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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
White Papers:
While training alone is not enough to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, it remains a key element of an effective safety and health management program. Research has shown that education and training can increase workers’ knowledge and help guide their actions and behaviors on the job.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on regulating medical waste, World Environment Day 2022, and the chemical cyanuric fluoride.
This month's issue includes information on alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers; burn hazards in food service; compressed air and its dangers; and chemical safety for maintenance workers.
Employee News Articles:
Food preparation and service involves many safety and health hazards. Direct flames are responsible for only a small percentage of burn injuries; the majority of burns sustained in the restaurant industry are caused by deep fat fryers, followed by hot water and steam burns.
As part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators must periodically take breath alcohol tests.
Compressed air can be very helpful for powering pneumatic tools and for transferring nonflammable liquids. You can even use it for cleaning equipment if you follow strict safety procedures. But compressed air is also dangerous.
The quiz for "Chemical safety for maintenance workers" employee news article.
All cleaning products used by maintenance workers have a safety data sheet (SDS). SDSs need to be available where the chemicals are being used and stored, including the storage closet and vehicles if needed.
Proposed Rules:
DOT has requested comment on the April 27, 2016 withdrawn advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the potential establishment of requirements for States to implement annual inspection programs for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or used to transport passengers (passenger carrying CMVs).
Final Rules:
DOJ has issued a final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed after May 9, 2022 with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015.
DOJ has issued a final rule correcting an editorial or technical error that appeared in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 200 to 299, revised as of October 1, 2021.
Proposed Rules:
DOT has announced its intent to proceed with a speed limiter rulemaking by preparing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to follow up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) and FMCSA's jointly issued September 7, 2016 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on this subject.
Updated Documents
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145889reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Hows-your-training-program/Training White Papers How's your training program?
145856employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/June-2022-Customizable-EHS-Employee-Newsletter/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters June 2022 Customizable EHS Employee Newsletter
145857employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/June-2022-Customizable-Safety-Employee-Newsletter/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters June 2022 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter
145859training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/employee-health/heat-and-cold/Burn-hazards-in-food-service-145859/Heat and ColdEmployee News Articles Burn hazards in food service
145860training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/transportation-safety/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/Alcohol-testing-rules-for-commercial-drivers-14586/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Employee News Articles Alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers
145861training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/equipment-and-process-safety/hand-and-portable-power-tools/Compressed-air-and-its-dangers/Hand and Portable Power ToolsEmployee News Articles Compressed air and its dangers
145862training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Chemical-safety-for-maintenance-workers-QUIZ/Chemical HazardsEmployee News Articles Chemical safety for maintenance workers: QUIZ
145863training.aspx/training/employee-news-articles/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Chemical-safety-for-maintenance-workers-145863/Chemical HazardsEmployee News Articles Chemical safety for maintenance workers
145851regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-350-State-Inspection-Programs-for-Passenger-145851/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 350 - State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles
145843regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/28-CFR-85-Civil-Monetary-Penalties-Inflation-Adjus/Enforcement Final Rules 28 CFR 85 - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for 2022
145844regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/DOT-department-of-transportation/49-CFR-214-Railroad-Workplace-Safety-145844/Dept. of Transportation (DOT)Final Rules 49 CFR 214 - Railroad Workplace Safety
145810regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/driver-safety-motor-carriers/49-CFR-393-Parts-and-Accessories-Necessary-for-Saf-145810/Commercial Driver SafetyProposed Rules 49 CFR 393 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations; Speed Limiting Devices
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