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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
Final Rules:
DOL has issued a final rule finalizing regulations to implement an Executive order titled "Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors," which was signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on April 27, 2021.
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session teaches trainees to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and who is at risk; identify how respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 are transmitted; and implement the safe practices that prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. Note: This session has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches trainees to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and who is at risk; identify how respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 are transmitted; and implement the safe practices that prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. Note: This session has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches trainees to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and who is at risk; identify how respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 are transmitted; and implement the safe practices that prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. Note: This session has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
Speaker's Notes:
This insightful webinar gives compliance tips for existing rules on walking-working surfaces, as well as updates on proposed changes to those rules.
On-Demand Webinars:
This insightful webinar gives compliance tips for existing rules on walking-working surfaces, as well as updates on proposed changes to those rules.
Final Rules:
OSHA has issued a final rule ratifying an interim final rule codifying an emergency temporary standard to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers from the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Checklists:
This checklist will allow you to quickly evaluate whether your organization is taking appropriate actions to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) under 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.501.
Plans:
This is a model template prepared by OSHA. The OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing generally requires covered employers to establish, implement, and enforce a written mandatory vaccination policy or a policy that allows any employee to either choose to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of regular testing for COVID-19 and wear a face covering in lieu of vaccination. Employers may use this template to develop a policy that provides employees the choice of COVID-19 vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing and face covering use.
White Papers:
How likely are you to see a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) show up at your workplace for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection?
Toolbox Talks:
This talk discusses practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, including how the disease is transmitted, symptoms of COVID-19, and ways to stay safe and healthy. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk discusses recommended practices for social distancing for workers who are unvaccinated or otherwise at risk for infection with COVID-19. It also applies to workers who are vaccinated but located in areas of substantial or high community transmission of COVID-19. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk is for employees who are returning to the workplace following the reopening of companies that temporarily closed or implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk provides information on how employees can manage stress they may have about transitioning back to work, as well as information on how employees can feel safe in their work environment. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk discusses OSHA's and the CDC's recommendations for wearing face masks in public, including the workplace. Consult your state or local health agencies for further guidance. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk is for passenger van drivers and discusses how to manage potential COVID-19 exposure so that workers can safely perform their job functions. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on the dangers of carbon monoxide; lifting for electrical contractors (heavy objects); commercial driver safety (safe backing techniques); and confined space entrant best practices.
This month's issue includes information on corrosives (safety practices and emergency response); World Soil Day; and the chemical chloropicrin.
Employee News Articles:
Overexerting yourself or muscling your way through the work and the stress repeated heavy lifting has on your body are the biggest causes of shoulder and back injuries. Fortunately, there are heavy object best practices to follow to prevent injury.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. Exposure can be deadly. Because you can be overcome by CO quickly and its symptoms can easily be mistaken for less fatal ailments, it’s important to be aware of how CO is produced, what happens if you’re exposed, and what to do if you have or observe exposure symptoms.
As an authorized entrant, who is an employee trained and approved to enter a permit-required confined space by an employer, you need to follow certain procedures on the job to keep you and other employees safe.
When backing up a commercial motor vehicle, there are best practices you must follow to keep you and others safe.
Quiz for "Commercial driver safety–Safe backing techniques".
Updated Documents
Toolbox Talks:
This talk discusses practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, including how the disease is transmitted, symptoms of COVID-19, and ways to stay safe and healthy. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk discusses recommended practices for social distancing for workers who are unvaccinated or otherwise at risk for infection with COVID-19. It also applies to workers who are vaccinated but located in areas of substantial or high community transmission of COVID-19. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk is for employees who are returning to the workplace following the reopening of companies that temporarily closed or implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk provides information on how employees can manage stress they may have about transitioning back to work, as well as information on how employees can feel safe in their work environment. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
This talk is for passenger van drivers and discusses how to manage potential COVID-19 exposure so that workers can safely perform their job functions. Note: This toolbox talk has been updated to conform to OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing. Pending litigation, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS. However, it is recommended that employers start creating policies and procedures for compliance with the ETS to be prepared should the stay be lifted.
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144808regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/workers-workmen-compensation/29-CFR-10-and-23-Increasing-the-Minimum-Wage-for-F/Workers' CompensationFinal Rules 29 CFR 10 and 23 - Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors; Final Rule
142167training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/employee-health/employee-health/Safe-Practices-to-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-O/Health - General7 Minute Safety Trainer Safe Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (Outline)
142168training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/employee-health/employee-health/Safe-Practices-to-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-7/Health - GeneralHandouts Safe Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
142169training.aspx/training/quizzes/employee-health/employee-health/Safe-Practices-to-Prevent-the-Spread-of-COVID-19-7-142169/Health - GeneralQuizzes Safe Practices to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
144786training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Webinar-2021-08-Walking-Working-Surfaces-Complianc/Slips and FallsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2021-08]: Walking-Working Surfaces: Compliance Tips for the Existing Rules and Proposed Changes
144787training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Webinar-2021-08-Walking-Working-Surfaces-Complianc-144787/Slips and FallsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2021-08]: Walking-Working Surfaces: Compliance Tips for the Existing Rules and Proposed Changes
144770regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/29-CFR-Parts-1910-1915-1917-1918-1926-and-1928-COV/OSHA Final Rules 29 CFR 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928 - COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard
144779timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Checklist-OSHAs-Vaccination-ETS/Health - GeneralChecklists COVID-19 Checklist: OSHA's Vaccination ETS
144769timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Vaccination-Testing-and-Face-Covering-Pol/Health - GeneralPlans COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering Policy Template
144755reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-workplace-inspections/Understanding-OSHAs-emphasis-programs/Inspections White Papers Understanding OSHA's emphasis programs
141943training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Preventing-the-spread-in-the-workplace/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Preventing the spread in the workplace
142119training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/Social-distancing-in-the-workplace/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Social distancing in the workplace
142133training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-wellness/COVID-19-Managing-the-stress-of-returning-to-the-w/WellnessToolbox Talks COVID-19: Managing the stress of returning to the workplace
142250training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Cloth-face-coverings/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Face coverings
142706training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Passenger-van-drivers/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Passenger van drivers
144747employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/December-2021-Customizable-Safety-Employee-Newslet/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters December 2021 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter
144748employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/December-2021-Customizable-EHS-Employee-Newsletter/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters December 2021 Customizable EHS Employee Newsletter
144749training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/back-safety/Lifting-for-electrical-contractorsHeavy-objects/Back SafetyEmployee News Articles Lifting for electrical contractors—Heavy objects
144750training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/hazardous-substances-and-materials/air-contaminants/Dangers-of-carbon-monoxide-144750/Air ContaminantsEmployee News Articles Dangers of carbon monoxide
144751training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-space-entrant/Confined SpacesEmployee News Articles Confined space entrant
144752training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Commercial-driver-safetySafe-backing-techniques/Commercial Driver SafetyEmployee News Articles Commercial driver safety—Safe backing techniques
144753training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Commercial-driver-safetySafe-backing-techniques-QU/Commercial Driver SafetyEmployee News Articles Commercial driver safety—Safe backing techniques: QUIZ
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141943training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Preventing-the-spread-in-the-workplace/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Preventing the spread in the workplace
142119training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/Social-distancing-in-the-workplace/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Social distancing in the workplace
142133training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-wellness/COVID-19-Managing-the-stress-of-returning-to-the-w/WellnessToolbox Talks COVID-19: Managing the stress of returning to the workplace
142706training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/COVID-19-Passenger-van-drivers/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks COVID-19: Passenger van drivers
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