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Issue Date: September 12, 2016

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This month’s Safety Works for Employees newsletter features a reminder about the importance of having a good attitude about safety, tips for safe flood cleanup, and recent statistics about traffic deaths in the United States. Download it and share it with your employees today to remind them about these important safety issues.

We also have over a dozen new toolbox talks to help you with your training needs. Choose from topics including emergency preparedness, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, head protection, flammable liquids, and more. Check them out here.

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Featured Content

Top picks from the past 2 weeks:
  • Infographic: 7 Steps of emergency planning
    September is National Preparedness Month. Is your workplace emergency plan in good shape? Check out our infographic for 7 steps to make sure you’re prepared to keep your workers safe when the unexpected happens.
  • Foot protection: Choosing the right type
    This toolbox talk gives an overview of the different types of foot hazards that a worker might encounter and the appropriate type of foot protection for each.
  • Drive Safely Work Week coming early next month
    Traffic crashes cost employers more than $47 billion annually. Read the article for information about a safe driving campaign that can help you raise awareness and reduce incidents.

Find out what’s happening in the workplace safety world.

The latest PowerPoint® presentations, handouts, quizzes, toolbox talks, and more

Checklists, plans, policies, employee newsletters, and more

Answers to the latest Ask-the-Expert questions

Regulatory Activity
Find out what OSHA’s up to with the latest notices, proposed rules, final rules, directives, and more.

Reference Materials
Guidance documents, white papers, and other essential resources


Workers’ comp provider practices what it preaches

Offices that use hand sanitizer show reduced claims for cold & flu

More successful businesses see lower rate of job injury

09/7/2016—Driving Safely—National
Drive Safely Work Week coming early next month

09/6/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—National
OSHA nails builder, contractor for fall hazards

8th graders getting the message about safety and health

09/1/2016—Emergency Preparedness—National
Infographic: 7 Steps of Workplace Emergency Planning

Keys to effective safety observations

08/30/2016—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—California
4 chemical exposures to assess before remodeling and renovation

Tennessee sees spike in workplace fatalities. What’s going on?

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Asbestos: What you need to know about regulated areas

09/7/2016—Lead (Construction)—National
Recognizing lead hazards at construction jobsites

09/6/2016—Machine Guarding—National
Machine guarding: Protect against amputations

Lockout/tagout for other employees: How to identify locks, tags, and isolation devices

Lockout/tagout authorized employee: Common mistakes to avoid

09/6/2016—Confined Spaces—National
Confined space attendant: Understanding your responsibilities

09/6/2016—Foot Protection—National
Foot protection: Choosing the right type

09/6/2016—Head Protection—National
Head protection: Inspecting and maintaining your hard hat

09/6/2016—Commercial Driver Safety—National
Commercial driver safety: Vehicle inspections

Accidents: Avoid short cuts

09/1/2016—Emergency Preparedness—National
Emergency preparedness: Fire drill!

09/1/2016—Compressed Gases—National
Compressed gases: Handling compressed gas cylinders

09/1/2016—Flammable Liquids—National
Flammable liquids: Handling them safely

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Employee Newsletters

September 2016 Safety Works for Employees


08/31/2016—Alcohol & Drugs—California
Drug- and alcohol-free workplace return-to-work agreement

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Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

Disciplinary Guidelines

09/5/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Oklahoma
General Information

09/5/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Oklahoma
Practice and Procedure

09/5/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Oklahoma
Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Self Insurance

09/2/2016—Motor Carrier Safety—National
49 CFR 393 and Appendix G—Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Correction

09/2/2016—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—Delaware
Oversize/Overweight Hauling Permit Policy and Procedure

09/2/2016—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Iowa
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries/Illnesses

09/1/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Florida
Obtaining Identity Card

09/1/2016—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Iowa
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries/Illnesses

08/31/2016—HazMat Transportation—Oregon
Federal Safety and Hazardous Materials Transportation

08/30/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Massachusetts
Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Groups

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Proposed Rules

09/9/2016—Commercial Driver Safety—National
49 CFR 391—Medical Review Board Task Report on Insulin Treated Diabetes Mellitus and Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

09/9/2016—Workers’ Compensation—New Jersey
2017 Maximum Workers Compensation Benefit Rates

09/8/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Washington
Workers’ Compensation Insurance

09/8/2016—Electrical Safety—Washington
Electrical Safety Standards


09/8/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Washington
Payer Stone Installation Work

09/7/2016—Motor Carrier Safety—National
49 CFR 571—Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Speed Limiting Devices

09/7/2016—HazMat Transportation—National
49 CFR 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, and 180—Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards

09/7/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Oregon
Workers’ Benefit Fund Assessments

09/7/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Oregon
Assessed and Out-of-Compensation Attorney Fees

09/5/2016—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Tennessee
Recordkeeping Requirements

09/5/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Kentucky
Procedure for Adjustments of Claims

09/5/2016—Machine Safety—Michigan
Mechanical Power Presses

09/5/2016—Aerial Lifts—Michigan

Occupational Noise Exposure

09/5/2016—Material Handling—General—Michigan
Handling and Storage of Materials

09/5/2016—Process Safety Management—Michigan
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

09/2/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Montana
Workers’ Compensation Injuries

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Reference Materials

Regulatory Analysis


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Upcoming Webinars

September 13, 2016
OSHA’s Confined Space Rescue Plan: Critical Compliance Essentials and Tactical Training Techniques

September 15, 2016
OSHA’s New Injury & Illness Electronic Reporting Requirements: Your Roadmap to Full Compliance Ahead of the November 1 Deadline

September 20, 2016
Human Factor Analysis: Strategies for Identifying, Controlling, and Preventing Workplace Accidents

September 29, 2016
Safety Committees: How to Fine-Tune Your Program for Long-Term Success

October 5, 2016
Safety Culture Shape-Up: Proven Tactics to Boost Employee Engagement and Avoid OSHA Violations

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