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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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Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on social distancing in the workplace, safe chemical disposal, safe driving tips, and eye protection for construction workers.
Checklists:
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that organizations change the way they operate to keep their employees safe and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Mass transit personnel have the potential for contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, and mass transit organizations are faced with the challenge of developing and implementing strategies to manage potential COVID-19 exposure so their employees can safely perform their job functions.
White Papers:
The number of staffing agencies and temporary workers grew rapidly during the end of the last century, and the types of alternative work arrangements continue to proliferate. Workers in all of these arrangements are more likely to be injured on the job.
Speaker's Notes:
Learn how to develop strategies for planning for and responding to active shooter incidents.
On-Demand Webinars:
Learn how to develop strategies for planning for and responding to active shooter incidents.
Final Rules:
OSHA issued a final rule to amend the regulation addressing the rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records. The final rule transfers the approval of written medical access orders (MAO) from the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) to the OSHA Medical Records Officer (MRO) and makes the MRO responsible for making determinations regarding interagency transfer and public disclosure of personally identifiable medical information in OSHA's possession.
On-Demand Webinars:
Gain key insights into the organizational factors that can bolster or harm employee motivation, the optimal balance between incentives and consequences to support your safety culture, and strategies to gain employee buy-in and trust for your safety program efforts.
Speaker's Notes:
Gain key insights into the organizational factors that can bolster or harm employee motivation, the optimal balance between incentives and consequences to support your safety culture, and strategies to gain employee buy-in and trust for your safety program efforts.
Questions & Answers:
If a doctor puts an employee on work restrictions, but the employer has no work that can meet the restrictions, does that change it from a restricted work injury to a lost time injury?
Speaker's Notes:
Learn how to protect your workforce from the spread of COVID-19 by having an effective written ATD exposure control plan and procedures in place, ensuring the proper use of PPE, and initiating workforce training to prevent the spread of ATDs in the workplace.
On-Demand Webinars:
Learn how to protect your workforce from the spread of COVID-19 by having an effective written ATD exposure control plan and procedures in place, ensuring the proper use of PPE, and initiating workforce training to prevent the spread of ATDs in the workplace.
Guidance Documents:
This guidance document provides information on state-specific COVID-19 employee training, with links to the best resources for obtaining further details.
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142383employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/August-2020-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters August 2020 Safety Works for Employees
142389timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/employee-health/employee-health/COVID19-Checklist-Mass-Transit/Health - GeneralChecklists COVID-19 Checklist: Mass Transit
142390reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/temporary-workers/Best-practices-for-contract-gig-and-temporary-work/Temporary WorkersWhite Papers Best practices for contract, gig, and temporary worker safety
142381training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2020-04-Active-Shooter-Preparedness-Traini/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2020-04]: Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Strategies to Anticipate and Respond to Active Shooter Events
142382training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2020-04-Active-Shooter-Preparedness-Traini-142382/Violence in the WorkplaceOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2020-04]: Active Shooter Preparedness Training: Strategies to Anticipate and Respond to Active Shooter Events
142377regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/safety-recordkeeping/29-CFR-1913-Rules-of-Agency-Practice-and-Procedure/Recordkeeping - GeneralFinal Rules 29 CFR 1913 - Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupational Safety and Health Administration Access to Employee Medical Records
142376training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-culture/Webinar-2020-07-Beyond-Compliance-Engaging-Employe/Safety CultureOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2020-07]: Beyond Compliance: Engaging Employees to Achieve Safety ExcellenceWebinar [2020-07]: Beyond Compliance: Engaging Employees to Achieve Safety Excellence
142388training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-culture/Webinar-2020-07-Beyond-Compliance-Engaging-Employe-142388/Safety CultureSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2020-07]: Beyond Compliance: Engaging Employees to Achieve Safety ExcellenceWebinar [2020-07]: Beyond Compliance: Engaging Employees to Achieve Safety Excellence
142374faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/If-a-doctor-puts-an-employee-on-work-restrictions-/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers If a doctor puts an employee on work restrictions, but the employer has no work that can meet the restrictions, does that change it from a restricted work injury to a lost-time injury?
142370training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Webinar-2020-04-OSHAs-Newly-Released-COVID-19-Guid/OSHA Speaker's Notes Webinar [2020-04]: OSHA’s Newly Released COVID-19 Guidance: Recommended Protocols for PPE, Personnel Training, and More
142371training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/OSHA-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Administration/Webinar-2020-04-OSHAs-Newly-Released-COVID-19-Guid-142371/OSHA On-Demand Webinars Webinar [2020-04]: OSHA’s Newly Released COVID-19 Guidance: Recommended Protocols for PPE, Personnel Training, and More
142367reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/employee-health/State-COVID-19-Employee-Training-Requirements/Health - GeneralGuidance Documents State COVID-19 Employee Training: Requirements and Recommendations
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