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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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Regulatory Analysis:
Electrical safety deals with the reliability and effective maintenance of electrical systems that can be achieved in part by careful planning and proper design, and with safe work practices for persons exposed or potentially exposed to electrical hazards.
This analysis covers the safety requirements for powered industrial trucks (PITs), including forklifts, in general industry workplaces, and mechanized equipment in construction.
The lockout/tagout rules are designed to prevent accidents during servicing and/or maintenance operations on machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start-up of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy, could cause injury to employees. The regulation calls for the control of energy-isolating devices by attaching locks (lockout) that prevent the machine from being operated, or tags (tagout) that warn people not to start up the machine.
Many federal workplace safety and transportation rules contain requirements to train employees to protect themselves, and in some cases the public, from workplace hazards. See the Additional Guidance section below the chart for an explanation of the various regulatory agency goals for training.
Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. For these reasons, OSHA has developed several regulations designed to protect workers from injuries and illnesses related to welding, cutting, and brazing operations.
Speaker's Notes:
In this on-demand webinar, Karen Hamel, EHS Professional and Technical Writer at New Pig, discusses how to perform an audit and implement best practices to reduce the risks of slips and falls at your facility.
On-Demand Webinars:
In this on-demand webinar, Karen Hamel, EHS Professional and Technical Writer at New Pig, discusses how to perform an audit and implement best practices to reduce the risks of slips and falls at your facility.
Proposed Rules:
OSHA is proposing to revise the standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyards industries. These proposed changes are designed to accomplish three goals: To more appropriately tailor the requirements of the construction and shipyards standards to the particular exposures in these industries in light of partial overlap between the beryllium standards' requirements and other OSHA standards; to aid compliance and enforcement across the beryllium standards by avoiding inconsistency, where appropriate, between the shipyards and construction standards and proposed revisions to the general industry standard; and to clarify certain requirements with respect to materials containing only trace amounts of beryllium.
Notices:
OSHA requests information, comments, and documents that would assist the agency in determining whether to adopt a new online delivery model for OSHA's Outreach Training Program.
White Papers:
The number of older people in the population—and with it, the proportion of older to younger workers—has grown in the past 5 decades and is projected to continue to grow. Employers must adjust their health and safety programs for the realities of an aging workforce take steps to protect workers of all ages on the job.
Trainer's Guides:
This guide offers six steps to help you develop a comprehensive, OSHA-compliant training program at your facility and provides links to the essential resources you need to complete each step.
Employee Newsletters:
This month’s issue includes information on struck-by hazards, safety tips for using portable gas containers and working around floor openings, and how to avoid fires on Halloween.
Final Rules:
FMCSA adopts those requirements of the interim final rule (IFR) published on May 5, 2003 (2003 IFR), and the IFR published on April 29, 2005 (2005 IFR), which have not previously been finalized, as final without change. The 2003 IFR amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to prohibit States from issuing, renewing, transferring, or upgrading a commercial driver's license (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement unless the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Department of Homeland Security has first conducted a security threat assessment and determined that the applicant does not pose a security risk warranting denial of the hazardous materials endorsement.
Updated Documents
Regulatory Analysis:
Electrical safety deals with the reliability and effective maintenance of electrical systems that can be achieved in part by careful planning and proper design, and with safe work practices for persons exposed or potentially exposed to electrical hazards.
This analysis covers the safety requirements for powered industrial trucks (PITs), including forklifts, in general industry workplaces, and mechanized equipment in construction.
Many federal workplace safety and transportation rules contain requirements to train employees to protect themselves, and in some cases the public, from workplace hazards. See the Additional Guidance section below the chart for an explanation of the various regulatory agency goals for training.
Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. For these reasons, OSHA has developed several regulations designed to protect workers from injuries and illnesses related to welding, cutting, and brazing operations.
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TopicTypeTitle
106052analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Electrical SafetyRegulatory Analysis Electrical Safety
106065analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/ForkliftsRegulatory Analysis Forklifts
106071analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/lockout-tagout-LOTO/Lockout/TagoutRegulatory Analysis Lockout/Tagout
106086analysis.aspx/analysis/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Training Regulatory Analysis Training
106093analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingRegulatory Analysis Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
141375faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-health/bloodborne-pathogens/Is-Blood-Borne-Pathogen-training-required-on-a-ann/Bloodborne PathogensQuestions & Answers Is bloodborne pathogens training required on an annual basis?
141369training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Webinar-2019-07-Slips-Trips-and-Falls-Innovative-A/Slips and FallsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2019-07]: Slips, Trips and Falls: Innovative Approaches to Reduce Risk
141370faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/air-contaminants/-Hi-guys-Is-there-a-way-to-make-our-Compressed-Air/Air ContaminantsQuestions & Answers Is there a way to make compressed air safe for workers to clean off fiber glass strands with?
141371training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Webinar-2019-07-Slips-Trips-and-Falls-Innovative-A-141371/Slips and FallsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2019-07]: Slips, Trips and Falls: Innovative Approaches to Reduce Risk
141361regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances-construction/29-CFR-1915-and-1926-Occupational-Exposure-to-Bery-141361/Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Construction)Proposed Rules 29 CFR 1915 and 1926 - Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors; Proposed Rule
141362regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/workplace-safety-training/Online-Delivery-of-OSHAs-Outreach-Training-Program/Training Notices Online Delivery of OSHA's Outreach Training Program 10- and 30-Hour Courses: Request for Information
141359reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Keeping-an-aging-workforce-healthy-safe/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Keeping an aging workforce healthy, safe
141360faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/compressed-gases/We-our-a-contractor-with-home-office-in-Iowa-and-h/Compressed GasesQuestions & Answers We are a contractor with crews throughout the U.S. Each crew has compressed gas cylinders that are transported in the job trailer or trucks. I understand that they should be trained in the DOT hazardous materials requirements. What training is required?
141355faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment-construction/Good-day-We-are-Emergency-Services-General-Contrac/PPE (Construction)Questions & Answers What is your opinion on providing PPE to all workers on the job site? Do we have extra liability or exposure if the PPE fails because we supplied it for free? If we charged a small amount, does it relieve us of this burden of liability?
131671training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/BLR-Safety-Training-Guide/Training Trainer's Guides Step-By-Step Guide to Safety Training Resources
141337employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/October-2019-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters October 2019 Safety Works for Employees
141338regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-383-and-384-Limitations-on-the-Issuance-of-141338/HazMat TransportationFinal Rules 49 CFR 383 and 384 - Limitations on the Issuance of Commercial Driver's Licenses with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement; Interim Final Rule Made Final
Updated in the last 14 days
TopicTypeTitle
106052analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Electrical SafetyRegulatory Analysis Electrical Safety
106065analysis.aspx/analysis/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/ForkliftsRegulatory Analysis Forklifts
106086analysis.aspx/analysis/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Training Regulatory Analysis Training
106093analysis.aspx/analysis/hazardous-substances-and-materials/welding-cutting-and-brazing/Welding, Cutting, and BrazingRegulatory Analysis Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
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