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Issue Date: November 4, 2019

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This month’s issue of our Safety Works for Employees newsletter includes information on electrocution hazards, operating a pressure washer safely, picking the right hard hat for the job, and home heating safety tips. Download it today and share this important information with your employees.

Our 7-Minute Safety Trainer has been one of our most popular offerings for years, and we're continually adding new content to help our customers stay apprised of the latest regulatory developments and emerging issues. Check out our new sessions on Reasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors, Warehouse Fire Prevention, Signs and Symptoms of Complacency, and more.

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Q&A: Can we exclude a case from the OSHA 300 log if the employee did not report the incident promptly?

Recently, a subscriber asked whether it was acceptable to exclude an injury from the OSHA 300 log when an employee did not report it promptly, casting doubt on whether the condition was actually work-related. Find out our response.

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On-Demand Webinar: Temporary Worker and Contractor Training: Learn Who is Responsible and How to Develop an OSHA-Compliant Program

In this on-demand webinar, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Esq., partner at Fisher Phillips LLP, discusses how to train your temporary workers and independent contractors to minimize safety risks.

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Avoiding the most frequently cited fall hazards

Is OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution?

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News

EnforcementOSHA cites company in heat-related death

Safety - GeneralNIOSH announces safety AI competition

EnforcementOSHA seeks $1.6 million penalty

Alcohol & DrugsNSC opposes cannabis use in safety-sensitive jobs

Health - GeneralAIHA joins indoor environmental quality alliance

EnforcementOSHA cites Texas company in airport fatality

Training

Employee Training Materials

7-Minute Safety TrainerGolf Cart Safety (Outline)—This training session teaches employees not to overlook the hazards of golf carts and safe work practices for operating golf carts.

7-Minute Safety TrainerReasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors (Outline)—This training session teaches supervisors to identify situations that require employee drug and alcohol testing, recognize signs of substance abuse to make reasonable suspicion determinations, and prevent retaliation against an employee for reporting an injury or illness.

7-Minute Safety TrainerWarehouse Fire Prevention (Outline)—This training session teaches employees to recognize common causes of warehouse fires and to identify the steps to prevent and control these fires.

7-Minute Safety TrainerNanomaterials: Basic Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices (Outline)—This training session teaches employees to recognize the common hazards of nanomaterials and to describe common best practices to prevent exposure to nanomaterials.

7-Minute Safety TrainerLockout/Tagout: What is the Minor Servicing Exception? (Outline)—This training session teaches supervisors to recognize the meaning and intent of the "minor servicing exception" in OSHA's lockout/tagout standard and to identify alternative measures to safely conduct minor servicing and maintenance operations on equipment without lockout/tagout.

7-Minute Safety TrainerSigns and Symptoms of Complacency (Outline)—This training session teaches employees to identify signs and symptoms of complacency in workers, to recognize workplace conditions that could promote complacency, and to implement specific steps to combat complacency.

HandoutsGolf Cart Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees not to overlook the hazards of golf carts and safe work practices for operating golf carts. Use this handout to accompany the Golf Cart Safety trainer's outline.

HandoutsReasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches supervisors to identify situations that require employee drug and alcohol testing, recognize signs of substance abuse to make reasonable suspicion determinations, and prevent retaliation against an employee for reporting an injury or illness. Use this handout to accompany the Reasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors trainer's outline.

HandoutsWarehouse Fire Prevention [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to recognize common causes of warehouse fires and to identify the steps to prevent and control these fires. Use this handout to accompany the Warehouse Fire Prevention trainer's outline.

HandoutsNanomaterials: Basic Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to recognize the common hazards of nanomaterials and to describe common best practices to prevent exposure to nanomaterials.Use this handout to accompany the Nanomaterials: Basic Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices trainer's outline.

HandoutsLockout/Tagout: What is the Minor Servicing Exception? [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches supervisors to recognize the meaning and intent of the "minor servicing exception" in OSHA's lockout/tagout standard and to identify alternative measures to safely conduct minor servicing and maintenance operations on equipment without lockout/tagout. Use this handout to accompany the Lockout/Tagout: What is the Minor Servicing Exception? trainer's outline.

HandoutsSigns and Symptoms of Complacency [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to identify signs and symptoms of complacency in workers, to recognize workplace conditions that could promote complacency, and to implement specific steps to combat complacency. Use this handout to accompany the Signs and Symptoms of Complacency trainer's outline.

QuizzesGolf Cart Safety [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees not to overlook the hazards of golf carts and safe work practices for operating golf carts. Use this quiz to accompany the Golf Cart Safety trainer's outline.

QuizzesReasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches supervisors to identify situations that require employee drug and alcohol testing, recognize signs of substance abuse to make reasonable suspicion determinations, and prevent retaliation against an employee for reporting an injury or illness. Use this quiz to accompany the Reasonable Suspicion Best Practices for Supervisors trainer's outline.

QuizzesWarehouse Fire Prevention [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to recognize common causes of warehouse fires and to identify the steps to prevent and control these fires. Use this quiz to accompany the Warehouse Fire Prevention trainer's outline.

QuizzesNanomaterials: Basic Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to recognize the common hazards of nanomaterials and to describe common best practices to prevent exposure to nanomaterials. Use this quiz to accompany the Nanomaterials: Basic Hazard Awareness and Safe Practices trainer's outline.

QuizzesLockout/Tagout: What is the Minor Servicing Exception? [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches supervisors to recognize the meaning and intent of the "minor servicing exception" in OSHA's lockout/tagout standard and to identify alternative measures to safely conduct minor servicing and maintenance operations on equipment without lockout/tagout. Use this quiz to accompany the Lockout/Tagout: What is the Minor Servicing Exception? trainer's outline.

QuizzesSigns and Symptoms of Complacency [7-Minute Safety Trainer]—This training session teaches employees to identify signs and symptoms of complacency in workers, to recognize workplace conditions that could promote complacency, and to implement specific steps to combat complacency. Use this quiz to accompany the Signs and Symptoms of Complacency trainer's outline.

Webinars

Temporary WorkersWebinar [2019-08]: Temporary Worker and Contractor Training: Learn Who is Responsible and How to Develop an OSHA-Compliant Program In this on-demand webinar, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Esq., partner at Fisher Phillips LLP, discusses how to train your temporary workers and independent contractors to minimize safety risks.

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersNovember 2019 Safety Works for Employees—This month’s issue includes information on electrocution hazards, operating a pressure washer safely, picking the right hard hat for the job, and home heating safety tips.

Ask The Expert

Q: Can we exclude a case from the OSHA 300 log if the employee did not report it promptly?

Q: Do employees with particular job descriptions have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens?

Q: What are the requirements for dispensing systems for a category 4 flammable liquid? We want a dispensing system for each of our four 18L metal kegs of NMP with a dispensing nozzle or on/off valve and hose to keep the kegs plumbed and pressurized for use.

Q: I need to add Minor Service Exceptions (MSE) to my written LO/TO plan. What specific language should it have?

Q: If an employee is hurt on the job, should they stay on the clock while seeking medical attention?

Q: Without an OSHA ergonomics standard, how do we as school districts address ergonomic issues in our workplace?

Q: In our emergency action plan, our policy is for no one to actually fight fires but to immediately evacuate the facility. Are we exempt from having extinguishers every 75 feet? Are there other OSHA standards we're exempt from?

Q: If an employee had 180 days away from work and came back on restricted work for 20 days, are the combined days capped at 180 days for recordkeeping purposes or do they have separate 180-day caps?

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

State:

11/1/2019—Workers' Compensation—California—Official Medical Fee Schedule, Inpatient Hospital

10/31/2019—Workers' Compensation—New York—Inactive Group Self-Insured Trusts

10/31/2019—OSHA—Oregon—Federal SIP-IV

10/28/2019—Workers' Compensation—Arkansas—Rulemaking Procedure

Proposed Rules

State:

11/4/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Maine—Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Recording

11/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—Employer-at-Injury Program

11/1/2019—Safety - General—Ohio—Elevators

11/1/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—Home Health Workers

11/1/2019—Construction - General—Ohio—Construction

11/1/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Maine—Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Recording

11/1/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Arkansas—Driver's License Testing Fraud

11/1/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Arkansas—Third Party Testing Requirements

11/1/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Arkansas—Licensing and Regulation of Private Investigators

11/1/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Arkansas—Commercial Driver's License Rules

11/1/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—Arkansas—Licensing and Regulation of Private Investigators

10/31/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Workshops and Factories

10/31/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Rubber and Plastic Industries

10/31/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Steel Making, Manufacturing, and Fabricating

10/31/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Metal Casting

10/25/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Carriers: Required Notices and Mode of Payment

10/25/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Notices of Violation; Hearing; Default Judgment

10/25/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Medical Benefit Regulation

10/25/2019—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

10/22/2019—Safety - General—New Jersey—Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Refrigeration Systems

Reference Materials

White Papers

Avoiding the most frequently cited fall hazardsIs OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution?

New Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

November 18, 2019
Cannabis in the Workplace: Maintaining Safety on the Job Amid Changing State Laws

 

November 19, 2019
How to Become a Hazmat “Shipper of Choice” Through Training and Logistics

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