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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
Final Rules:
DOT has issued a final rule making changes and clarifications to the revised uniform procedures implementing State highway safety grant programs in response to comments received on the notice of proposed rulemaking published September 15, 2022.
OSHA has requested public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Cadmium in Construction.
DOT has given notice of its plan to submit an information collection request (ICR) titled "Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing" to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Proposed Rules:
DOT has requested public comment about factors the Agency should consider in amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to establish a regulatory framework for ADS-equipped CMV operations.
Employee Newsletters:
This month's issue includes information on crystalline silica (controlling silica dust in construction); HazCom (chemical information for employees); hotel housekeeping ergonomics (housekeeping cart best practices); and respirator maintenance (cleaning).
White Papers:
Do you clearly understand your responsibilities as a host employer for the health and safety of temporary workers?
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 January 30, 2023, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015.
OSHA has given notice that it solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend and revise the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard for Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.
Proposed Rules:
DOT has denied a petition for rulemaking from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) requesting that NHTSA amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 223, "Rear Impact Guards", to remove the certification label requirement in S5.3 of the standard.
147216regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Uniform-Procedures-for-State-Highway-Safety-Grant-/Commercial Driver SafetyFinal Rules 23 CFR Part 1300 - Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs; Final Rule
147217regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Cadmium-in-Construction-Standard-Extension-of-the-/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesNotices Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
147205regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/hazardous-materials-transportation/Agency-Information-Collection-Activities-Renewal-o-147205/HazMat TransportationNotices Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of an Information Collection Request: Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Highway Routing
147194regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-Chapter-III-Safe-Integration-of-Automated-D/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR Chapter III - Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS)-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs)
147196employeeNewsletters.aspx/workplace-safety-employee-newsletters/February-2023-Safety-Works-for-Employees/Safety - GeneralEmployee Newsletters February 2023 Safety Works for Employees
147177reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/temporary-workers/Your-host-employer-responsibilities-for-temporary-/Temporary WorkersWhite Papers Your host employer responsibilities for temporary workers
147165regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/final-regulations/OSHA-and-state-safety-compliance-enforcement/28-CFR-85-Civil-Monetary-Penalties-Inflation-Adjus-147165/Enforcement Final Rules 28 CFR 85 - Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments for 2023
147166regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/process-safety-management/Standard-for-Process-Safety-Management-of-Highly-H/Process Safety ManagementNotices Standard for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
147167regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Federal-Motor-Vehicle-Safety-Standards-Rear-Impact/Commercial Driver SafetyProposed Rules Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rear Impact Guards; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
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