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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
Guidance Documents:
This OSHA enforcement memorandum provides updated interim guidance for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19.
This Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) provides instructions and guidance to Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.
Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that will require careful planning. This guidance focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and can also be applied to your home.
Speaker's Notes:
Learn how to evaluate whether your workplace culture puts your organization at increased risk for violence and what you can do to mitigate that risk.
On-Demand Webinars:
Learn how to evaluate whether your workplace culture puts your organization at increased risk for violence and what you can do to mitigate that risk.
Speaker's Notes:
Learn how host employers and staffing agencies can minimize the risk of OSHA violations stemming from temporary worker safety-related issues.
On-Demand Webinars:
Learn how host employers and staffing agencies can minimize the risk of OSHA violations stemming from temporary worker safety-related issues.
Speaker's Notes:
Learn how a successful safety committee will improve your organization's safety culture, increase employee engagement, and create a safer workplace for your employees.
On-Demand Webinars:
Learn how a successful safety committee will improve your organization's safety culture, increase employee engagement, and create a safer workplace for your employees.
Quizzes:
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use this Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know quiz to train your workers on emergency preparedness.
Handouts:
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use this handout along with the course "Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know" to train your employees.
Training Exercises:
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use this exercise along with the course "Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know" to train your employees on emergency preparedness.
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use this exercise along with the course "Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know" to train your employees on emergency preparedness.
Speaker's Notes:
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use these speaker's notes to present the course "Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know."
Trainer's Guides:
Fires, extreme weather, hazardous chemical spills and releases, acts of terrorism, pandemics, explosions, workplace violence—these unfortunate disasters do happen—often bringing with them destruction, injuries, and sometimes even death. This course provides information about how employees can prepare for a disaster in the workplace and how to react if one should happen. It describes how to prevent some types of workplace disasters from happening, how employees’ actions can reduce the catastrophic results of other disasters, and what steps employees should take if a disaster does occur. Use this Trainer's Guide along with the course "Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know" to train your employees on emergency preparedness.
Notices:
This notice announces availability of approximately $11.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program grants. Three separate funding opportunity announcements are available for Targeted Topic Training grants, Training and Educational Materials Development grants, and new Capacity Building grants (Funding Opportunity Number SHTG-FY-20-03 will cover two types of Capacity Building grants: (1) Capacity Building Pilot and (2) Capacity Building Developmental grants).
White Papers:
As state stay-at-home orders begin to lift and workplaces reopen, are you ready for employee concerns about their safety and health in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? How will you respond if an employee files a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or a state workplace safety and health agency? Employers must be careful of retaliation or the appearance of retaliation.
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142205reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/employee-health/employee-health/Guidance-for-Cleaning-and-Disinfecting-Public-Spac/Health - GeneralGuidance Documents Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes [CDC and EPA]
142192training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2020-02-Understand-How-Your-Organizations-/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2020-02]: Understand How Your Organization’s Culture Can Create a Workplace Violence Risk: Identifying Red Flags and Proactively Managing Risks
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142196training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-committees/Webinar-2020-02-Supercharging-Safety-Committees-Pr/Safety CommitteesSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2020-02]: Supercharging Safety Committees: Proven Strategies to Develop a Powerful Ally for Your Safety Program
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101255training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-Exer-101255/Emergency PreparednessTraining Exercises Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know Exercise 2
101256training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-Scr/Emergency PreparednessSpeaker's Notes Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know
101257training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-trainers-guides/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-PDF-/Emergency PreparednessTrainer's Guides Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know
142191regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/workplace-safety-training/Susan-Harwood-Training-Grant-Program-FY-2020/Training Notices Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2020
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101253training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-PDF/Emergency PreparednessHandouts Using an Extinguisher Safely
101254training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-Exer/Emergency PreparednessTraining Exercises Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know Exercise 1
101255training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-exercises/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-Exer-101255/Emergency PreparednessTraining Exercises Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know Exercise 2
101256training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Disaster-Planning-What-Employees-Need-to-Know-Scr/Emergency PreparednessSpeaker's Notes Disaster Planning: What Employees Need to Know
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