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Cell Phones
No federal law prohibits drivers from using mobile phones while driving, but some states and local jurisdictions have taken action that have set rules have chosen different levels of restrictions.
New Documents
Guidance Documents
To reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace, you must have a comprehensive and robust hazard recognition program in place. This can prove challenging, as a successful hazard recognition and control process requires constant, proactive (not reactive) attention devoted to identifying, analyzing, and correcting potential job risks—plus participation at all levels of your organization. Use this on-demand webinar to learn ways you can improve your hazard recognition and control program so it is comprehensive enough to identify hazards and prevent injuries at your operations.
In January 2015, OSHA added requirements for severe injury and fatality events, and now at the one-year anniversary of the rule’s enactment, safety managers still have many valid concerns about whether they’re meeting the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Use this on-demand webinar to evaluate your existing OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting program by taking a close look at the most frequently common OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes, so you can determine if you have potential issues in these areas and develop an organization-wide strategy to address them.
This Hazard Alert highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used and controls employers must implement to prevent injuries or fatalities. Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in a variety of industries including construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing.
Several OSHA standards apply to construction operations involving the use of ladder jack scaffolding, including: Ladder Jack Scaffold: A platform resting on brackets attached to ladders [§1926.450(b)]; Supported Scaffold: One or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support [§1926.450(b)]; Ladder Jack Scaffolds: requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L – Scaffolds),
The standard requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers.
The standard for general industry and maritime requires employers to protect workers from respirable crystalline silica exposures.
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The guidance tells you what you need to know to help you prevent the transmission of the Zika virus.
This OSHA guidance document addresses the application of the injury and illness recordkeeping standard (29 CFR 1904) as it applies to temporary workers and the responsibilities of host employers and staffing agencies.
This OSHA guidance document addresses the application of personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements as they apply to temporary workers and the responsibilities of host employers and staffing agencies.
This OSHA guidance document addresses whistleblower protection rights under OSHA as they apply to temporary workers and provides guidance for host employers and staffing agencies.
This OSHA bulletin provides guidance to staffing agencies and host employers that hire temporary workers on their responsibilities for OSHA-required safety and health training.
This OSHA bulletin provides guidance to staffing agencies and host employers that hire temporary workers on their responsibilities for temporary worker safety under OSHA's hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels recently announced that OSHA will change its strategy regarding inspections in fiscal year 2016, focusing less on the number of inspections it completes and instead placing more emphasis on completing complex inspections. Since the new inspection and enforcement changes are significant, now is the time to figure out exactly how the new approach will work especially if you’re in an industry where the threat of inspection under OSHA’s new approach is high. Use this on-demand webinar as our presenter, a seasoned safety lawyer, will explain the practical impact of OSHA’s new enforcement and inspection approach—and what to do to prepare in the event your worksite is inspected.
Since Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, was signed in 2013, there has been continued activity on the process safety management (PSM) program—particularly in response to recent industrial accidents relating to the storage and handling of hazardous chemicals. Making sure your PSM program is fully compliant has always been a challenge—but with new requirements, exemptions, interpretations, and enforcement strategies, now is a critical time to review and refine your procedures. In this on-demand webinar, our presenter, a seasoned safety lawyer, will provide an overview of the regulations and cost-effective strategies for assuring compliance with the requirements including the recent retail exemption.
Workers who are exposed on the job to mosquitoes or the blood or other body fluids of infected individuals may be at risk for occupationally acquired Zika virus infection. This interim guidance provides employers and workers with information and guidance on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
The CDC has developed this informative Zika virus website to help you educate and protect your workers.
Interpretations
This OSHA enforcement policy addresses the Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard's recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) requirements. This memorandum rescinds and replaces the memorandum of the same title dated June 5, 2015. It is intended to be a clarification of the policy described in the earlier memorandum and does not reflect any substantive change in OSHA enforcement policy.
White Papers
The Will Smith movie “Concussion” brought big-screen attention to the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Before it was identified in former players in the National Football League (NFL), it had been observed in boxers, professional wrestlers, and members of the military. But is it a concern for workers in noncontact jobs?
You know OSHA as an enforcer of standards and a source of information about job hazards. But there’s much more, including programs and initiatives that can supplement your safety program and, in the end, protect your workers from harm. This Compliance Report highlights OSHA’s services for employers and employees and features an interview with a top agency executive about current priorities and challenges.
When business leaders embrace worker protection, it dramatically increases the likelihood that a safety process will be successful. In fact, OSHA and most experts consider support from the top an essential element, without which a safety initiative cannot meet its mark. The authors of a new book take this line of thinking one step further, arguing that safety is essential to overall business success. This Compliance Report features questions and answers with Brian Fielkow, who coauthored, with James Schultz, Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield.
Updated Documents
Directives
This instruction provides current information and guidance to the OSHA national, regional, and area offices concerning OSHA’s policy and procedures for implementing inspections, issuing citations and proposing penalties.
This instruction cancels and replaces Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Instruction CSP 01-00-002 (STP 2.0-22B), sets out instructions for State Plans in developing Strategic Plans and Annual Performance Plans, and implements revisions to the State Plan monitoring system.
Guidance Documents
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The guidance tells you what you need to know to help you prevent the transmission of the Zika virus.
No federal law prohibits drivers from using mobile phones while driving, but some states and local jurisdictions have taken action. This article has a state-by-state list of cell phone restrictions.
This table describes the core federal safety and health rules (recordkeeping, inspections, penalties, and hazard communication) that all private-sector employers must follow, and the description of state rules that are more stringent than corresponding federal rules. All of the states that are listed are state-plan states. Private-sector employers in all states must follow federal rules.
Summary of hours of service (HOS)regulations. Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV.
This sample safety Scaffolding checklist "Supported Scaffold Inspection Tips" can be used to audit personnel safety procedures at your facility. Download this Scaffolding sample checklist to your computer or print it out.
This guidance document "Methods for Estimating the Adequacy of Hearing Protector Attenuation" can be at your facility.
This Lockout/Tagout guidance document "Preparation for Lockout/Tagout of Machinery and Equipment with Multiple Energy Sources" can be used to at your facility.
This List of Substance-Specific OSHA Standards" can be used for hazardous substances and materials procedures at your facility.
This sample safety "Evacuation Procedures for Individual(s) with Disabilities." Download this Exit Routes procedures sample to your computer or print it out.
This sample safety Emergency Response to Severe Weather or Other Natural Disaster guidance can be part of the emergency planning and response procedures at your facility. Download this to your computer or print it out.
This sample safety Cranes and Slings "Know Your Hand Signals" can be used as a quick card for your employees to use to know the basic hand signals. Download this Cranes and Slings sample to your computer or print it out.
This updated brochure explains the Hours of Service regulations for the novice truck driver.
This illustrated bilingual (English/Spanish) educational resource from OSHA provides clear, easy-to-follow information about ladder hazards and safety precautions.
Download this OSHA Brief to help you comply with the training requirements for the new GHS-compliant chemical labels under the hazard communication standard.
Key Outcome Indicators for Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
Enhancing Security of Hazardous Materials Shipments Against Acts of Terrorism or Sabotage Using RSPA's Risk Management Self-Evaluation Framework (RMSEF) This template or overlay for the Risk Management Self-Evaluation Framework applies the methodology to the issue of security. It is a tool and not a regulatory requirement. Its use, like that of the basic framework, is voluntary.
Despite its high fatality rate, construction can be a safe occupation when workers are aware of the hazards, and use an effective Safety and Health Program. This eTool from OSHA will help you identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious construction injuries.
Interpretations
Employer(s) with employee(s) exposed to PSM-covered processes formerly exempted under OSHA's 1992 interpretation of "retail facility" now must comply with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.119 if the facility, or portion of the facility processing the highly hazardous chemical, does not fall into the North American Industrial Classification System definition of retail trade (NAICS 44 and 45). OSHA is delaying enforcement of the new interpretation of the retail exemption policy until after September 30, 2016.
OSHA will continue to enforce the listing, labeling, or certification requirements [for approved equipment including extension cords] as outlined in 29 CFR 1926.403(b0(2) - Installation and use.
The letter discusses whether the use of a crane for placement of a burial vault in the grave is a form of construction or a general industry activity. OSHA says the placement of a burial vault in the grave is not a form of construction.
Specifically, you ask if fall protection is required around vertical walled trenches that have a depth 6 feet or greater; if there are any exceptions to fall protection around trenches implied or stated; and whether a controlled access zone be used in lieu of fall protection.
This is in response to your July 30 letter, requesting interpretation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard, 29 CFR 1910.119. Please accept our apology for the delay in responding.
White Papers
In 2014 OSHA issued more than 6,000 citations for hazard communication (HazCom) violations. The right-to-know standard, known for its complexity and multiple moving parts, is historically among the most frequently cited.
In April, a temporary worker was killed when he became entangled in the rotating shaft of a mixer; as a result, the company was cited with multiple serious and willful violations and fined over $200,000. Check out the article to learn what went wrong and how to keep from making the same mistakes.
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.
According to OSHA, 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job for less than a year. What's behind these injuries, and is there anything you can do to eliminate them? Check out the article to learn why these incidents happen and how to prevent them with a strong safety orientation process.
An emergency can strike your facility at any time. Are you prepared? Check out the article for tips on planning for emergencies to keep your workers safe, minimize disruption to your business, and protect your bottom line when the unexpected happens.
During the cold winter months, heating-related safety is of utmost concern. Here are some safety guidelines to help keep your workers and facility safe if you decide to allow the use of portable heaters in your worksites.
United States Cold Storage of California operates a facility in Tracy, from where it stores and distributes frozen foods. After the company reported an accident, Cal/OSHA inspected the facility.
Workers who drive as part of their employment--even if all they do is drive to and from off-site meetings during the workday--can expose you to significant liability if they're involved in an accident. To avoid liability, you need to identify drivers who could put you at risk and keep them off the road for work purposes.
Back injuries are among the most common types of injuries: nearly four out of five adults will experience a back injury at some point in their lives. Back injuries are also expensive, costing as much as $100,000 for a single injury, and time-consuming, keeping workers off the job for longer than the average work-related injury.
What do you do when a truck isn't the right vehicle, but a tractor won't do the job either? The answer is often the four-wheeler, also called an all-terrain vehicle or ATV. Farmers in Japan first began using these versatile vehicles in the 1960s. Today, in the United States, more than 11 million ATVs are driven for both work and recreation.
In September 2012, Governor Brown signed legislation intended to address steadily increasing workers' compensation costs in the state. Many of Senate Bill (S.B.) 863's major provisions went into effect on January 1, and the rest will be implemented in stages through January 1, 2014.
Scaffolds enable workers to perform work at elevation more safely than ladders or some other types of equipment, but like many useful pieces of equipment, they can also pose a hazard to workers. Scaffolds may collapse while being erected or dismantled, or if they are incorrectly assembled or overloaded. Workers who don't know the risks can fall.
Work at elevation always exposes workers to the hazard of a deadly fall. The use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), such as boom lifts and scissor lifts, can provide a measure of safety.
Whenever workers are welding, cutting, or brazing, they are at risk. Fire is the most obvious hazard, but compressed gas cylinders, electricity, and hazardous welding fumes also pose hazards. Check your welding, cutting, and brazing operations for safety with this checklist, adapted from federal OSHA.
At the Teichert Aggregates plant in Woodland (near Sacramento), workers were putting the plant back in operation after a reconfiguration. At around 7:45 a.m. that day, the plant's superintendent noticed a problem with the plant's Warman slurry pump.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just five causes were responsible for nearly 97 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in 2011. Is your business at risk? Read the article to find out.
Work at elevation always exposes workers to the hazard of a deadly fall. The use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, also known as aerial work platforms or AWPs), such as boom lifts and scissor lifts, can provide a measure of safety. Unfortunately, the enhanced safety provided by guardrails as well as the ability to have both hands free to work and a place to put tools and equipment are to some degree offset by the hazards of the elevating equipment itself.
Many people suffer from allergies. An unfortunate minority have allergies so severe that their reaction is a life-threatening condition called "anaphylaxis."
When Governor Brown signed a sweeping overhaul of California's workers' compensation system in September 2012, one of his goals was to control employers' workers' compensation costs, which had climbed precipitously in recent years.
The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) was busy in the latter part of 2012, approving a slew of revisions to the Cal/OSHA standards that took effect in November.
On September 11, 2012, 28-year-old Robert Munoz was working at Gibson Winery in Sanger (near Fresno) when a coworker opened the wrong valve, releasing anhydrous ammonia into the room. Munoz was overcome and died; five of his coworkers were also treated for ammonia inhalation.
More than 400,000 hotel housekeepers are at work in America today, and they're working harder than ever. Housekeepers are dealing with thicker, fluffier pillows and comforters, more layers of sheets, and ever-heavier linen carts.
An experienced welder and his supervisor were repairing a pressurized tank at the Live Oak Cogeneration plant in Oildale (near Bakersfield) in early October. They finished their repairs on Tuesday and returned on Wednesday to test their work.
Training is a vital part of your safety program. It's a required part of your Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), it may be required by specific standards that apply to your workplace, and it can provide a natural environment for communication between management and employees about safety and health issues.
On Friday, September 16, 2011, a new employee had just started working at the Law Offices of Christopher P. Ruiz, APLC, in Santa Ana. When she walked out of the building that day, she missed her footing on the front step and was seriously injured, fracturing both of her ankles.
The California legislature passed five bills this year that could have affected occupational safety and health practices as well as liability for agricultural employers and state hospitals. This fall, Governor Brown signed one of those bills but vetoed the rest.
It's the end of the year—is this the time of year when you perform annual maintenance tasks? If so, workers may be dusting off infrequently used lockout/tagout procedures and performing tasks they don't do very often. Now would be a good time to review the basics of hazardous energy control.
The Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods bakery in Fontana produces more gluten-free pasta than any other manufacturer in North America, shipping the pasta to health conscious consumers on six continents.
Two new standards were recently finalized by California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) that address hazards common to laboratory workers and tree trimmers. Read on to learn what's new.
In September, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (S.B.) 863, legislation intended to address steadily increasing workers' compensation costs in the state. The new law, which has been in the works for 3 years, was supported by an unusual coalition of California businesses and workers' groups.
At general engineering firm C.A. Rasmussen in Simi Valley, a maintenance employee was sent to replace the starter mechanism on a crane. While performing this task, he attempted to "jump-start" the crane's engine by reaching into the crane's engine compartment. When the crane started up, the unguarded fan blades inside the engine began turning, and part of the worker's middle finger was amputated.
Think fast! You're traveling at 70 miles per hour on a busy highway, and you just blew a tire! Or perhaps there's a light drizzle, and your car hit an unexpected slick spot and started to fishtail. Or maybe you put your foot on the brakes … and nothing happened.
Commercial fishing is tough work. The work surface is constantly wet, always moving, and buffeted by water and wind. Fishermen work long hours, sometimes with little sleep for long periods, in all kinds of weather. If they're injured on the job, their access to medical care is limited until the Coast Guard arrives.
Many law enforcement agencies recommend that employers screen job applicants for violent histories to weed out those who pose a threat of workplace violence.
In November 2011, federal OSHA compliance officers visited four Veterans Administration (VA) medical facilities in the VA's Northern California Health Care System.
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105746 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/construction-safety/training-construction-safety/OSHA-eTool-Construction/Guidance DocumentsTraining (Construction)National OSHA eTool - Construction
132544 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/PSM-Retail-Exemption-Enforcement-Delay-Notice-1910/InterpretationsProcess Safety ManagementNational PSM Retail Exemption Enforcement Delay Notice [1910.119(a)(2)(i)]
134026 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/construction-safety/electrical-safety-construction/Use-of-extension-cord-in-accordance-with-warnings-/InterpretationsElectrical Safety (Construction)National Use of extension cord in accordance with warnings on the tag attached to the cord 1926.403(b)(2)
127411 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/construction-safety/cranes-and-derricks-construction/Cranes-and-Derricks-in-Construction-Is-installatio/InterpretationsCranes and Derricks (Construction)National Cranes and Derricks in Construction--Is installation of a burial vault a construction activity?
91078 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Clarification-concerning-fall-protection-and-verti/InterpretationsFall Protection (Construction)National Clarification concerning fall protection and vertical walled trenches with depth of 6 feet or greater and use of controlled access zones.[1926.501(b)(7); 1926.501(b)(7)(i); 1926.501(b)(7)(ii); 1926.501(b)(2); 1926.501(b)(9); 1926.502(k);
93751 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-interpretations/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Coating-processes-covered-by-the-PSM-standard.-191/InterpretationsProcess Safety ManagementNational Coating processes covered by the PSM standard. [1910.119]
123976 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Their-Right-to-Know-Your-Duty-to-Inform/White PapersHazard Communication National Their Right to Know--Your Duty to Inform
128847 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-guarding/Machine-guarding-Employer-draws-200000-in-fines-wi/White PapersMachine GuardingNational Machine guarding: Employer draws $200,000 in fines, willful citations in temp worker's death; Where it went wrong
130451 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-safety-Evolving-protection-persistent-chal/White PapersProcess Safety ManagementNational Process safety: Evolving protection, persistent challenges
128434 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Yes-you-can-eliminate-new-hire-injuries/White PapersTraining National Yes, you can eliminate new-hire injuries!
128284 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Protecting-your-employees-in-an-emergency/White PapersEmergency PreparednessNational Protecting your employees in an emergency
127452 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Safety-tips-for-portable-heaters/White PapersHeat and ColdNational Safety tips for portable heaters
127143 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-workplace-inspections/Appeals-Board-decisions-Employer-cant-disregard-ag/White PapersInspections National Appeals Board decisions: Employer can't disregard agency requirements
127144 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Checklist-for-avoiding-driving-related-liability/White PapersDriving SafelyNational Checklist for avoiding driving-related liability
127141 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Trainers-handbook-Back-injuries-dont-have-to-keep-/White PapersInjury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)National Trainer's handbook: Back injuries don't have to keep your employees laid up; Train them to control their risk
127142 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Hazard-identification-Deaths-and-injuries-from-ATV/White PapersJob Hazard AnalysisNational Hazard identification: Deaths and injuries from ATVs are increasing; Precautions for employers
127139 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-compensation-Answers-to-FAQs-Critical-take/White PapersWorkers' CompensationNational Workers' compensation: Answers to FAQs; Critical takeaways for employers
127140 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/construction-safety/scaffolding-construction/Fall-protection-Do-your-COSP-and-IIPP-include-scaf/White PapersScaffolding (Construction)National Fall protection: Do your COSP and IIPP include scaffolds? What to cover
127027 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-safety/aerial-lifts/Elevating-work-platforms-How-to-prevent-deadly-acc/White PapersAerial LiftsNational Elevating work platforms: How to prevent deadly accidents
126965 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Featured-resource-Check-your-welding-cutting-and-b/White PapersWelding, Cutting, and BrazingNational Check your welding, cutting, and brazing safety
126964 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Appeals-Board-decisions-Clogged-pump-leads-to-work/White PapersEnforcement National Clogged pump leads to worker's injury; Careless, but was it willful?
126963 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Injuries-and-illnesses-Transportation-accidents-wo/White PapersInjury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)National Transportation accidents, workplace violence top causes of fatal injuries; Is your industry at risk?
126962 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Elevating-work-platforms-The-5-leading-causes-of-d/White PapersAccidentsNational The 5 leading causes of deadly accidents and how to prevent them
126961 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/employee-health/Trainers-handbook-Dont-be-shocked-by-anaphylaxis-T/White PapersHealth - GeneralNational Don't be shocked by anaphylaxis; Train workers to respond to life-threatening reactions
126959 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-compensation-Reduce-your-costs-before-duri/White PapersWorkers' CompensationNational Reduce your costs before, during, and after claims
126960 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/material-handling-safety/Standards-update-Board-approves-revisions-affectin/White PapersMaterial Handling - GeneralNational Board approves revisions affecting load hoisting, diesel runaway protections, and more
126958 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Featured-Resource-Checklist-for-preventing-and-res/White PapersChemical HazardsNational Checklist for preventing and responding to ammonia releases
126957 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Hazard-identification-CDC-highlights-4-hazards-for/White PapersJob Hazard AnalysisNational CDC highlights 4 hazards for hotel housekeepers; Tips to keep custodial workers healthy
126956 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-spaces-Identify-and-control-hazards-befor/White PapersConfined SpacesNational Identify and control hazards before, during, and after entry
126954 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Safety-management-Check-your-training-program-agai/White PapersSafety - GeneralNational Check your training program against recommended best practices
126955 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Appeals-Board-decisions-Law-office-employee-suffer/White PapersEnforcement National Law office employee suffers injury; Employer suffers citations
126953 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Legislative-update-Governor-signs-bill-addressing-/White PapersSafety - GeneralNational Governor signs bill addressing mental health facility IIPPs, vetoes other worker safety bills
126952 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/Trainers-handbook-Do-your-workers-have-all-the-ans/White PapersLockout/TagoutNational Do your workers have all the answers they need for safe lockout/tagout?
126950 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Enforcement-Health-food-manufacturer-fails-on-work/White PapersEnforcement National Health food manufacturer fails on worker safety; Repeat citations issued for lockout/tagout, guarding violations
126948 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/laboratory-safety/Standards-update-New-rules-enhance-safety-for-labo/White PapersLaboratory SafetyNational New rules enhance safety for laboratory workers, tree trimmers
126945 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Legislative-update-workers-compensation-reform-bil/White PapersWorkers' CompensationNational Workers' compensation reform bill signed
126949 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/equipment-and-process-safety/cranes-and-slings/Appeals-Board-decisions-2-decisions-clarify-rules-/White PapersCranes and SlingsNational Two decisions clarify rules applicable to cranes
126946 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Trainers-handbook-Dont-panic-Just-train-your-drive/White PapersDriving SafelyNational Don't panic! Just train your drivers to respond to driving emergencies
126947 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Hazard-identification-Study-finds-commercial-fishi/White PapersJob Hazard AnalysisNational Study finds commercial fishing is the most dangerous job; Handling 5 common hazards
126398 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Workplace-violence-Using-individualized-assessment/White PapersViolence in the WorkplaceNational Workplace violence: Using individualized assessments and arrest records to screen applicants, Part II
126390 /workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Enforcement-Federal-OSHA-inspects-veterans-hospita/White PapersEnforcement National Enforcement: Federal OSHA inspects veterans hospitals; 5 violations that may surprise healthcare employers
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