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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:
DOT has proposed to amend regulations for the annual registration fees States collect from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the 2024 registration year and subsequent registration years.
White Papers:
During a fire or another emergency, your employees need a clear exit route and clearly marked and unlocked exit doors.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on Earth Day 2023; Stop Food Waste Day 2023; and the chemical dipropyl ketone.
This month's issue includes information on the safe operation of front-end loaders; portable ladders (safe practices while climbing and working from them); extension cords (use them safely); and safe driving (driving defensively).
Employee News Articles:
It's important to follow best practices when climbing up or down and working from a portable ladder.
Front-end loaders are only to be operated by properly trained and authorized operators, according to procedures in the operation manual. No one other than the operator is allowed inside the cab while the machine is operating.
In order to drive defensively, you must constantly monitor the conditions on the road and the other drivers around you. To do this successfully, you can’t be distracted.
It's important to use best practices and precautions when using extension cords.
The quiz for "Extension cords—Use them safely".
White Papers:
The use and misuse of both illicit and prescription drugs are affecting a growing number of employers. Whether marijuana or opiates are obtained legally or illegally, both are present in the workplace, and an increasing number of workers are even dying on the job from drug and alcohol overdoses.
The list of states that have legalized marijuana for either medical purposes, recreational use, or both continues to grow, and laws governing workplace drug testing are evolving quickly. Where does that leave employers seeking a drug-free workplace for safety reasons? The answer is complicated.
Final Rules:
OSHA has adopted the interim final rule (IFR) issued on March 7, 2022 that provides procedures for the U.S. Department of Labor's processing of complaints under the employee protection (retaliation or whistleblower) provisions of Section 7623(d) of the Taxpayer First Act (TFA).
White Papers:
Your executives may have abandoned the two-martini lunch in favor of iced tea. But many of your employees may be coming to work under the influence, increasing the chance of incidents and decreasing productivity.
Questions & Answers:
Good morning do I have to submit injury data to OSHA eventhough it was submitted to BLS
Updated Documents
Added in the last 14 days
147416regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/motor-carrier-safety/49-CFR-367-Fees-for-the-Unified-Carrier-Registrati-147416/Motor Carrier SafetyProposed Rules 49 CFR 367 - Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
147421reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/emergency-planning-and-response/exit-routes/Emergency-exit-Keeping-the-way-out-clear/Exit RoutesWhite Papers Emergency exit–Keeping the way out clear
147409employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/April-2023-Customizable-EHS-Employee-Newsletter/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters April 2023 Customizable EHS Employee Newsletter
147410employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/April-2023-Customizable-Safety-Employee-Newsletter/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters April 2023 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter
147411training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-safety/ladder-safety/Portable-laddersSafe-practices-while-climbing-and-/LaddersEmployee News Articles Portable ladders—Safe practices while climbing and working from them
147412training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/machine-safety/Safe-operation-of-front-end-loaders-147412/Machine Safety Employee News Articles Safe operation of front-end loaders
147413training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/driving-safely/Safe-drivingDriving-defensively/Driving SafelyEmployee News Articles Safe driving—Driving defensively
147414training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Extension-cordsUse-them-safely/Electrical SafetyEmployee News Articles Extension cords—Use them safely
147415training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Extension-cordsUse-them-safely-QUIZ/Electrical SafetyEmployee News Articles Extension cords—Use them safely: QUIZ
140506reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Rise-in-marijuana-and-opioid-use-affecting-employe/Alcohol & DrugsWhite Papers Rise in marijuana and opioid use affecting employers
141284reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Marijuana-in-the-workplace-An-inside-look-at-legal/Alcohol & DrugsWhite Papers Marijuana in the workplace: An inside look at legalization, testing laws, and more
147383regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/29-CFR-1989-Procedures-for-the-Handling-of-Retalia-147383/OSHA Final Rules 29 CFR 1989 - Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Taxpayer First Act (TFA)
132053reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Employee-drug-use-Address-and-deter-or-avoid-and-i/Alcohol & DrugsWhite Papers Employee drug use: Address and deter or avoid and ignore?
147378faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Good-morning-do-I-have-to-submit-injury-data-to-OS/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers Do I have to submit injury data to OSHA even though it was submitted to BLS?
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