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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
Questions & Answers:
One of our employees was recently involved in a head-on car accident. The accident occurred during working hours while the employee was traveling between a job site and our office. The collision resulted in severe injuries to our employee, requiring hospitalization, and was fatal for the driver of the second vehicle (not an employee of our company). Is our company required to report this incident to OSHA? If we are required to report this to OSHA, should we report both the injuries to our employee and the fatality of the second driver, or only the injuries to our employee?
Proposed Rules:
On January 9, 2017, OSHA issued a final rule adopting a comprehensive general industry standard for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. In this proposed rule, OSHA is proposing to modify the general industry standard to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance.
Toolbox Talks:
This talk discusses best personal hygiene practices for workers to stop the spread of the flu virus at work.
This talk discusses the steps that employees should take in the event of an emergency that requires them to shelter in place because of a hurricane or tornado.
This talk discusses the steps that employees should take in the event of an emergency that requires them to shelter in place because of a nearby chemical spill or explosion.
This talk informs employees of the meaning of the “Corrosion” pictogram, including identifying the specific hazards to which an employee may be exposed when using a chemical labeled with this pictogram, where the employee can go to get more information on protective measures to avoid exposure, and actions to take in the event of exposure.
This talk discusses the types of workplace injuries caused by overexertion and describes best practices all workers can use to prevent overexertion and avoid injuries.
This talk informs hotel housekeepers about safe housekeeping tasks for cleaning a bathroom to avoid strains, injuries, and the risk of falling.
This talk discusses the responsibilities of the permit-required confined space entrant in general industry and the permit entry procedures to follow. It can be used to review duties with authorized entrants or to inform other team members, such as the attendant, entry supervisor, designated rescuers, and others who work near confined spaces about the entrant’s job.
This talk discusses the safe use of ramps and runways to protect construction workers from falls.
Final Rules:
In May 2003 and April 2005, FMCSA published interim final rules (IFR) regarding the limitations on the issuance of commercial driver's licenses with a hazardous materials endorsement. The comment period for the May 2003 IFR closed on July 7, 2003; there was no comment period for the April 2005 IFR. The Agency received over 50 comments on the 2003 IFR. FMCSA now plans to adopt the provisions of the IFRs that have not previously been made final.
White Papers:
Cancer, as well as cancer treatment, are debilitating conditions that can adversely affect mental, cognitive, and physical functions. Yet, Return to Work (RTW) for cancer patients, whether they have survived cancer or are being treated for it, can be a valuable step for the employer if the employee can still accomplish the objectives of the job.
Speaker's Notes:
Fran Sehn, Vice President of Risk Control and Claims Advocacy for Willis of PA, explains how to identify the true root causes of accidents, develop effective programs to address these causes, and use root cause analysis successfully when performing an OSHA incident investigation.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue features tips for safe driving in wintry conditions, a review of fire extinguisher types and uses, a reminder about preventing frostbite in cold working conditions, and a safe winter driving quiz.
Questions & Answers:
We have an associate on restricted duty. We provide light duty for 90 days and after that period we have no work to meet their restrictions and send them home. Do the days at home count as lost time on the OSHA 300 log?
140342faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Our-company-is-a-consulting-engineering-firm-with-/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers One of our employees was involved in a head-on car accident while traveling between a job site and office. Are we required to report this incident to OSHA?
140334regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/29-CFR-1910-Revising-the-Beryllium-Standard-for-Ge-140334/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesProposed Rules 29 CFR 1910: Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry; Proposed Rule
140308training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/employee-health/Flu-prevention-General-hygiene-practices-at-work/Health - GeneralToolbox Talks Flu prevention: General hygiene practices at work
140309training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Shelter-in-Place-Hurricanes-and-Tornadoes/Emergency PreparednessToolbox Talks Shelter-in-Place: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
140310training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Shelter-in-Place-Chemical-Spills-or-Releases/Emergency PreparednessToolbox Talks Shelter-in-Place: Chemical Spills or Releases
140311training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/Hazard-communication-labels-The-corrosion-pictogra/Labels Toolbox Talks Hazard communication labels: The 'corrosion' pictogram
140312training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Stop-overexertion/Ergonomics Toolbox Talks Stop overexertion
140313training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/employee-health/workplace-ergonomics/Hotel-housekeeping-ergonomics-Bathroom-cleaning-be/Ergonomics Toolbox Talks Hotel housekeeping ergonomics: Bathroom cleaning best practices
140314training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/emergency-planning-and-response/confined-spaces/Confined-space-entrant-Understanding-your-responsi/Confined SpacesToolbox Talks Confined space entrant: Understanding your responsibilities
140315training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-talks/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Fall-protection-Construction-Ramps-and-runways/Fall Protection (Construction)Toolbox Talks Fall protection--Construction: Ramps and runways
140298regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/hazardous-materials-transportation/49-CFR-383-and-384-Limitations-on-the-Issuance-of-/HazMat TransportationFinal Rules 49 CFR 383 and 384: Limitations on the Issuance of Commercial Driver's Licenses with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement
140292reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/employee-health/employee-health/Employers-can-meet-returning-cancer-survivors-midw/Health - GeneralWhite Papers Employers can meet returning cancer survivors midway
140293training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Webinar-2018-08-Root-Cause-Analysis-Reduce-the-Ris/AccidentsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2018-08]: Root Cause Analysis: Reduce the Risk of Future Accidents Using OSHA's Incident Investigation Process
140297employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/December-2018-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters December 2018 Safety Works for Employees
140288faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/LOST-TIME-REPORTING-ON-THE-OSHA-LOG-Example-We-hav/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Questions & Answers We provide light duty for 90 days; after that, we send injured employees home. Do the days at home count as lost time on the OSHA 300 log?
There were no updated documents during this time frame.
My State:
OSHA Challenge
Which of the following sections is NOT included in OSHA's December 11 proposed revisions to the beryllium standard for general industry?
• Methods of Compliance
• Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
• Housekeeping
• Permissible Exposure Limits
• Medical Surveillance
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