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Issue Date: July 15, 2019

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NSC weighs in on Illinois marijuana law

The National Safety Council (NSC) raised concerns about roadway and workplace safety after Illinois’s governor signed a bill allowing recreational marijuana use in the state.

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On-Demand Webinar: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: How to Properly Train to Ensure Compliance

In this on-demand webinar, attorney Brian Yellin discusses how OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard applies across all industries, and how to develop and implement an effective employee training program to prevent exposure.

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Troubling trend: Suicide at work

Could any of your employees be considering suicide? Could they be planning to do it at the office or on the jobsite? It’s a prospect no one wants to consider, but workplace suicides can and do happen.

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News

EnforcementCal/OSHA cites employers for carbon monoxide poisoning

Chemical HazardsNIOSH issues new hazard banding guide

Workers' CompensationWorkers’ comp fraud ring participants sentenced

Alcohol & DrugsNSC weighs in on Illinois marijuana law

Training

Webinars

Bloodborne PathogensWebinar [2019-04]: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: How to Properly Train Employees to Ensure Compliance In this on-demand webinar, attorney Brian Yellin discusses how OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard applies across all industries, and how to develop and implement an effective employee training program to prevent exposure.

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersJuly 2019 Safety Works for Employees—This month’s issue includes tips on how to avoid back injuries, dehydration, tick bites, and the dangers of combustible dust.

PostersWorkers’ Compensation Fraud (11x17)—Print this workers' compensation fraud poster for use in your facility. A fillable field in the lower right corner allows you to add your company name, logo, and other information.

PostersWorkers’ Compensation Fraud (11x17)—Print this workers' compensation fraud poster for use in your facility. A fillable field in the lower right corner allows you to add your company name, logo, and other information.

PostersWorkers’ Compensation Fraud (14x17)—Print this workers' compensation fraud poster for use in your facility. A fillable field in the lower right corner allows you to add your company name, logo, and other information.

PostersWorkers’ Compensation Fraud (17x11)—Print this workers' compensation fraud poster for use in your facility. A fillable field in the upper right corner allows you to add your company name, logo, and other information.

PostersWorkers’ Compensation Fraud (17x11)—Print this workers' compensation fraud poster for use in your facility. A fillable field in the upper right corner allows you to add your company name, logo, and other information.

Ask The Expert

Q: Do the walking-working surface rules apply to water pollution control department staff working around open manhole coverings to perform sanitary sewer cleanings?

Q: How do I monitor the average sound level in a casino to comply with OSHA's noise standard (29 CFR 1910.95)?

Q: Is there a minimum distance required for a safety perimeter around scissor lifts to protect from fall hazards? Or should we use our best judgment based on the task being executed?

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

National:

07/8/2019—HazMat Transportation—49 CFR 385 - Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits

State:

07/15/2019—OSHA—Maine—Variances in the Public Sector

07/15/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Self-Insuring Employers

07/15/2019—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Inspection and Copies of Public Records

07/15/2019—Workers' Compensation—Maryland—Judicial Review Procedures

07/12/2019—OSHA—Maine—Safety and Health Standards for Whistleblowers

07/12/2019—OSHA—Maine—Consultation Guidelines

07/10/2019—Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)—Kentucky—Recordkeeping, Reporting, Statistics

07/3/2019—Exit Routes—Michigan—Fire Exits

07/3/2019—Machine Guarding—Michigan—Guards for Power Transmissions

07/3/2019—Conveyors—Michigan—Conveyors

07/3/2019—Machine Safety —Michigan—Refuse Packer Units

07/3/2019—Cranes and Slings—Michigan—Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems

07/3/2019—Specific Industries—Michigan—Foundries

07/3/2019—Electric Power Generation—Washington—Electric Power Generation

07/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—General Rating for the State Insurance Fund

Proposed Rules

National:

07/9/2019—Commercial Driver Safety—49 CFR 383 - Third Party Commercial Driver's License Testers

07/8/2019—Motor Carrier Safety—49 CFR 385 - Certifications for Conducting Driver or Vehicle Inspections, Safety Audits, or Investigations

State:

07/15/2019—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Rehabilitation of Injured and Disabled Workers

07/10/2019—OSHA—California—Rules of Practice and Procedure

07/8/2019—Workers' Compensation—New York—Medical Fee Schedules

07/3/2019—Construction - General—Iowa—Construction Contractor Registrations Standards

07/3/2019—Cranes and Derricks (Construction)—Michigan—Cranes and Derricks

07/3/2019—Construction - General—Michigan—Ventilation Control for Construction

07/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—New York—Prior Authorization for Medical Treatment and Variances

07/2/2019—Agriculture—Washington—Safety Standards for Agriculture

07/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Classifications

07/2/2019—Workers' Compensation—Washington—2020 Industrial Insurance Premium Rates

Reference Materials

White Papers

Troubling trend: Suicide at workCould any of your employees be considering suicide? Could they be planning to do it at the office or on the jobsite? It’s a prospect no one wants to consider, but workplace suicides can and do happen.

New Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

July 16, 2019
Slips, Trips and Falls:
Innovative Approaches to Reduce Risk

 

July 17, 2019
Opioids at Work: Legal Policy, Program, & Practice Improvements to Address Workplace Conditions & Better Protect Workers from Drug Misuse

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