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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:
FMCSA extends the compliance date for the requirement established by the December 5, 2016, Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) final rule that States request information from the Clearinghouse (``query'') about individuals before completing certain commercial driver's license (CDL) transactions for those drivers. The States' compliance with this requirement, currently due to begin on January 6, 2020, is delayed until January 6, 2023.
Questions & Answers:
If LOTO is always performed to eliminate a moving equipment hazard before entry, can a confined space be reclassified as non-permit required and what documentation would be required?
What is considered alternative control under lockout/tagout standard?
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on winter holiday fire safety, first-aid kits, silica dust, and hand-washing tips for cold season.
White Papers:
Wondering what to expect on the safety front in 2020? From likely regulatory activity to the aging workforce, fatigue, cannabis, and more, check out the issues to watch in the new year.
Updated Documents
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141581regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/alcohol-and-drugs-testing-motor-carriers/49-CFR-382-383-and-384-Extension-of-Compliance-Dat-141581/Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 382, 383, and 384 - Extension of Compliance Date for States' Query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
141559faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/We-have-a-permit-required-confined-space-where-mov/Confined SpacesQuestions & Answers If LOTO is always performed to eliminate a moving equipment hazard before entry, can a confined space be reclassified as non-permit required and what documentation would be required?
141560faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/What-is-considered-alternative-control-under-locko/Lockout/TagoutQuestions & Answers What is considered alternative control under lockout/tagout standard?
141549employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/December-2019-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters December 2019 Safety Works for Employees
141552reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/An-employers-guide-to-top-occupational-safety-and-/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers An employer’s guide to top occupational safety and health issues in 2020
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