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Issue Date: November 21, 2016

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On November 17, OSHA published its long-awaited final rule on walking/working surfaces and personal fall protection in general industry. Any job task where slips, trips, or falls could result in serious injury or fatality will be subject to the rule, so the impact is expected to be significant for a wide variety of industries. According to OSHA, the rule incorporates advances in technology, industry best practices, and national consensus standards to provide effective and cost-efficient worker protection. For more details on the new rule, including compliance dates, check out our news article and sign up for our upcoming webinar on December 5 featuring safety law expert Adele Abrams.

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News
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Training
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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

11/21/2016—Trenching (Construction)—National
Construction employer alert: Trench deaths spiked in 2016

11/17/2016—Safety—General—National
5 ways to boost employee engagement in safety

11/17/2016—Slips and Falls—National
OSHA publishes final walking/working surfaces rule

11/16/2016—Workers’ Compensation—National
Air Force base winning the battle against high comp costs

11/15/2016—Violence in the Workplace—National
Suicide risk is high. Are your managers aware of the signs?

11/14/2016—Enforcement—National
Worker suffers amputation at baking company; OSHA issues citations

11/11/2016—Safety—General—National
Michigan safety agency emphasizes tree trimming safety

11/10/2016—Enforcement—National
Fatality at refinery leads to citations for owner, contractor

11/9/2016—Enforcement—National
OSHA focuses on amputation hazards in Region 6

11/8/2016—Noise—National
Inventors selected in first-ever noise safety challenge

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Training

Handouts

11/16/2016—Job Hazard Analysis—National
Identifying hazards (PDF)

11/16/2016—Air Contaminants—National
Ventilation: Key protection from air contaminants (PDF)

11/16/2016—Painting and Spraying—National
Working safely with paint (PDF)

11/16/2016—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—National
Avoiding carbon monoxide exposure (PDF)

On-Demand Webinars

11/14/2016—EHS Strategy—National
Accident prevention: Applying the ANSI-ASSE Z590.3 standard for effective hazard and risk management

11/14/2016—Safety—General—National
Independent contractor liability: Your latest safety risks and obligations explained

Quizzes

11/16/2016—Job Hazard Analysis—National
Identifying hazards (PDF)

11/16/2016—Painting and Spraying—National
Working safely with paint (PDF)

11/16/2016—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—National
Avoiding carbon monoxide exposure (PDF)

11/16/2016—Air Contaminants—National
Ventilation: Key protection from air contaminants (PDF)

Talks

11/15/2016—Hand and Portable Power Tools—National
Knife safety: Safety tips to avoid the most common injuries

11/15/2016—Confined Spaces—National
Confined space supervisor: Know your responsibilities

Trainer’s Outlines

11/16/2016—Job Hazard Analysis—National
Identifying hazards [OSHA Training System] (long outline)

11/16/2016—Painting and Spraying—National
Working safely with paint [OSHA Training System](long outline)

11/16/2016—Air Contaminants—National
Ventilation: Key protection from air contaminants [OSHA Training System] (long outline)

11/16/2016—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—National
Avoiding carbon monoxide exposure [OSHA Training System](long outline)

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Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

11/18/2016—Slips and Falls—National
29 CFR 1910—Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Final Rule

11/16/2016—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Maryland
Crane Safety

11/16/2016—Fire Prevention—Texas
Fire Fighter Safety

11/15/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Georgia
Rules and Regulations—Board of Workers Compensation

11/15/2016—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Maryland
Crane Safety

11/15/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Ohio
General Rating for the State Insurance Fund

11/14/2016—Workers’ Compensation—New Hampshire
Managed Care Programs in Workers’ Compensation

11/10/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Texas
Rules Governing Division of Workers’ Compensation

11/8/2016—Lead—Massachusetts
Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control

11/8/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Tennessee
Workers’ Compensation Program—Utilization Review

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Proposed Rules

11/18/2016—Silica—Michigan
Occupational Health Standards

11/18/2016—Workers’ Compensation—Utah
Advance Practice Registered Nurse

11/18/2016—Silica—Connecticut
Occupational Exposure to Respirable Silica

11/18/2016—Air Contaminants—Michigan
Occupational Health Standards

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Inspections and Investigations

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Enforcement

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Accreditation

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Exemptions

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Operations

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Notifications

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Asbestos Health Protection

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
General Provisions

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Definitions

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Standards of Conduct

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
License and Registration

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
License and Registration Fees

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
Training Providers, Instructors, and Courses

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
State Licensing Examination

11/10/2016—Asbestos—Texas
License and Registration Provisions Related to Military

11/8/2016—Lead—Oregon
Lead-Based Paint Program

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Reference Materials

Regulatory Analysis

11/21/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—South Carolina
Fall Protection (Construction)

11/21/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—Tennessee
Fall Protection (Construction)

11/21/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—Virginia
Fall Protection (Construction)

11/21/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—Oregon
Fall Protection (Construction)

11/18/2016—Fall Protection (Construction)—North Carolina
Fall Protection (Construction)

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Upcoming Webinars


November 22, 2016
Active shooter in the workplace: Respond with a survivor’s mindset and limit your liability exposure


November 29, 2016
Safety culture for temporary workers: Tips to legally protect your company and your on-demand workforce



November 30, 2016
OSHA’s new whistleblowing requirements: How to steer clear of legal missteps amid increased employee protections


December 1, 2016
OSHA’s enterprise abatement enforcement: Defend against companywide violations across multiple worksites


December 5, 2016
OSHA’s final fall protection rule: Understanding new and changing requirements for general industry

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