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Issue Date: September 9, 2019

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California Wildfire Smoke Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview for employers of the requirements of California's Protection from Wildfire Smoke Standard (8 CCR 5141.1).

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Are you ready for the next storm?

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September 2019 Safety Works for Employees

This month’s issue includes information on caught-in hazards and safety tips for drywall sanding, handling metalworking fluids, and working with chemical fume hoods.

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News

NoiseStudy: Mining, oil and gas workers at risk of hearing loss

Safety - GeneralNIOSH researching ‘Future of Work’

Safety Culture‘Bully’ bosses pose safety risks, study finds

Safety - GeneralNIOSH publishes updates on its programs

Enforcement Judge issues $1.04 million whistleblower penalty

Training

Webinars

PPE - GeneralWebinar [2019-06]: The ABCs of PPE: Assessing Workplace Hazards and Selecting the Right Personal Protective Equipment for Your Facility Despite the importance of PPE, many safety managers still struggle with conducting hazard assessments, recognizing when agencies require certain types of PPE, selecting the appropriate PPE for the job, and identifying who is responsible for providing PPE in the first place. In this on-demand webinar, Adele Abrams, president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, provides guidelines on how to select the right PPE for your facility.

Alcohol & DrugsWebinar [2019-05]: Opioids at Work: Legal Policy, Program, and Practice Improvements to Address Workplace Conditions and Better Protect Workers from Drug Misuse In this on-demand webinar, attorney Adele Abrams, Chia-Chia Chang, MPH and MBA, and Laurel Harduar Morano, Phd, discuss how to apply NIOSH and legal guidance related to opioids response and resources available to help guide workplace policies, programs, and practices on opioid misuse in the workplace

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersSeptember 2019 Safety Works for Employees—This month’s issue includes information on caught-in hazards and safety tips for drywall sanding, handling metalworking fluids, and working with chemical fume hoods.

Ask The Expert

Q: We store a 5 gallon container of acetone in a flammable cabinet located under a hood. When the flammable cabinet is opened, it smells like acetone very strongly. Are there regulations on venting flammable cabinets located under hoods?

Q: Do we have any recourse during an OSHA inspection that has stretched out over several visits?

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

National:

07/31/2019—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Department of Transportation - Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts

07/30/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—49 CFR 384 - Lifetime Disqualification for Human Trafficking; Correction

07/29/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—29 CFR 1904 - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses; Approval of Information Collection Requirements

State:

09/6/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Affidavit of Exempt Status

09/6/2019—Safety - General—Indiana—Boiler and Pressure Vessel Standards

09/5/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—General Provisions

09/5/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Exempt Status Documentation

09/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—Apportionment of Permanent Impairment

09/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance

09/3/2019—Safety - General—Iowa—Construction Contractor Registrations Standards

09/3/2019—Workers' Compensation—Colorado—Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure

08/28/2019—Workers' Compensation—Missouri—Performance Standards for Workers' Compensation Carrier

08/28/2019—Workers' Compensation—Missouri—Workers' Compensation Managed Care Organizations

08/23/2019—Respiratory Protection—California—Protection from Wildfire Smoke

Proposed Rules

National:

09/6/2019—Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 382, 383, and 384 - Extension of Compliance Date for States' Query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

09/3/2019—Hours of Service (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers

State:

09/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Colorado—Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure

09/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—New Jersey—2020 Maximum Workers' Compensation Benefit Rates

09/4/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—2020 Workers' Compensation Premium Assessment Rates

09/4/2019—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Minnesota—Occupational Safety and Health Standards by Reference

09/3/2019—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Vermont—Changes to Crane Operator Training and Certification

09/3/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—New Hampshire—Fatality and Serious Injury

09/3/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Federal Military Treatment Facility Disputes

08/29/2019—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Miscellaneous Reimbursement

08/28/2019—Fire Prevention—Massachusetts—Comprehensive Fire Safety Code

08/28/2019—Workers' Compensation—Oregon—2020 Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment Rate

08/26/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—South Carolina—Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting

Reference Materials

Guidance Documents

Air Contaminants—California—California Wildfire Smoke Fact Sheet—This fact sheet provides an overview for employers of the requirements of California's Protection from Wildfire Smoke Standard (8 CCR 5141.1).

White Papers

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New Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

September 12, 2019
Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities: Understanding the Unique Risk Factors and Identifying Precursors

 

September 17, 2019
Safety Performance Improvement: Integrate Behavioral and Systems-Based Approaches to Maximize Your Results

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