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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.
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Notices:
OSHA has issued a notice of a final policy for transitioning to the termination of the Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program.
FMCSA has issued a notice of its decision to renew exemptions for 7 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have "no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.''
FMCSA has issued notice of its decision to renew exemptions for 9 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have "no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.''
Final Rules:
FMCSA has issued a final rule to clarify the definition of the terms "any agricultural commodity,'' "livestock,'' and ``non-processed food,'' as the terms are used in the definition of "agricultural commodity'' for the purposes of the Agency's ``Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers'' regulations.
Proposed Rules:
DOT has issued a proposed rule to update and codify its internal order establishing the responsibilities and procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), currently found in DOT Order 5610.1C, "Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts,'' which was issued in 1979 and last updated in 1985.
Notices:
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Public comments are invited.
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approva. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approva. Public comments on the ICR are invited.
The DOL has submitted OSHA-sponsored information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. Public comments are invited.
Notices:
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored information information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.
The DOL has submitted this OSHA-sponsored informationcollection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.
Quizzes:
This safety session should teach employees to recognize the special hazards of nightshift work and be aware of steps they can take to work more safely at night. Use this quiz to accompany the Stay Awake to Nightshift Work Safety Problems 7-Minute Safety Trainer.
White Papers:
What should you expect from OSHA under the incoming president, Joseph R. Biden Jr.? Will it be a "2.0" version of the agency as it existed under President Barack Obama? How much will the events of the past 4 years alter its priorities?
Speaker's Notes:
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the importance of risk assessments for use in a continual improvement effort to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
On-Demand Webinars:
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the importance of risk assessments for use in a continual improvement effort to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
Questions & Answers:
Is there an exact distance from safety sensors and points of operation of machinery? I have always had our sensors with at least 2 feet of distance between operators and machinery in operation. Is this correct?
Notices:
OSHA has given notice that it is seeking public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Material Hoists, and Elevators; Posting Requirements.
Updated Documents
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142839regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/Nationally-Recognized-Testing-Laboratories-Policy-/Safety - GeneralNotices Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Policy for Transitioning to Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP) Termination
142840regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Qualification-of-Drivers-Exemption-Applications-Ep-142840/Commercial Driver SafetyNotices Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
142841regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Qualification-of-Drivers-Exemption-Applications-Ep-142841/Commercial Driver SafetyNotices Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
142842regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/hours-of-service-motor-carriers/49-CFR-395-Hours-of-Service-of-Drivers-Definition-142842/Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)Final Rules 49 CFR 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers; Definition of Agricultural Commodity
142836regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/DOT-department-of-transportation/49-CFR-13-Procedures-for-Considering-Environmental/Dept. of Transportation (DOT)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 13 - Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts
142829regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/construction-safety/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142829/Construction - GeneralNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Underground Construction Standard
142830regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/aerial-lifts/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142830/Aerial LiftsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance
142831regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/aerial-lifts/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142831/Aerial LiftsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Standard on Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance
142832regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/fire-extinguishers/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142832/Fire ExtinguishersNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers
142835faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/We-have-painters-that-do-not-use-eye-protection-wh/Eye and Face ProtectionQuestions & Answers We have painters that do not use eye protection when doing certain base coatings. Is eye protection required for spray painting operations?
142820regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/cranes-and-slings/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142820/Cranes and SlingsNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard
142821regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/safety-general/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142821/Safety - GeneralNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards
142822regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/fire-extinguishers/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Submissio-142822/Fire ExtinguishersNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard (Annual Maintenance Certification Record)
142828faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-extinguishers/Team-With-the-Covid-19-pandemic-I-have-not-been-ab/Fire ExtinguishersQuestions & Answers With the Covid-19 pandemic, I have not been able to schedule hands on fire extinguisher training for our team members. Are there any requirements for hands on training that entail employees discharging the fire extinguishers?
90047training.aspx/training/quizzes/safety-administration/shift-work/Stay-Awake-to-Shift-Work-Safety-Problems-PDF-90047/Shift WorkQuizzes Stay Awake to Nightshift Work Safety Problems [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
142805reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/What-to-expect-from-the-Biden-era-OSHA/OSHA White Papers What to expect from the Biden-era OSHA
142797training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2020-08-Risk-Assessment-Identifying-and-As/Job Hazard AnalysisSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2020-08]: Risk Assessment: Identifying and Assessing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace
142798training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2020-08-Risk-Assessment-Identifying-and-As-142798/Job Hazard AnalysisOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2020-08]: Risk Assessment: Identifying and Assessing Risks and Hazards in the Workplace
142800faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-guarding/Is-there-an-exact-distance-from-safety-sensors-and/Machine GuardingQuestions & Answers Is there an exact distance from safety sensors and points of operation of machinery?
142790regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Material-Hoists-Personnel-Hoists-and-Elevators-Pos-142790/OSHA Notices Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators; Posting Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
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