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Issue Date: January 3, 2017

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Featured Content

Top picks from the past 2 weeks:
  • OSHA chief: Workplace deaths are ‘rarely accidental’
    Although workplace deaths are often called accidents, they “are rarely ‘accidental,’ as in a matter of chance or bad luck,” according to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels in a recent opinion piece. Michaels says the issue can usually be traced back to decisions by employers and managers. Agree? Disagree? Keep reading to find out why Michaels turns to a recent motion picture to make his point.
  • Subscriber-only webinar [2016-10]: OSHA electronic recordkeeping: What employers need to know
    In this subscriber-only on-demand webinar, BLR Legal Editor Ana Ellington explains OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule, what it revises, new provisions of the rule, electronic submissions, enforcement dates, and which BLR resources can help you comply.
  • Recent survey findings reveal latest job safety trends and attitudes
    If the saying “What gets measured gets done” holds true, there’s a whole lot of worker protection getting done these days. That’s because recent weeks have seen the publication of numerous surveys measuring everything from the salaries of safety professionals to the views of construction workers about their safety on the jobsite. This Compliance Report presents an overview of several current surveys and their conclusions.

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

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

Time-Savers
Checklists, plans, policies, employee newsletters, and more

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

News

01/3/2017—Safety—General—National
Is something shady going on in your workplace? Proper lighting can fix that!

01/3/2017—Safety—General—National
OSHA chief: Workplace deaths are ‘rarely accidental’

01/2/2017—Health—General—California
Tell your workers it’s not too late to get that flu shot

01/2/2017—Enforcement—National
Iconic farm equipment maker agrees to whistleblower deal with OSHA

12/30/2016—Respiratory Protection—California
Are your workers caring for their respirators properly? Teach them how

12/30/2016—Enforcement—National
Teenage worker’s death leads to six-figure fines

12/29/2016—Workers’ Compensation—California
Workers’ compensation: Two new laws take aim at provider fraud, treatment delays

12/29/2016—Lockout/Tagout—National
Important reminder about controlling hazardous energy

12/28/2016—Workers’ Compensation—National
Washington State celebrates success of light-duty incentive program

12/28/2016—Cranes and Slings—California
Appeals Board decisions: Phoned-in supervision leads to sling accident, citations for employer

12/27/2016—Health—General—National
Don’t let your kitchen become a breeding ground for germs over the holidays!

12/27/2016—Chemical Hazards—National
NIOSH recommends exposure limits, controls for flavoring chemicals

12/22/2016—Safety—General—National
OSHA leaders make the case for sustainability through safety

12/21/2016—EHS Metrics—National
2017 EHS Salary Guide Released

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Training

On-Demand Webinars

12/20/2016—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—National
Subscriber-only webinar [2016-10]: OSHA electronic recordkeeping: What employers need to know

12/20/2016—Violence in the Workplace—National
Subscriber-only webinar [2016-11]: Workplace violence: Preparation is key!

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Time-Savers

Checklists

01/3/2017—Slips and Falls—California
California rope-access work compliance checklist

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Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

01/3/2017—Workers’ Compensation—California
Official Medical Fee Schedule

01/2/2017—Workers’ Compensation—California
Workers’ Compensation—Self-Insurance

01/2/2017—Workers’ Compensation—Texas
Attorney’s Fees

01/2/2017—Workers’ Compensation—Texas
Attorney’s Fees

12/29/2016—Violence in the Workplace—California
Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

12/29/2016—Workers’ Compensation—California
Workers’ Compensation—Self-Insurance

12/29/2016—Confined Spaces (Construction)—Maryland
Occupational Safety and Health Act

12/29/2016—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Maryland
Employee Injury and Illness Records and Reports

12/29/2016—Confined Spaces—Maryland
Safety and Health Standard for Confined Spaces

12/26/2016—Violence in the Workplace—California
Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

12/26/2016—Workers’ Compensation—California
Workers’ Compensation—Self-Insurance

12/26/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Montana
Workers’ Compensation Injuries

12/22/2016—Workers’ Compensation—California
Workers’ Compensation Classification and Rating Rules

12/21/2016—Exit Routes—Minnesota
Means of Egress

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Proposed Rules

01/3/2017—Fall Protection (Construction)—California
Construction Safety Orders

01/3/2017—Emergency Action Plans—California
General Industry Safety Orders

12/29/2016—Silica—Vermont
Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction

12/29/2016—Silica—Vermont
Respirable Crystalline Silica in General Industry

12/29/2016—Silica—Vermont
Respirable Crystalline Silica in Maritime Industry

12/26/2016—OSHA—National
29 CFR 1910—Semiannual Agenda of Regulations

12/26/2016—Silica—Connecticut
Occupational Exposure to Respirable Silica

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Reference Materials

White Papers

12/30/2016—EHS Metrics—National
Recent survey findings reveal latest job safety trends and attitudes

12/21/2016—Safety—General—National
This year give your employees a safer, healthier workplace

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Upcoming Webinars


January 10, 2017
Lockout/Tagout: Saving Time and Money Through OSHA's Minor Servicing Exception and Alternative Protective Measures


January 11, 2017
Supercharged EHS Metrics: Proven Methods for Benchmarking Progress and Driving Better Safety Performance



January 17, 2017
Influenza Danger: Safety and HR Management Strategies for Preventing a Seasonal Outbreak in Your Workplace


January 18, 2017
OSHA 300 Recordkeeping: How to Avoid Costly Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Mistakes


January 20, 2017
Workplace Safety Compliance Outlook 2017: What's on OSHA's Radar Post-Election

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