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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
Notices:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will host two public meetings November 14, 2017.
Speaker's Notes:
Raymond Perez, II, Esq., Of Counsel in Jackson Lewis P.C., discusses covered employers, new developments, and a review of the recordkeeping rule.
Speaker's Notes:
Nickole Winnett, Esq., Principal of Jackson Lewis P.C., talks about the new recordkeeping rule, safety incentive programs, and reporting and anti-retaliation requirements.
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., examines the types of OSHA inspections, the Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP), and electronic recordkeeping.
Speaker's Notes:
Phil Molé, EHS Expert at VelocityEHS, explains the recordkeeping rule and activity surrounding it; breakdown of OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A; and steps to ensure compliance.
Speaker's Notes:
Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP, Assistant Professor/Attorney at Eastern Kentucky University/Spurlock Law, PLLC, discusses consistent progressive discipline’s influence on safety culture, legal pitfalls involving progressive discipline, and post-injury legal landmines.
Employee News Articles:
A recent study from the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that sitting at work might not be as bad for you as was once thought.
Powder-actuated nail guns are very useful for quickly fastening materials together.
In the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently unveiled a new software platform called ERHMS Info Manager.
Choose the correct response to the following statements.
During the first half of September, two hurricanes swept through the Southern parts of North America.
Questions & Answers:
Under 29 CFR 1910.157(e)(2), portable fire extinguishers must be visually inspected monthly. Portable extinguisher detailed guidance on inspections is covered in NFPA 10. For automatic sprinkler systems (29 CFR 1910.159(c)(2)), a main drain flow test must be performed on each system annually and the inspector’s test valve must be opened at least every 2 years to assure the system operates properly. Additional inspection guidelines are available in NFPA 25.
White Papers:
This article offers a digest of four resources: a new CDC Workplace Health Resource Center; a report that recommends risk competence over compliance; information about changing priorities in workplace wellness; and the latest on construction struck-by deaths.
Speaker's Notes:
Chip Darius, Founder and President of Safety Priority Consultants, LLC, discusses forklift safety principles; OSHA and ANSI standards; potential hazards and incidents; and operator training programs.
Jeff Tanenbaum, Esq., and Rachel L. Conn, Esq., of Nixon Peabody, talk about key focus areas for the remainder of 2017 and beyond, practical tips on hot topics, heat illness prevention, and more.
Felix P. Nater, CSC, Security Management Consultant at Nater Associates, Ltd., explains OSHA guidelines for preventing workplace violence, four types of workplace violence, and procedures for investigating or inspecting incidents.
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President of Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., discusses federal views on cannabis, challenges to prevention, and developing substance abuse prevention programs.
Joe Keenan, Senior Safety Coordinator of C Spire, presents information and statistics on eye injuries, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and eye and face hazards.
Plans:
The sample Silica Exposure Control Plan serves as the required Written Exposure Control Plan (Plan) and applies to general industry workplaces, including concrete products, stone cutting, foundries, dental laboratories, pottery ready-mix concrete, and structural clay products containing crystalline silica.
Updated Documents
Plans:
This plan template outlines important considerations for employers when developing a Facility Security Plan and provides a template for a Facility Security Plan that can be customized to suit the needs of a particular facility.
Forms:
This document provides a template for a comprehensive assessment of a facility's existing security measures and risk factors in order to help employers identify deficiencies in either physical or procedural security.
This provides guidance for conducting a risk assessment to determine the strength of your facility security procedures and highlight weaknesses and problems to address.
Download this form and have employees use to record and report security incidents at your facility.
Policies:
This document outlines important safety, security, and legal considerations for employers regarding visitors and vendors in the workplace and offers sample policies addressing the protocol around workplace visitors and vendors.
Audio Presentations:
This PowerPoint training presentation will teach you how to recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue yourself and others from falls. Use this Fall Protection in Construction audio presentation to train your workers on fall protection (construction).
Trainer's Guides:
This PowerPoint training presentation will teach you how to recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue yourself and others from falls. Use this Fall Protection in Construction guide to train your workers on fall protection (construction).
PowerPoints:
This PowerPoint training presentation will teach your workers how to recognize fall hazards and identify when fall protection is needed, use basic fall protection systems, prevent objects from falling, inspect personal fall arrest systems, and rescue themselves and others from falls.
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137120regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/International-Standards-on-the-Transport-of-Danger-137120/HazMat TransportationNotices International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods--Notice of public meeting
137122faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-am-looking-for-a-reliable-source-for-the-followi/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I am looking for a reliable source for the following to inform employees of symptoms to look for: Oxygen Depletion Symptoms, Carbon Monoxide Exposure Effects and Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure Effects.
137102training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/Webinar-2017-06-First-Aid-or-Medical-Treatment-How/First AidSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: First Aid or Medical Treatment? How to Ensure Proper Recording Under OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule
137103training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/first-aid/Webinar-2017-06-First-Aid-or-Medical-Treatment-How-137103/First AidOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: First Aid or Medical Treatment? How to Ensure Proper Recording Under OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule
137104training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-recordkeeping/Webinar-2017-06-New-Guidance-on-Post-Accident-Drug/Recordkeeping - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: New Guidance on Post-Accident Drug-Testing and Safety Incentive Programs: How to Comply with OSHA’s Provisions
137105training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-recordkeeping/Webinar-2017-06-New-Guidance-on-Post-Accident-Drug-137105/Recordkeeping - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: New Guidance on Post-Accident Drug-Testing and Safety Incentive Programs: How to Comply with OSHA’s Provisions
137106training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Webinar-2017-06-OSHA-Inspection-Threats-How-to-Fin/Enforcement Speaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: OSHA Inspection Threats: How to Find and Fix Hazards Before the Feds Do
137107training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/Webinar-2017-06-OSHA-Inspection-Threats-How-to-Fin-137107/Enforcement On-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: OSHA Inspection Threats: How to Find and Fix Hazards Before the Feds Do
137108training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-recordkeeping/Webinar-2017-06-Top-OSHA-Recordkeeping-Mistakes-of/Recordkeeping - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Top OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes of 2017: How to Interpret What’s Recordable and Avoid Costly Citations
137109training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-recordkeeping/Webinar-2017-06-Top-OSHA-Recordkeeping-Mistakes-of-137109/Recordkeeping - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Top OSHA Recordkeeping Mistakes of 2017: How to Interpret What’s Recordable and Avoid Costly Citations
137110training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-06-Safety-Incentives-and-Discipline-E/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Safety Incentives and Discipline: Effective and Legal Ways to Build a Positive Safety Culture
137111training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-06-Safety-Incentives-and-Discipline-E-137111/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Safety Incentives and Discipline: Effective and Legal Ways to Build a Positive Safety Culture
137112training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/employee-wellness/Sitting-better-than-standing-on-the-job/WellnessEmployee News Articles Sitting better than standing on the job
137113training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Using-powder-actuated-nail-guns/Hand and Portable Power ToolsEmployee News Articles Using powder-actuated nail guns
137114training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/New-software-for-emergency-response/Emergency PreparednessEmployee News Articles New software for emergency response
137115training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Using-powder-actuated-nail-guns-quiz/Hand and Portable Power ToolsEmployee News Articles Using powder-actuated nail guns quiz
137116training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/After-disasters-Response-and-recovery-workers-/Emergency PreparednessEmployee News Articles After disasters: Response and recovery workers
137117fun.aspx/fun-games/workplace-safety-cartoons/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Where-to-store-studs/Hand and Portable Power ToolsCartoons Where to store studs
137094faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/emergency-planning-and-response/fire-extinguishers/What-type-of-Inspections-are-required-for-Fire-Ext/Fire ExtinguishersQuestions & Answers What type of Inspections are required for Fire Extinguishers and Sprinklers?
137068reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/The-more-you-know-the-better-you-can-protect/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers The more you know, the better you can protect
137069training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Webinar-2017-06-Avoiding-Forklift-Hazards-How-to-M/ForkliftsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Avoiding Forklift Hazards: How to Minimize Accident Risks Through Comprehensive Training and Employee Accountability
137070training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-06-California-Safety-Enforcement-Aler/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: California Safety Enforcement Alert: The Practical Impact of Breaking Regulatory Developments and Trends
137071training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-06-Corporate-Cultures-Influence-on-Vi/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Corporate Culture’s Influence on Violence Prevention: How to Achieve an Agile and Proactive Mindset to Better Manage Risks
137072training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Webinar-2017-06-Drug-and-Alcohol-Testing-Legal-Way/Alcohol & DrugsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Drug and Alcohol Testing: Legal Ways to Manage and Enforce Your Substance Abuse Prevention Policy
137073training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Webinar-2017-06-Eye-and-Face-Protection-How-to-Sel/Eye and Face ProtectionSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-06]: Eye and Face Protection: How to Select the Right PPE and Engage Employees to Wear It
137074training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/forklift-safety/Webinar-2017-06-Avoiding-Forklift-Hazards-How-to-M-137074/ForkliftsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Avoiding Forklift Hazards: How to Minimize Accident Risks Through Comprehensive Training and Employee Accountability
137075training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-06-California-Safety-Enforcement-Aler-137075/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: California Safety Enforcement Alert: The Practical Impact of Breaking Regulatory Developments and Trends
137076training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-06-Corporate-Cultures-Influence-on-Vi-137076/Violence in the WorkplaceOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Corporate Culture’s Influence on Violence Prevention: How to Achieve an Agile and Proactive Mindset to Better Manage Risks
137077training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Webinar-2017-06-Drug-and-Alcohol-Testing-Legal-Way-137077/Alcohol & DrugsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Drug and Alcohol Testing: Legal Ways to Manage and Enforce Your Substance Abuse Prevention Policy
137078training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Webinar-2017-06-Eye-and-Face-Protection-How-to-Sel-137078/Eye and Face ProtectionOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-06]: Eye and Face Protection: How to Select the Right PPE and Engage Employees to Wear It
137066timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/hazardous-substances-and-materials/silica/Respirable-crystalline-silica-exposur-control-plan/SilicaPlans Respirable crystalline silica exposure control plan for general industry
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137122faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-am-looking-for-a-reliable-source-for-the-followi/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I am looking for a reliable source for the following to inform employees of symptoms to look for: Oxygen Depletion Symptoms, Carbon Monoxide Exposure Effects and Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure Effects.
113801timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-plans/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Facility-Security-Plan/Security - GeneralPlans Facility Security Plan
113802timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Facility-Security-Checklist/Security - GeneralForms Facility Security Assessment Form
113803timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Facility-Security-Risk-Assessment/Security - GeneralForms Facility Security Risk Assessment Guidelines
113804timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-compliance-forms/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Security-Incident-Report/Security - GeneralForms Security Incident Report
109942timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/emergency-planning-and-response/workplace-security/Visitors/Security - GeneralPolicies Visitors and Vendors
102955training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-audio-presentations/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Fall-Protection-in-Construction/Fall Protection (Construction)Audio Presentations Fall Protection in Construction
99325training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Fall-Protection-in-Construction-Trainers-Guide-PDF/Fall Protection (Construction)Trainer's Guides Fall Protection in Construction Trainer's Guide (PDF)
99326training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Fall-Protection-in-Construction-PPT/Fall Protection (Construction)PowerPoints Fall Protection in Construction (PPT)
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