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Issue Date: April 8, 2019

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Our latest issue of our Safety Works for Employees newsletter includes information on arc flash safety, carbon monoxide awareness for construction workers, household pests, and tips on how to be more physically active. Download it today and share this important information with your employees.

If you need the latest information on safety compliance and regulatory developments in California, attend BLR’s upcoming Cal/OSHA Summit, which will be held from October 7–9 in Los Angeles. The Cal/OSHA Summit is a leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals to get cutting-edge developments on new safety regulations, compliance strategies, and management tactics. Register now.

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Webinar: OSHA’s Revised Inspection Priorities for 2019: Preparation Strategies for High Target Industries

Adele Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, provides critical information on how to prepare for and respond to OSHA's revised inspection priorities for 2019.

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PowerPoint: Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

This course provides information about bloodborne pathogens hazards and safe work practices for workers likely to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), including healthcare workers, first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel at healthcare facilities, and workers who clean areas contaminated with blood or OPIM.

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Setting Up Light-Duty and Return-to-Work Programs

If any of your employees are away from work following a workplace injury, you want them back on the job as soon as possible. You need a clear, written light-duty and return-to-work policy for navigating the requirements of your state’s workers’ compensation laws while steering clear of the potential legal land mines of discrimination and medical leave laws.

Keep Reading

News

Chemical HazardsNIOSH: Food processing workers exposed to hazardous flavoring chemicals

Alcohol & DrugsNIOSH highlights fentanyl hazards for first responders

EnforcementCal/OSHA cites employer for Valley Fever infections

EnforcementCal/OSHA seeks $250,000 for willful failure to guard machinery in fatal accident

AgricultureOSHA, industry allies highlight grain safety

Training

Employee Training Materials

PowerpointsAvoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens—This course provides information about bloodborne pathogens hazards and safe work practices for workers likely to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), including healthcare workers, first-aid responders, janitorial and maintenance personnel at healthcare facilities, and workers who clean areas contaminated with blood or OPIM. It does not cover the additional requirements for research laboratories and production facilities.

HandoutsBloodborne Pathogens Universal Precautions—Use this handout along with the Avoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens PPT to train your workers.

HandoutsOSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Factsheet—Use this OSHA factsheet to train your workers on bloodborne pathogens.

QuizzesAvoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens—Use this quiz with the PPT to train your workers in bloodborne pathogens.

Speaker's NotesAvoiding Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens—Download the speaker's notes along with the PPT slideshow to train workers.

Webinars

InspectionsWebinar [2019-01]: OSHA’s Revised Inspection Priorities for 2019: Preparation Strategies for High Target Industries Adele Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, provides critical information on how to prepare for and respond to OSHA's revised inspection priorities for 2019.

Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Webinar [2018-12]: OSHA Reporting Requirements at the Intersection of Workers’ Comp: When an Illness or Injury Is Work Related and Must Be Reported Attorney Tracy Moon of Fisher Phillips, LLP, will explain how OSHA's injury and illness recordkeeping requirements intersect with workers' compensation and provide insight into determining the work-relatedness of incidents.

Alcohol & DrugsWebinar [2018-12]: Post-Accident Drug Testing: How to Avoid Retaliation Claims Under OSHA Gary Visscher, a skilled attorney with extensive experience in health and safety law and policy, will explain your organization's compliance obligations concerning post-accident drug testing and how you can avoid costly retaliation claims.

Safety CultureWebinar [2018-12]: OSHA-Compliant Safety Incentive Programs: How to Avoid Retaliation Claims Under OSHA Attorneys Dan Deacon and Aaron Gelb provide an explanation of OSHA's terms and guidelines involving safety incentives and share tips for creating a successful and compliant program.

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersApril 2019 Safety Works for Employees—This month’s issue includes information on arc flash safety, carbon monoxide awareness for construction workers, household pests, and tips on how to be more physically active.

Ask The Expert

Q: In the event an elevated scissor lift has an adequate guardrail system, can the employer exceed this requirement and request a fall arrest system as well?

Q: Under HazCom, is a container filled with chlorine and pumped into a swimming pool consider a process container?

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

State:

04/8/2019—Alcohol & Drugs—Georgia—Drug and Alcohol Testing

04/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Maryland—Filing and Amending Claims; Hearing Procedures

04/3/2019—Specific Industries—West Virginia—Operating Diesel Equipment in Underground Mines

04/3/2019—Specific Industries—West Virginia—Comprehensive Mine Safety Program

04/3/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—Translation of Documents

04/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—Medical Examinations; Suspension of Compensation

04/2/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Illinois—Qualification of Drivers

04/1/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—General Rating for the State Insurance Fund

03/29/2019—Workers' Compensation—Indiana—Workers Compensation

03/26/2019—Training—Florida—Curriculum Requirements

Proposed Rules

State:

04/8/2019—Violence in the Workplace—California—Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training

04/5/2019—Workers' Compensation—Kentucky—Continuation of Medical Benefits

04/5/2019—Toxic and Hazardous Substances—Kentucky—Toxic and Hazardous Substances

04/5/2019—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Kentucky—Cranes and Derricks in Construction

04/5/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Kentucky—Recordkeeping, Reporting, Statistics

04/5/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Old Law

04/4/2019—Motor Carrier Safety—New Hampshire—Standard and Level VI Motor Carrier Rules

04/3/2019—Electric Power Generation—California—Electric Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution

04/3/2019—Enforcement —Wyoming—Enforcement

04/3/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Wyoming—Recording, Reporting, and Posting Requirements

04/3/2019—Cranes and Slings—Michigan—Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems

04/3/2019—Exit Routes—Michigan—Fire Exits

04/3/2019—Electric Power Generation—Michigan—Guards for Power Transmissions

04/3/2019—Conveyors—Michigan—Conveyors

04/3/2019—Safety - General—Utah—Safety Codes and Rules

04/3/2019—Safety - General—Utah—Inspection of Boilers and Pressure Vessels

04/3/2019—Construction - General—Michigan—Telecommunications for Construction

04/3/2019—Safety - General—Michigan—Refuse Packer Units

04/3/2019—Safety - General—Michigan—Foundries

04/2/2019—Motor Carrier Safety—Montana—Motor Carrier Services Safety Requirements

04/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—Montana—Medical Utilization and Treatment Guidelines

04/2/2019—OSHA—Montana—Occupational Safety and Health Rules

04/1/2019—Electric Power Generation—California—Electric Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution

03/27/2019—Motor Carrier Safety—Ohio—Registration of Intrastate Motor Carriers

03/26/2019—Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)—California—Drivers' Hours of Service

03/26/2019—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Wyoming—Cranes and Derricks in Construction

Reference Materials

White Papers

Setting up light-duty and return-to-work programsIf any of your employees are away from work following a workplace injury, you want them back on the job as soon as possible. You need a clear, written light-duty and return-to-work policy for navigating the requirements of your state’s workers’ compensation laws while steering clear of the potential legal land mines of discrimination and medical leave laws.

New Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

April 9, 2019
Heat Stress Prevention: Critical Steps to Protect Workers and Avoid Citations

 

April 11, 2019
Active Shooter and Other Workplace Aggression: How to Train Your Employees to Survive

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