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Issue Date: August 14, 2017

Dear Subscriber,

This month’s Safety Works for Employees newsletter includes tips for cleaning product safety, a study on job factors and health, important information on handling cardiac emergencies, and examples of how some businesses are helping their employees beat the heat. Download it today and share this important information with your employees.

Reminder: OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application for submitting electronic injury and illness records is now live, and the deadline to do so is December 1. If you’re not sure whether you’re required to submit records or have questions about the process, attend our upcoming webinar on August 16 to make sure you know what you need to do to comply.

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QUIZ: How does your company’s safety culture compare?

Research suggests that organizations with healthy safety cultures have significantly lower injury and illness rates. How does yours stack up? Take this quiz to find out.

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Spotlight on enforcement: 21 cases with fines over $40K

Just because OSHA isn't publicizing its enforcement efforts lately, that doesn't mean employers aren't being cited and fined. Check out this roundup of some recent enforcement cases that led to significant penalties so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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Making the business case for investing in safety and health

“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident.” The truth in this old adage continues to resonate, perhaps more than ever. This Compliance Report addresses the business benefits of investing in the people, programs, training, and equipment that will keep your workforce safe.

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News

Safety—GeneralPlanning a workplace eclipse viewing party? Do it safely!

EnforcementSpotlight on enforcement: 21 cases with fines over $40K

WellnessCDC: Diabetes is ‘a growing health problem’

Safety—GeneralReport: Older workers experience more job fatalities

Safety AttitudeSafety Culture 2017: 5 ways to assimilate temporary employees into your organization’s safety culture

Safety AttitudeQUIZ: How does your company’s safety culture compare?

Bloodborne PathogensHazardous healthcare worker exposures on the rise

WellnessReport calls fatigue a “hidden but deadly epidemic”

EnforcementChevron to pay $1 million to settle Richmond Refinery citations

EnforcementDozens of violations yield massive fine for manufacturing plant

Training

Webinars

Chemical HazardsWebinar [2017-05]: Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP for Compliance with the Revised Hazard Communication Standard and Other Requirements

Job Hazard AnalysisWebinar [2017-05]: Cutting-edge Risk Assessments: How to Effectively Identify Potential Occupational Risks Before Injuries Happen

Electrical SafetyWebinar [2017-05]: Electrical Safety Programs: How to Align Your Compliance Protocols with NFPA 70E and OSHA Requirements

Emergency PreparednessWebinar [2017-05]: Emergencies and Evacuations: Creating an OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan to Maintain Business Continuity and Keep Employees Safe

Safety—GeneralWebinar [2017-05]: Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies for Tracking and Improving Safety Performance

Time Savers

CartoonsChemical hazard

ChecklistsIncident Investigator’s Kit—This checklist provides a sample list of items an investigator can use to conduct an incident investigation, as well as tips for video and photo documentation.

Employee NewslettersAugust 2017 Safety Works for Employees—This month’s issue includes cleaning product safety tips, a study on job factors and health, how to handle cardiac emergencies, and how businesses are helping their employees beat the heat.

Ask The Expert

Q: 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?

Q: Is fall protection training required by OSHA for employees who operate the Wave work assist vehicle that has interlocking gates, hand and feet sensors, and dual foot pedals?

Q: How long does the ground cable on a flammable cabinet need to be?

Q: Since we can only give DOT employees a 5-panel drug test, can we give our non-DOT employees a 10-panel drug test?

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

State:

08/10/2017—Workers’ Compensation—Ohio—Self-Insuring Employers

08/9/2017—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—Kentucky—Toxic and Hazardous Substances

08/8/2017—Slips and Falls—Minnesota—Occupational Safety and Health Standards by Reference

08/6/2017—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Oregon—Recording Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

08/3/2017—Workers’ Compensation—California—Official Medical Fee Schedule—Physician

Proposed Rules

National:

08/8/2017—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 391—Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Withdrawal

08/7/2017—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 389—Rulemaking Procedures Update

State:

08/8/2017—Lead—Oregon—Lead-Based Paint Rules

08/8/2017—Respiratory Protection—Maine—Safety and Health Standards in Public Sector

08/8/2017—Construction—General—Maine—Construction Safety and Health Standards Public Sector

08/8/2017—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—Oregon—Commercial Learner Permit or Driver License

08/6/2017—Workers’ Compensation—Colorado—Provider Accreditation

08/4/2017—Emergency Preparedness—Ohio—Emergency Response Commission

08/1/2017—Air Contaminants—California—General Industry Safety Orders

08/1/2017—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—Connecticut—Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

08/1/2017—Slips and Falls—Connecticut—Walking-Working Surfaces

Reference Materials

Directives

Process Safety Management—National—PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (CPL 03-00-021)

Guidance Documents

Process Safety Management—National—Process Safety Management for Storage Facilities

Process Safety Management—National—Process Safety Management for Small Businesses

White Papers

Making the business case for investing in safety and health“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.

New Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

August 15, 2017
Silica Table I Equipment and Control Options:
Strategies for Protecting Your Workforce and Staying Compliant with OSHA’s Final Rule

 

August 16, 2017
Sponsored Free Webinar:
ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Changes

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