendations and shall not be overloaded. Safety latch type hooks shall be used wherever possible."
Handouts:
The purpose of this session is to emphasize the importance of chemical labels and to identify the safety and health information provided. By the end of this session, employees should know the importance of reading labels, the safety and health information provided on labels, and how to use labels to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Use this handout to accompany the Using Chemical Labels trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
The purpose of this session is to emphasize the importance of chemical labels and to identify the safety and health information provided. By the end of this session, employees should know the importance of reading labels, the safety and health information provided on labels, and how to use labels to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Use this quiz to accompany the Using Chemical Labels trainer's outline.
Trainer's Outlines:
The purpose of this session is to emphasize the importance of chemical labels and to identify the safety and health information provided. By the end of this session, employees should know the importance of reading labels, the safety and health information provided on labels, and how to use labels to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
Speaker's Notes:
The main objective of this session is to help you understand the impact of substance abuse in the workplace and to suggest ways that you can help us deal with this serious problem. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Substance Abuse in the Workplace PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoints:
The main objective of this session is to help you understand the impact of substance abuse in the workplace and to suggest ways that you can help us deal with this serious problem. Use this Substance Abuse in the Workplace--What Employees Need to Know PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on alcohol and drugs.
Added in the last 14 days
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130500reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Fleet-safety-Dont-be-slow-about-addressing-a-leadi/Driving SafelyWhite Papers Fleet safety: Don't be slow about addressing a leading vehicle safety issue--speeding
130489employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/August-2014-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters August 2014 Safety Works for Employees
130490training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/safety-administration/safety-general/Temporary-Worker-Safety-PDF-OSHA-Training-System-l/Safety - GeneralTrainer's Outlines Temporary Worker Safety (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
130491training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-general/Temporary-Worker-Safety-PDF-OSHA-Training-System-l-130491/Safety - GeneralHandouts Temporary Worker Safety (PDF)
130492training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-general/Temporary-Worker-Safety-PDF-OSHA-Training-System-l-130492/Safety - GeneralQuizzes Temporary Worker Safety (PDF)
130486reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-directives/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Inspection-Procedures-for-Accessing-Communication-/Fall Protection (Construction)Directives Inspection Procedures for Accessing Communication Towers by Hoist [CPL 02-01-056]
130481faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Is-there-any-type-of-program-or-plan-that-deals-wi/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Is there any type of program or plan that deals with working around benzene?
130452training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/emergency-planning-and-response/spill-prevention/Chemical-spill-response-training/Spill PreventionTraining Tips Chemical spill response training
130469regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Enhancements-to-the-Motor-Carrier-Safety-Measureme/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System Website
130403training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor/Safety AttitudeTrainer's Outlines Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer] (short outline)
130404training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor-130404/Safety AttitudeHandouts Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
130405training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-shor-130405/Safety AttitudeQuizzes Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
130440reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Workplace-violence-Train-healthcare-workers-to-res/Violence in the WorkplaceWhite Papers Workplace violence: Train healthcare workers to respond more effectively
130462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/1910.1026-When-is-employee-training-communication-/Training Questions & Answers 1910.1026 When is employee training / communication required? Is this when the AL is exceeded or the PEL is exceeded?
130463faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/illness-and-injury-reporting-OSHA-300-log/Good-morning-I-have-a-quick-fairly-simple-question/Illness and InjuriesQuestions & Answers What to do if you have entered an event as a recordable injury on your log and determine at a later date that the event was non-occupational?
130464faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/-Chemical-Xylene-dangers-to-employee-any-substitut/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Chemical Xylene dangers to employee? Any substitute chemical for Xylene?
77974training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/ventilation-indoor-air-pollution/Ventilation-Word/VentilationMeetings Ventilation (Word)
77983training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding-Cutting-and-Brazing-Word/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingMeetings Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (Word)
130453faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/What-are-the-OSHA-requirements-for-overhead-hoist-/Cranes and SlingsQuestions & Answers What are the OSHA requirements for overhead hoist hooks? Does the hook need to have an auto locking mechanism and are there any other requirements?
130441training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-sessions/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Case-study-Can-supervisors-be-personally-liable-fo/Training Training Tips Case study: Can supervisors be personally liable for untrained employees' injuries?
130451reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-safety-Evolving-protection-persistent-chal/Process Safety ManagementWhite Papers Process safety: Evolving protection, persistent challenges
130445faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Do-prescription-glasses-provide-the-necessary-eye-/Eye and Face ProtectionQuestions & Answers Do prescription glasses provide the necessary eye protection or are safety glasses required?
Updated in the last 14 days
TopicTypeTitle
130462faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/1910.1026-When-is-employee-training-communication-/Training Questions & Answers 1910.1026 When is employee training / communication required? Is this when the AL is exceeded or the PEL is exceeded?
130463faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/illness-and-injury-reporting-OSHA-300-log/Good-morning-I-have-a-quick-fairly-simple-question/Illness and InjuriesQuestions & Answers What to do if you have entered an event as a recordable injury on your log and determine at a later date that the event was non-occupational?
130464faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/-Chemical-Xylene-dangers-to-employee-any-substitut/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Chemical Xylene dangers to employee? Any substitute chemical for Xylene?
77974training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/ventilation-indoor-air-pollution/Ventilation-Word/VentilationMeetings Ventilation (Word)
77983training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-meetings/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding-Cutting-and-Brazing-Word/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingMeetings Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (Word)
130451reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-safety-Evolving-protection-persistent-chal/Process Safety ManagementWhite Papers Process safety: Evolving protection, persistent challenges
130453faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/What-are-the-OSHA-requirements-for-overhead-hoist-/Cranes and SlingsQuestions & Answers What are the OSHA requirements for overhead hoist hooks? Does the hook need to have an auto locking mechanism and are there any other requirements?
115274training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/Using-Chemical-Labels-PDF-115274/Labels Handouts Using Chemical Labels (PDF)
115275training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/Using-Chemical-Labels-PDF-115275/Labels Quizzes Using Chemical Labels (PDF)
115273training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-outlines/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/Using-Chemical-Labels-PDF/Labels Trainer's Outlines Using Chemical Labels (PDF) [OSHA Training System] (long outline)
105217training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Substance-Abuse-in-the-Workplace-What-Employees-Ne-105217/Alcohol & DrugsSpeaker's Notes Substance Abuse in the Workplace--What Employees Need to Know - Script View
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)
State:
• 2.5 micrograms per cubic meter of air (2.5 µg/m3) calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA)
• 5 µg/m³ calculated as an 8-hour TWA
• 7.5 µg/m³ calculated as an 8-hour TWA
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