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Issue Date: July 12, 2021

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July 2021 Safety Works for Employees

This month's issue includes information on allergies, wildfire smoke protection, loading dock safety, and first aid (treating strains and sprains).

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How to Comply with OSHA's COVID-19 ETS for Healthcare

OSHA has developed a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) under 29 CFR Subpart U addressing COVID-19 prevention in healthcare settings.

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The way to the egress

Workplace lockdowns or sheltering in place may be the appropriate response to workplace emergencies, but sometimes you need to evacuate your facility. But first, you need a plan.

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News

Safety - GeneralNIOSH: Work-related deaths in Alaska remain high after 15 years

Enforcement OSHA issues COVID-19 enforcement directive

Training

Employee Training Materials

Note that unless otherwise required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, most employers no longer need to take steps to protect their fully vaccinated workers who are not otherwise at risk from COVID-19 exposure. The following toolbox talks focus on protecting those workers who are unvaccinated or otherwise at risk.

Toolbox TalksCOVID-19: Preventing the spread in the workplace—This talk discusses practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, including how the disease is transmitted, symptoms of COVID-19, and ways to stay safe and healthy.

Toolbox TalksCOVID-19: Social distancing in the workplace—This talk discusses practices for social distancing in the workplace.

Toolbox TalksCOVID-19: Face masks—This talk discusses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations for wearing face masks in public, including the workplace. Consult your state or local health agencies for further guidance.

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersJuly 2021 Safety Works for Employees—This month's issue includes information on allergies, wildfire smoke protection, loading dock safety, and first aid (treating strains and sprains).

ChecklistsCOVID-19: Best Practices Checklist for Employers—This checklist will allow you to quickly evaluate whether your organization is taking appropriate actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic within your workplace.

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

National:

07/7/2021—Motor Carrier Safety—49 CFR Parts 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 390, and 391 - General Technical, Organizational, Conforming, and Correcting Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

06/30/2021—Commercial Driver Safety—49 CFR 380, 383, and 384 - Extension of Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training

State:

07/8/2021—Health - General—California—COVID-19 Prevention

07/8/2021—Fire Prevention—Delaware—Fire Protection in Building Construction

07/8/2021—Fire Prevention—Delaware—Fire Protection Systems and Fire Extinguishers

07/8/2021—Health - General—Delaware—Assisted Living Facilities

07/8/2021—Health - General—Delaware—Family Care Homes

07/8/2021—Health - General—Delaware—Behavioral Support and Educational Residence

07/8/2021—Health - General—Delaware—Personal Assistance Services Agencies

07/8/2021—Healthcare Safety—Delaware—Hospital Standards

07/8/2021—Healthcare Safety—Delaware—Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers

07/8/2021—Healthcare Safety—Delaware—Delivery of Hospice Services

07/8/2021—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—New Jersey—Rules Relating to Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

07/8/2021—Healthcare Safety—New York—Nursing Home Personal Protective Equipment Requirements

07/8/2021—Fire Prevention—Rhode Island—RI Life Safety Code

07/8/2021—Commercial Driver Safety—Tennessee—Commercial Entry Level Driver Training Requirements

07/8/2021—Fire Prevention—Washington—Amendment of the 2018 International Fire Code

07/8/2021—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Rules

07/8/2021—Healthcare Safety—Washington—Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

07/6/2021—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Health Partnership Program

07/6/2021—Construction - General—Michigan—Mobile Equipment

07/6/2021—Construction - General—Michigan—Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams

07/6/2021—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Rules for Medical Payments

07/2/2021—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—North Carolina—Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules

07/2/2021—Electrical Safety—Iowa—Standards for Electrician and Electrical Contractors

07/2/2021—Workers' Compensation—New York—Ambulatory Surgery Services Fees

07/2/2021—Health - General—Oregon—Rule Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks

07/2/2021—Health - General—Oregon—COVID-19 Workplace Requirements

06/30/2021—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—General Rating for the State Insurance Fund

06/30/2021—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Medical Fee Schedule

06/29/2021—Emergency Preparedness—Ohio—Emergency Response Commission

06/29/2021—Workers' Compensation—Montana—Unemployment Insurance Benefits

06/29/2021—Workers' Compensation—Montana—Medical Utilization and Treatment Guidelines

Proposed Rules

National:

07/6/2021—HazMat Transportation—49 CFR 385 - Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits

07/6/2021—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 393 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Authorized Windshield Area for the Installation of Vehicle Safety Technology

State:

07/7/2021—Motor Carrier Safety—Nevada—Motor Carrier Division Operations

07/7/2021—Safety - General—Washington—Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

07/6/2021—Workers' Compensation—Michigan—Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates

07/2/2021—Workers' Compensation—Michigan—Workers' Compensation Health Care Services

07/2/2021—Workers' Compensation—Michigan—General Rules

07/2/2021—OSHA —Massachusetts—Occupational Safety and Health for Public Sector Worker

07/2/2021—Safety - General—Oregon—2021 Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code

07/1/2021—Workers' Compensation—New York—Payment of Medical Bills and Disputes

07/1/2021—Commercial Driver Safety—Oregon—Online Driver License and Permit Renewals

06/30/2021—Fire Prevention—West Virginia—Fire Code

06/29/2021—Health - General—Massachusetts—COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

06/29/2021—Explosives—West Virginia—Regulation of Fireworks and Related Explosive Materials

06/28/2021—OSHA —Massachusetts—Occupational Safety and Health for Public Sector Worker

Reference Materials

Guidance Documents

Emergency Preparedness—National—Pandemic Planning Resources

Health - General—National—How to Comply with OSHA's COVID-19 ETS for Healthcare

White Papers

The way to the egressWorkplace lockdowns or sheltering in place may be the appropriate response to workplace emergencies, but sometimes you need to evacuate your facility. But first, you need a plan.

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