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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
Proposed Rules:
OSHA has requested information, data, and comments that would assist the agency in determining under what conditions control circuit type devices could safely be used for the control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout).
Speaker's Notes:
Metrics are a core component of every safety professional’s job, from straightforward tracking of injuries and lost-time incidents to the more challenging task of quantifying safe behaviors, attitudes, and other leading indicators. Chuck Pettinger, PhD, process improvement leader at Predictive Solutions, provides insight into the key elements of good safety perception survey design and shares practical tips for measuring difficult-to-quantify factors that contribute to safety success.
On-Demand Webinars:
Metrics are a core component of every safety professional’s job, from straightforward tracking of injuries and lost-time incidents to the more challenging task of quantifying safe behaviors, attitudes, and other leading indicators. Chuck Pettinger, PhD, process improvement leader at Predictive Solutions, provides insight into the key elements of good safety perception survey design and shares practical tips for measuring difficult-to-quantify factors that contribute to safety success.
Final Rules:
OSHA has issued a final rule removing or revising outdated, duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements in its safety and health standards. The current review, the fourth in this ongoing effort, the Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV (SIP-IV), reduces regulatory burden while maintaining or enhancing worker safety and health, and improving privacy protections.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, provides important information on employee accommodation requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), strategies to make sure both your safety and ADA programs are aligned and legal approaches to consider when things get complicated.
On-Demand Webinars:
Adele Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, provides important information on employee accommodation requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), strategies to make sure both your safety and ADA programs are aligned and legal approaches to consider when things get complicated.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA requires you the employer to certify in writing that each operator of a forklift or other powered industrial truck has been trained and evaluated. The record must be kept with the employee's file; there is no requirement that the operator carry a card or other form of certification while working on the forklift. There is no requirement to keep copies of written exams or of the practical evaluation.
Posters:
Download this poster and use it in the workplace to illustrate the do's and don'ts of wearing protective clothing.
White Papers:
Your fatigued, sleep-deprived workers may be costing you in accidents, injuries, and other consequences. One study estimated that fatigue costs U.S. employers $136 billion just in lost productivity.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
Use this training outline to teach employees to recognize the health hazards and symptoms of exposure to methylene chloride, and use all available precautions to minimize exposure.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the outline train your workers about methylene chloride.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the trainer's outline to train your workers about methylene chloride.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
Use this trainer's outline to train your workers about Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). This safety session teaches employees to be aware of MSDs, signs, and symptoms, and recognize the need to report them early.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the trainer's outline to train your workers about MSDs.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the trainer's outline to train your workers about MSDs.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
Use this trainer's outline to teach employees to understand the risks involved in trenching and excavating, and know what’s involved in safety planning for such jobs.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the trainer's outline to train your workers about planning for trench and excavation safety.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the trainer's outline to train your workers about planning trench and excavation safety.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session should teach employees to recognize the hazards of pneumatic and powder-actuated fastening tools, and use safe work practices with powered fastening tools to prevent injuries.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the trainer's outline to train your workers about powered fastening tools.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the trainer's outline to train your workers about powered fastening tools.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
Use this trainer's outline to teach employees to recognize the effects of too little sleep on health and safety, and identify ways to improve sleep habits.
Handouts:
Use this handout with the trainer's outline to train your workers about sleep, health, and safety.
Quizzes:
Use this quiz with the trainer's outline to train your workers about sleep, health, and safety.
Questions & Answers:
I'm looking for standards regarding eating food in the work area. We have a vehicle maintenance shop and employees will eat at their work station which is in close proximity to chemicals and flying debris.
Is there a regulation requiring employees who conduct field work to have a cell phone provided by the employer, especially when there is an emergency?
Speaker's Notes:
OSHA has updated its standard relating to the training, certification, licensing, and evaluation of crane operators in construction. In this webinar, speakers Graham Brent, CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and Thom Sicklesteel, General Manager of Leavitt Cranes, will provide information so you can ensure that your crane operators are competent and qualified to operate equipment safely and that your crane program meets OSHA’s requirements. 
On-Demand Webinars:
OSHA has updated its standard relating to the training, certification, licensing, and evaluation of crane operators in construction. In this webinar, speakers Graham Brent, CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and Thom Sicklesteel, General Manager of Leavitt Cranes, will provide information so you can ensure that your crane operators are competent and qualified to operate equipment safely and that your crane program meets OSHA’s requirements. 
Guidance Documents:
This guide is intended to help small employers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
This document is designed to help manufacturers and importers of chemicals not only identify chemical hazards, but also to classify these hazards so that workers and downstream users can be informed about and better understand these hazards as required by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.
This guide is intended to help small employers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
Questions & Answers:
We are looking into evacuation plans and their requirements. I noticed on the OHSA site it says it strongly suggests have Evacuation Route Maps. I haven’t noticed anywhere it says its required. Are there requirements?
OSHA’s lockout/tagout rule at 29 CFR 1910.147 does not prescribe a specific type of locking device or tag for equipment, but it must use a positive means such as a lock, either key or combination type, to hold an energy isolating device in a safe position and prevent the energizing of a machine or equipment.
White Papers:
The opportunities for safety professionals are expected to continue growing over the next several years at a rate higher than most occupations. Government agencies and professional safety organizations have concerns about the future of the field that include demographic shifts, changes in the role of certifications, and more.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
OSHA’s lockout/tagout rule at 29 CFR 1910.147 does not prescribe a specific type of locking device or tag for equipment, but it must use a positive means such as a lock, either key or combination type, to hold an energy isolating device in a safe position and prevent the energizing of a machine or equipment.
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140932regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/lockout-tagout-LOTO/29-CFR-1910-The-Control-of-Hazardous-Energy-Lockou/Lockout/TagoutProposed Rules 29 CFR 1910 - The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
140929training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-culture/Webinar-2019-02-Getting-a-Pulse-on-your-Safety-Cul/Safety CultureSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-02]: Getting a Pulse on your Safety Culture: How Perception Surveys Can Help Predict and Prevent Injuries
140930training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-culture/Webinar-2019-02-Getting-a-Pulse-on-your-Safety-Cul-140930/Safety CultureOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-02]: Getting a Pulse on your Safety Culture: How Perception Surveys Can Help Predict and Prevent Injuries
140920regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/29-CFR-1904-1910-1915-et-al.-Standards-Improvement/OSHA Final Rules 29 CFR 1904, 1910, 1915, et al. - Standards Improvement Project--Phase IV; Final Rule
140921training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2019-02-ADA-vs.-Safety-How-to-Ensure-that-/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-02]: ADA vs. Safety: How to Ensure that Your Safety Policy Doesn’t Undermine Obligations to Make Disability Accommodations
140922training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2019-02-ADA-vs.-Safety-How-to-Ensure-that-140922/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-02]: ADA vs. Safety: How to Ensure that Your Safety Policy Doesn’t Undermine Obligations to Make Disability Accommodations
140918faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/What-documentation-does-OSHA-require-employers-to-/ForkliftsQuestions & Answers What documentation does OSHA require employers to have on file for operators of powered industrial trucks? Do they require a physical license card for the employee to carry on them at all times? Do they require records of the practical evaluation?
140919timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-posters/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Dress-to-Protect-Yourself/PPE - GeneralPosters Dress to Protect Yourself
140914reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Fatigue-on-the-job-Dangerous-and-draining/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Fatigue on the job: Dangerous and draining
140896training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Methylene-Chloride-140896/Chemical Hazards7 Minute Safety Trainer Methylene Chloride
140897training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Methylene-Chloride-140897/Chemical HazardsHandouts Methylene Chloride
140898training.aspx/training/quizzes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Methylene-Chloride-140898/Chemical HazardsQuizzes Methylene Chloride
140899training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Musculoskeletal-Disorders-MSD/Ergonomics 7 Minute Safety Trainer Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
140900training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Musculoskeletal-Disorders-MSD-140900/Ergonomics Handouts Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
140901training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Musculoskeletal-Disorders-MSD-140901/Ergonomics Quizzes Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
140902training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Planning-Trenching-and-Excavating/Trenching (Construction)7 Minute Safety Trainer Planning Trenching and Excavating
140903training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Planning-Trenching-and-Excavating-140903/Trenching (Construction)Handouts Planning Trenching and Excavating
140904training.aspx/training/quizzes/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Planning-Trenching-and-Excavating-140904/Trenching (Construction)Quizzes Planning Trenching and Excavating
140905training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Powered-Fastening-Tools/Hand and Portable Power Tools7 Minute Safety Trainer Powered Fastening Tools
140906training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Powered-Fastening-Tools-140906/Hand and Portable Power ToolsHandouts Powered Fastening Tools
140907training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Powered-Fastening-Tools-140907/Hand and Portable Power ToolsQuizzes Powered Fastening Tools
140908training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/employee-health/employee-health/Sleep-Health-and-Safety/Health - General7 Minute Safety Trainer Sleep, Health, and Safety
140909training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-health/employee-health/Sleep-Health-and-Safety-140909/Health - GeneralHandouts Sleep, Health, and Safety
140910training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/employee-health/Sleep-Health-and-Safety-140910/Health - GeneralQuizzes Sleep, Health, and Safety
140891faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/hello-Im-looking-for-standards-regarding-eating-fo/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers We have a vehicle maintenance shop, and employees will eat in close proximity to chemicals and flying debris. Are there standard that address this issue?
140892faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/transportation-safety/driving-safely/By-chance-is-there-a-regulation-regarding-employee/Cell PhonesQuestions & Answers Is there a regulation requiring employees who conduct field work to have a cell phone provided by the employer, especially when there is an emergency?
140884training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/construction-safety/cranes-and-derricks-construction/Webinar-2019-02-Crane-Operator-Qualification-What-/Cranes and Derricks (Construction)Speaker's Notes Webinar [2019-02]: Crane Operator Qualification: What OSHA’s Long-awaited Final Rule Means for Your Organization
140885training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/construction-safety/cranes-and-derricks-construction/Webinar-2019-02-Crane-Operator-Qualification-What-140885/Cranes and Derricks (Construction)On-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-02]: Crane Operator Qualification: What OSHA’s Long-awaited Final Rule Means for Your Organization
140887reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Hazard-Communication-Small-Entity-Compliance-Guide/Hazard Communication Guidance Documents Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers the Use Hazardous Chemicals
140888reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/-/Hazard Communication Guidance Documents Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers (Spanish)
140889reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazard-communication/Hazard-Communication-Small-Entity-Compliance-Guide-140889/Hazard Communication Guidance Documents Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers the Use Hazardous Chemicals (Spanish)
140854faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/exit-routes/We-are-looking-into-evacuation-plans-and-their-req/Exit RoutesQuestions & Answers We are looking into evacuation plans and their requirements. I noticed on the OHSA site it says it strongly suggests have Evacuation Route Maps. I haven’t noticed anywhere it says its required. Are there requirements?
140880faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/What-type-of-LOTO-kit-should-a-shop-working-on-hea/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers What type of LOTO kit should a shop use for working on heavy equipment like forklifts and machines like grinders?
140881reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Inside-the-safety-profession-Growth-and-changes/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Inside the safety profession: Growth and changes
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140880faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/What-type-of-LOTO-kit-should-a-shop-working-on-hea/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers What type of LOTO kit should a shop use for working on heavy equipment like forklifts and machines like grinders?
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