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Regulatory Analysis
We are continually updating our state and national regulatory analysis to help you keep up with the changing regs. See the updated section on the What's New page to find all of the topics.
New Documents
Forms:
This safety noise form "Hearing Conservation Program Training Record" can be used at your facility to document employee training. Download this noise form to your computer or print it out.
Notices:
On June 29, 2015 and October 5, 2016, FMCSA proposed enhancements to the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS) and published a preview version of the changes. This notice announces that FMCSA will not complete the enhancements previously proposed and the preview is removed from the SMS website.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This new request titled "Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety'' will allow for a study that focuses on vehicle maintenance and aims to determine the impact of vehicle maintenance requirements on overall motor carrier safety.
White Papers:
Worker safety advocates, scientists, and some state OSHA authorities have been contending for years that OSHA’s permissible exposure levels (PELs) for lead in the workplace are inadequate to protect workers from the multiple adverse health effects associated with the metal.
Speaker's Notes:
Derek Dosterchill, Technical Services Engineer with Herzig Engineering, talks about arc-rated clothing, electrical safety programs, and electrical preventative maintenance.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Attorney and Firm President at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., reviews the compliance challenges with the new permissible exposure limit (PEL), respiratory protection, employee training, and medical surveillance.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Attorney and Firm President at the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., discusses incentive programs, anti-retaliation, and tips for assessing your reporting and recordkeeping program.
Posters:
This downloadable poster provides information on how to properly use an eyewash station in the event of a chemical splash.
Guidance Documents:
This OSHA fact sheet details practical methods that employers can use for protecting employees who work in attics.
Proposed Rules:
The FMCSA announced a public listening session on July 12, 2018, to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and integration of automated driving systems (ADS) equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on our Nation's roadways.
Notices:
On June 5, 2018, FMCSA published a notice of exemption application for the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC), requesting an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for all motor carriers with fewer than 50 employees. (83 FR 26140.) Due to reported technical difficulty with the on-line filing of comments for several days, the comment period is being extended to July 16, 2018, to ensure that all commenters have an opportunity to submit their on-line comments.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
On August 22, 2016, FMCSA proposed a pilot program to meet the requirements of section 5404 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. FMCSA proposed a pilot program to allow a limited number of individuals ages 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce, if they have received specified heavy-vehicle driver training while in military service and were hired by a participating motor carrier. This notice provides the details of the pilot program and responds to comments received in response to the August 22, 2016 notice.
FMCSA is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, FMCSA is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Occupational Safety and Health Act Variance Regulations,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Methylene Chloride Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Slings Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Proposed Rules:
With this document, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) amending the beryllium standard for general industry to address the application of the standard to materials containing trace amounts of beryllium.
Final Rules:
OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule (DFR) adopting a number of clarifying amendments to the beryllium standard for general industry to address the application of the standard to materials containing trace amounts of beryllium.
Questions & Answers:
Are there white papers or similar reports detailing construction industry (or any industry) best practices for what type of drug testing policies or procedures work best? Are there any reports on the pros/cons of hair sample testing?
Updated Documents
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach trainees that exposure to benzene can be very hazardous to your health, and the substance is highly flammable, but by following OSHA’s protective procedures, employees can greatly reduce their risk of dangerous exposure to benzene. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Working Safely with Benzene trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach trainees that exposure to benzene can be very hazardous to your health, and the substance is highly flammable, but by following OSHA’s protective procedures, employees can greatly reduce their risk of dangerous exposure to benzene. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Working Safely with Benzene trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach trainees that methylene chloride (MC) is a widely used industrial chemical; it poses serious health hazards unless it is used correctly; and following proper precautions makes it possible to work safely with MC. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Working Safely with Methylene Chloride trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach trainees that methylene chloride (MC) is a widely used industrial chemical; it poses serious health hazards unless it is used correctly; and following proper precautions makes it possible to work safely with MC. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Working Safely with Methylene Chloride trainer's outline.
Forms:
This form can be used to describe and report workplace injuries or illnesses that require first aid treatment.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to realize the importance of maintaining good security in their workplace and understand that their vigilance is necessary to achieve that goal. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Security in the Workplace trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to realize the importance of maintaining good security in their workplace and understand that their vigilance is necessary to achieve that goal. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Security in the Workplace trainer's outline.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to realize that there is an insurance program to protect them if they are injured on the job, understand how the workers' compensation system works, and know the purpose of alternate duty jobs and how they can help workers return to their regular jobs. Use this quiz to accompany the Workers' Compensation and Alternate Duty Jobs 7-Minute Safety Trainer.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to realize that there is an insurance program to protect them if they are injured on the job, understand how the workers' compensation system works, and know the purpose of alternate duty jobs and how they can help workers return to their regular jobs. Use this handout to accompany the Workers' Compensation and Alternate Duty Jobs 7-Minute Safety Trainer.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session should teach employees to realize that there is an insurance program to protect them if they are injured on the job, understand how the workers' compensation system works, and know the purpose of alternate duty jobs and how they can help workers return to their regular jobs.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to realize that lifting incorrectly can cause back injury and teach how to lift properly to protect the back. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Safe Lifting Basics trainer's outline.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session should teach employees to understand a forklift's potential hazards and know the basics of forklift safety for operators and pedestrians.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to understand a forklift's potential hazards and know the basics of forklift safety for operators and pedestrians. Use this quiz to accompany the Forklift Safety trainer's outline.
Handouts:
This safety session should teach employees to realize that lifting incorrectly can cause back injury and teach how to lift properly to protect the back. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Safe Lifting Basics trainer's outline.
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139691timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/employee-safety/noise-hearing-protection/Hearing-Conservation-Program-Training-Record/NoiseForms Hearing Conservation Program Training Record
139680regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/FMCSA-Withdrawal-of-Proposed-Enhancements-to-the-S/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices FMCSA: Withdrawal of Proposed Enhancements to the Safety Measurement System
139681regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-New-Infor-139681/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety
139683reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/hazardous-substances-and-materials/lead-regulation/OSHAs-lead-PEL-is-far-short-of-protective-but-40-y/Lead White Papers OSHA’s lead PEL is far short of protective, but 40-year-old standard persists
139674training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2018-04-Arc-Flash-Hazards-How-to-Modify-Yo/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2018-04]: Arc Flash Hazards: How to Modify Your Safety Practices to Comply with NFPA 70E 2018 and Minimize Risk of Injuries
139675training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2018-04-Arc-Flash-Hazards-How-to-Modify-Yo-139675/Electrical SafetyOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-04]: Arc Flash Hazards: How to Modify Your Safety Practices to Comply with NFPA 70E 2018 and Minimize Risk of Injuries
139676training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Webinar-2018-04-Countdown-to-Compliance-Under-OSHA/Silica (General Industry)Speaker's Notes Webinar [2018-04]: Countdown to Compliance Under OSHA's Final Silica Rule: What Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare for the General Industry Deadline
139677training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Webinar-2018-04-Countdown-to-Compliance-Under-OSHA-139677/Silica (General Industry)On-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-04]: Countdown to Compliance Under OSHA's Final Silica Rule: What Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare for the General Industry Deadline
139678training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Webinar-2018-04-New-Guidance-on-Post-Accident-Drug/Alcohol & DrugsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2018-04]: New Guidance on Post-Accident Drug-Testing and Safety Incentive Programs: How to Comply with OSHA’s Provisions
139679training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Webinar-2018-04-Safety-Incentives-Discipline-and-D/Alcohol & DrugsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-04]: Safety Incentives, Discipline, and Drug Testing: Staying on the Right Side of OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Provisions
139664timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-posters/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Save-Your-Sight-with-Proper-Eyewash-Station-Use/Eye and Face ProtectionPosters Save Your Sight with Proper Eyewash Station Use
139668reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Reducing-Falls-during-Residential-Construction-Wor/Fall Protection (Construction)Guidance Documents Reducing Falls during Residential Construction: Working in Attics
139669faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Hi-Im-trying-to-find-information-on-the-OSHA-requi/Fall Protection (Construction)Questions & Answers Does OSHA require fall protection for employees performing construction work in attics with drywall ceilings installed below them?
139652regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Federal-Motor-Carrier-Safety-Regulations-FMCSRs-Wh/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) Which May Be a Barrier to the Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems in Commercial Vehicle Operations; Public Meeting
139635regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/Hours-of-Service-of-Drivers-Application-for-Exempt-139635/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Notices Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Extension of Comment Period; Small Business in Transportation Coalition
139638regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/cranes-and-slings/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-139638/Cranes and SlingsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard
139639regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/driver-safety-motor-carriers/FMCSA-Proposed-Pilot-Program-to-Allow-Persons-Betw/Commercial Driver SafetyNotices FMCSA: Proposed Pilot Program to Allow Persons Between the Ages of 18 and 21 with Military Driving Experience to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
139640regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/driver-safety-motor-carriers/FMCSA-60-Day-Notice-of-Proposed-Information-Collec/Commercial Driver SafetyNotices FMCSA: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pilot Program To Allow 18- to 21-Year-Old Persons With Military Driving Experience To Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) in Interstate Commerce
139641regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-139641/OSHA Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Act Variance Regulations
139636regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-139636/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Methylene Chloride Standard
139637regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/cranes-and-slings/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-139637/Cranes and SlingsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Slings Standard
139632faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/-Is-the-wearing-of-shorts-in-a-parts-warehouse-per/PPE - GeneralQuestions & Answers Is the wearing of shorts in a parts warehouse permitted by OSHA?
139625regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-Revising-the-Beryllium-Standard-for-Ge-139625/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesProposed Rules 29 CFR 1910: Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
139626regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-Revising-the-Beryllium-Standard-for-Ge-139626/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910: Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
139630faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Are-there-white-paper-or-similar-reports-detailing/Alcohol & DrugsQuestions & Answers Are there white paper or similar reports detailing best practices for what type of drug testing policies or procedures work best?
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117029training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Working-Safely-with-Benzene-PDF-117029/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuizzes Working Safely with Benzene [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
117030training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Working-Safely-with-Benzene-PDF-/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesHandouts Working Safely with Benzene [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
114519training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Working-Safely-with-Methylene-Chloride-PDF-114519/Chemical HazardsQuizzes Working Safely with Methylene Chloride [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
114520training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Working-Safely-with-Methylene-Chloride-PDF-114520/Chemical HazardsHandouts Working Safely with Methylene Chloride [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
110318timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/First-Aid-Incident-Report/First AidForms First-Aid Incident Report
103431training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Security-in-the-Workplace-PDF-103431/Security - GeneralQuizzes Security in the Workplace [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
103433training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Security-in-the-Workplace-PDF-103433/Security - GeneralHandouts Security in the Workplace [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
100484training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-and-Alternate-Duty-Jobs-PDF/Workers' CompensationQuizzes Workers' Compensation and Alternate Duty Jobs [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
100485training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-and-Alternate-Duty-Jobs-PDF-1-100485/Workers' CompensationHandouts Workers' Compensation and Alternate Duty Jobs [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
100486training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-and-Alternate-Duty-Jobs-PDF-1/Workers' Compensation7 Minute Safety Trainer Workers' Compensation and Alternate Duty Jobs (Outline)
98003training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/back-safety/Safe-Lifting-Basics-PDF-98003/Back SafetyQuizzes Safe Lifting Basics [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
89940training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklift-Safety-Trainers-Outline-PDF/Forklifts7 Minute Safety Trainer Forklift Safety (Outline)
89941training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Forklift-Safety-Trainers-Quiz-PDF/ForkliftsQuizzes Forklift Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
78038training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-health/back-safety/Safe-Lifting-Basics-PDF/Back SafetyHandouts Safe Lifting Basics [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
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