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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:
FMCSA proposes amendments to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety.
FMCSA proposes amendments to the Agency's financial assistance programs resulting from the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, including amendments based on the funding formula recommendations derived from the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Formula Working Group (working group).
Audio Presentations:
Use this Scissor Lifts course to train your workers that work on or around scissor lifts about the hazards and safe practices.
Speaker's Notes:
In this on-demand webinar, Ryan Miller, electrical engineer with Herzig Engineering, discusses how to comply with NFPA 70E consensus standards and maintain an effective electrical safety program.
In this on-demand webinar, Ryan Miller, electrical engineer with Herzig Engineering, discusses how to comply with NFPA 70E consensus standards and maintain an effective electrical safety program.
On-Demand Webinars:
In this on-demand webinar, Ryan Miller, electrical engineer with Herzig Engineering, discusses how to comply with NFPA 70E consensus standards and maintain an effective electrical safety program.
Proposed Rules:
The FMCSA announces that it will hold two public listening sessions concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers. On August 19, 2019, FMCSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater flexibility for drivers who are subject to the HOS rules without adversely affecting safety.
Guidance Documents:
This OSHA guidance document can assist employers in understanding how to use leading indicators to improve safety and health outcomes in the workplace.
Notices:
OSHA is requesting information on the effectiveness of engineering and work practice control methods not currently included for the tasks and equipment listed on Table 1 of the Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction. The agency is also requesting information on tasks and equipment involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica that are not currently listed on Table 1, along with information on the effectiveness of engineering and work practice control methods in limiting worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica when performing those tasks.
Questions & Answers:
According to OSHA’s PIT rule and letter of interpretation of the rule, every 3 years a trainer or someone experienced operating forklifts or other powered industrial trucks [mobile powered equipment] must observe the forklift operator perform forklift operations at the operator's 3rd anniversary.
Speaker's Notes:
In this on-demand webinar, Abby Ferri, vice president at Hays Companies, discusses how to balance the use of safety incentives and discipline to get the best results when enforcing safety policies and practices.
On-Demand Webinars:
In this on-demand webinar, Abby Ferri, vice president at Hays Companies, discusses how to balance the use of safety incentives and discipline to get the best results when enforcing safety policies and practices.
Questions & Answers:
With the new regulation coming out 1/1/2020 about manufacturers supplying a lithium battery test summary, what is the requirements for the tests that need to be done?
PowerPoints:
A supervisor's actions can either make workers' compensation a smooth process that supports employees in a time of need or turn it into a nightmare of headaches and liability. Supervisors working with employees are in the best position to spot and guide employees who may need to file a claim as well as to help the organization control costs by modeling and encouraging best practices that prevent workplace injuries and illness. This course explains the benefits of workers' compensation and a supervisor's role in the process. At the end of the training session, you will be able to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation, complete reports and help workers file claims, maintain contact with employees on leave and ease their return to work, and help prevent workplace accidents and keep workers' comp costs down.
Quizzes:
A supervisor's actions can either make workers' compensation a smooth process that supports employees in a time of need or turn it into a nightmare of headaches and liability. Supervisors working with employees are in the best position to spot and guide employees who may need to file a claim as well as to help the organization control costs by modeling and encouraging best practices that prevent workplace injuries and illness. This course explains the benefits of workers' compensation and a supervisor's role in the process. At the end of the training session, you will be able to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation, complete reports and help workers file claims, maintain contact with employees on leave and ease their return to work, and help prevent workplace accidents and keep workers' comp costs down.
Speaker's Notes:
A supervisor's actions can either make workers' compensation a smooth process that supports employees in a time of need or turn it into a nightmare of headaches and liability. Supervisors working with employees are in the best position to spot and guide employees who may need to file a claim as well as to help the organization control costs by modeling and encouraging best practices that prevent workplace injuries and illness. This course explains the benefits of workers' compensation and a supervisor's role in the process. At the end of the training session, you will be able to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation, complete reports and help workers file claims, maintain contact with employees on leave and ease their return to work, and help prevent workplace accidents and keep workers' comp costs down.
Training Exercises:
A supervisor's actions can either make workers' compensation a smooth process that supports employees in a time of need or turn it into a nightmare of headaches and liability. Supervisors working with employees are in the best position to spot and guide employees who may need to file a claim as well as to help the organization control costs by modeling and encouraging best practices that prevent workplace injuries and illness. This course explains the benefits of workers' compensation and a supervisor's role in the process. At the end of the training session, you will be able to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation, complete reports and help workers file claims, maintain contact with employees on leave and ease their return to work, and help prevent workplace accidents and keep workers' comp costs down.
A supervisor's actions can either make workers' compensation a smooth process that supports employees in a time of need or turn it into a nightmare of headaches and liability. Supervisors working with employees are in the best position to spot and guide employees who may need to file a claim as well as to help the organization control costs by modeling and encouraging best practices that prevent workplace injuries and illness. This course explains the benefits of workers' compensation and a supervisor's role in the process. At the end of the training session, you will be able to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation, complete reports and help workers file claims, maintain contact with employees on leave and ease their return to work, and help prevent workplace accidents and keep workers' comp costs down.
White Papers:
How do you effectively manage both a workplace safety and health program and a workers’ compensation insurance policy? Could improving your workers’ compensation results actually help you better comply with occupational safety and health regulations?
Updated Documents
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141208regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/49-CFR-395-Hours-of-Service-of-Drivers-141208/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers
141209regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/49-CFR-350-355-and-388-Motor-Carrier-Safety-Assist/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 350, 355, and 388 - Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
141212training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-audio-presentations/construction-safety/scaffolding-construction/Scissor-Lifts-Operator-Safety/Scaffolding (Construction)Audio Presentations Scissor Lifts: Operator Safety
141201training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2019-05-Arc-Flash-Hazards-How-to-Conduct-A/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-05]: Arc Flash Hazards: How to Conduct Assessments to Comply with NFPA 70E Training Requirements and Minimize Injury Risk
141202training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2019-05-Arc-Flash-Hazards-How-to-Conduct-A-141202/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-05]: Arc Flash Hazards: How to Conduct Assessments to Comply with NFPA 70E Training Requirements and Minimize Injury Risk
141206training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2019-05-Arc-Flash-Hazards-How-to-Conduct-A-141206/Electrical SafetyOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-05]: Arc Flash Hazards: How to Conduct Assessments to Comply with NFPA 70E Training Requirements and Minimize Injury Risk
141194regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/49-CFR-395-Hours-of-Service-of-Drivers/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers
141195reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/safety-administration/EHS-metrics/Using-Leading-Indicators-to-Improve-Safety-and-Hea/EHS MetricsGuidance Documents Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes [OSHA]
141189regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/silica-construction/29-CFR-1910-1915-and-1926-Occupational-Exposure-to-141189/Silica (Construction)Notices 29 CFR 1910, 1915, and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica--Specified Exposure Control Methods
141179faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/If-we-certify-our-forklift-drivers-every-three-yea/ForkliftsQuestions & Answers If we certify our forklift drivers every three years, do they need to go through both classroom and practical evaluation or can we only conduct practical evaluation to satisfy the 3 year recertification?
141176training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2019-05-Incentives-and-Awards-Creating-an-/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-05]: Incentives and Awards: Creating an Effective Program That Won’t Raise Red Flags with OSHA
141177training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2019-05-Incentives-and-Awards-Creating-an-141177/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-05]: Incentives and Awards: Creating an Effective Program That Won’t Raise Red Flags with OSHA
141178faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/transportation-safety/hazardous-materials-transportation/With-the-new-regulation-coming-out-112020-about-ma/HazMat TransportationQuestions & Answers With the new regulation coming out 1/1/2020 about manufacturers supplying a lithium battery test summary, what is the requirements for the tests that need to be done?
78098training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-Safety-Presentation-PPT/Workers' CompensationPowerPoints Workers' Compensation: What Supervisors Need to Know (PPT)
78137training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-Safety-Quiz-Word/Workers' CompensationQuizzes Workers' Compensation: What Supervisors Need to Know (Word)
78138training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-Safety-Trainers-Outline-Scri/Workers' CompensationSpeaker's Notes Workers' Compensation: What Supervisors Need to Know - Script View
101021training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-Exercise-1-PDF/Workers' CompensationTraining Exercises Workers' Compensation: What Supervisors Need to Know Exercise 1 (PDF)
101022training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Workers-Compensation-Exercise-2-PDF/Workers' CompensationTraining Exercises Workers' Compensation: What Supervisors Need to Know Exercise 2 (PDF)
141161reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Managing-workers-compensation-to-boost-safety-perf/Workers' CompensationWhite Papers Managing workers’ compensation to boost safety performance
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