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Regulatory Analysis
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Employee News Articles:
This month is National Safety Month! The National Safety Council (NSC) has broken the month into weeks of safety topics. Week 1 focuses on emergency preparedness.
A job hazard analysis (JHA) is a way of breaking down a job or task into its basic steps to find the potential hazards. Hazards can result in injuries and illnesses.
Week 2 of National Safety Month focuses on wellness. This month, the National Safety Council (NSC) wants to know: How much sleep are you getting?
Choose the correct response to the following statements.
According to NSC’s Safety + Health magazine, it can be obvious that there are safety and health hazards to watch out for in worksites that have heavy machinery and equipment, but not many employees think about the surprising number of hazards in an office setting.
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Notices:
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announced its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its revision and approval and invites public comment. The ICR is related to Form BMC-32 titled, ``Endorsement for Household Goods Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Cargo Liability Under 49 U.S.C. 13906.''
Speaker's Notes:
Zarheer Jooma, Electrical Engineer at E-Hazard, delves into the 5 steps to improving electrical safety including training employees, implementing job planning requirements, performing risk assessments for arc flash and shock hazards and more.
Speaker's Notes:
Alka Ramchandani, Labor and Employment Attorney at the San Francisco Office of Jackson Lewis P.C., talks about the health effects of silica exposure, controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, training requirements, and written exposure control plan requirements.
Notices:
In this notice, OSHA announced the application of FM Approvals, LLC, for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposed to add four test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
In this notice, OSHA announced its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). In addition, OSHA announces the addition of one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, discusses who is accountable for safety for temporary workers, recordkeeping issues concerning temporary workers, and the hazard communication standard.
Quizzes:
This safety session will teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works, and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this Spanish quiz to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety outline.
Handouts:
This safety session will teach employees to understand the purpose of behavior-based safety and how it works, and use observation and feedback to shape and reinforce safe behavior. Use this Spanish handout to accompany the Behavior-Based Safety outline.
Notices:
In this notice, OSHA announced the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
In this notice, OSHA announced the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Plans:
This Injury and Illness Prevention Program template for hospitals in all jurisdictions can be used to develop a comprehensive written safety program.
Notices:
OSHA solicited public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Inorganic Arsenic Standard.
Proposed Rules:
OSHA proposed to adopt a number of clarifying amendments to address the application of the beryllium standard to materials containing trace amounts of beryllium.
Final Rules:
In this Direct Final Rule (DFR), OSHA is adopting a number of clarifying amendments to address the application of the beryllium standard to materials containing trace amounts of beryllium.
White Papers:
One of OSHA’s priority goals for 2018 is the reduction of worker injuries from excavation and trenching accidents. One approach to the problem is horizontal directional drilling (HDD), also called trenchless drilling. This technology eliminates the hazards of open trenches, mainly cave-ins or collapses of the trench walls. But HDD comes with its own set of hazards.
Plans:
This plan describes safe practices for lifting and moving patients who require total or partial moving or transfer assistance in order to reduce incidents of musculoskeletal injuries.
Updated Documents
Quizzes:
When a serious injury occurs in your workplace, your employees have to think and act quickly. Medical assistance may be only minutes away, but sometimes seconds count. What your workers do in those first few seconds and minutes can make the difference between life and death. Quick, calm, and correct action can make all the difference. Use this Basic First Aid quiz to train your workers on first aid.
Training Exercises:
DOT's rules require you to check for substance abuse among your drivers and make sure that they do not work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Use this DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules exercise to train your workers on alcohol and drugs (motor carriers).
Trainer's Guides:
Use this DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules guide to train your supervisors how to identify and address alcohol and substance abuse among drivers and understand what DOT rules require them to do.
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139360training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Emergency-preparedness-AEDs/Emergency PreparednessEmployee News Articles Emergency preparedness: AEDs
139361training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Job-hazard-analysis-139361/Job Hazard AnalysisEmployee News Articles Job hazard analysis
139362training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-health/Wellness-Catch-some-zs/Health - GeneralEmployee News Articles Wellness: Catch some z’s
139363training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Job-hazard-analysis-Quiz-/Job Hazard AnalysisEmployee News Articles Job hazard analysis: Quiz
139364training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Falls-Dont-get-tripped-up-at-work/Slips and FallsEmployee News Articles Falls: Don’t get tripped up at work
139365fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Ant-Hazards/Job Hazard AnalysisCartoons Ant Hazards
139366regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/motor-carrier-safety/49-CFR-350-360-365-373-380-382-383-384-385-387-390/Motor Carrier SafetyFinal Rules 49 CFR 350, 360, 365, 373, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 387, 390, 393, 395, 396, 397, and 398: General Technical, Organizational, Conforming, and Correcting Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
139344regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/motor-carrier-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Revision-139344/Motor Carrier SafetyNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Information Collection: Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding
139349training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2018-02-Electrical-Safety-Hazard-Reduction/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2018-02]: Electrical Safety Hazard Reduction: How to Zap Common Mistakes that Cause Crippling Injuries, Facility Damage, and OSHA Fines
139350training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2018-02-Electrical-Safety-Hazard-Reduction-139350/Electrical SafetyOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-02]: Electrical Safety Hazard Reduction: How to Zap Common Mistakes that Cause Crippling Injuries, Facility Damage, and OSHA Fines
139351training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Webinar-2018-02-CalOSHAs-Silica-Standard-How-to-Co/Silica (General Industry)Speaker's Notes Webinar [2018-02]: Cal/OSHA's Silica Standard: How to Control Employee Exposure and be in Compliance for Concrete and Masonry Operations
139352training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Webinar-2018-02-CalOSHAs-Silica-Standard-How-to-Co-139352/Silica (General Industry)On-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-02]: Cal/OSHA's Silica Standard: How to Control Employee Exposure and be in Compliance for Concrete and Masonry Operations
139335regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/FM-Approvals-LLC-Application-for-Expansion-of-Reco/Safety - GeneralNotices FM Approvals LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
139336regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/MET-Laboratories-Inc.-Grant-of-Expansion-of-Recogn-139336/Safety - GeneralNotices MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
139108training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/temporary-workers/Webinar-2018-02-Temporary-Worker-Safety-101-Essent/Temporary WorkersSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2018-02]: Temporary Worker Safety 101: Essential Strategies for Host Employers and Staffing Agencies
139112training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/temporary-workers/Webinar-2018-02-Temporary-Worker-Safety-101-Essent-139112/Temporary WorkersOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2018-02]: Temporary Worker Safety 101: Essential Strategies for Host Employers and Staffing Agencies
139328training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-Span/Safety AttitudeQuizzes Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
139329training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/safety-administration/safety-attitude/Behavior-Based-Safety-7-Minute-Safety-Trainer-Span-139329/Safety AttitudeHandouts Behavior-Based Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer] - Spanish
139332regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/CSA-Group-Testing-Certification-Inc.-Grant-of-Expa/Safety - GeneralNotices CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
139333regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/MET-Laboratories-Inc.-Grant-of-Expansion-of-Recogn/Safety - GeneralNotices MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
139318timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Injury-and-Illness-Prevention-Program-for-Hospital/Healthcare SafetyPlans Injury and Illness Prevention Program for Hospitals (All Jurisdictions)
139320faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Had-an-employer-request-assistance-with-an-employe/Chemical HazardsQuestions & Answers Can an employer force a pregnant employee to work somewhere else that is not near chemicals that may cause problems for the unborn child?
139327faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/compressed-gases/Good-morning-we-are-looking-for-answers-about-runn/Compressed GasesQuestions & Answers We would like to run air line in our shop for machinery. Is there a code or regulation that requires certain pipe in the ceiling, or is it OK to use soft line as long as its rated for certain PSI?
139301regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Inorganic-Arsenic-Standard-Extension-of-the-Office-139301/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesNotices Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
139286regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-Revising-the-Beryllium-Standard-for-Ge/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesProposed Rules 29 CFR 1910: Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
139287regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-Revising-the-Beryllium-Standard-for-Ge-139287/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesFinal Rules 29 CFR 1910: Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
139289reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Recognizing-the-hazards-of-trenchless-drilling/Trenching (Construction)White Papers Recognizing the hazards of trenchless drilling
139292timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Safe-Patient-Handling-and-Mobility-Program/Healthcare SafetyPlans Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program
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115163training.aspx/training/quizzes/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/Basic-First-Aid-Word/First AidQuizzes Basic First Aid (Word)
109140training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/transportation-safety/alcohol-and-drugs-testing-motor-carriers/DOT-Alcohol-and-Drug-Testing-Rules-PDF-109140/Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)Training Exercises DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules Exercise 1
109143training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/transportation-safety/alcohol-and-drugs-testing-motor-carriers/DOT-Alcohol-and-Drug-Testing-Rules-PDF-109143/Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)Trainer's Guides DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Rules--What Supervisors Need to Know
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OSHA Challenge
According to the Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda, what requirement(s) does OSHA intend to propose removing from its rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses?
• Requiring establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit data from Form 300A
• Requiring establishments with 20-249 workers to electronically submit data from Form 300A
• Requiring establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit data from Forms 300 and 301
• All of the above
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