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Issue Date: January 23, 2023

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February 2023 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter

This month's issue includes information on crystalline silica, HazCom, hotel housekeeping ergonomics, and respirator maintenance.

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Kitchen Safety

Use this presentation and associated materials to train kitchen workers on hazards and safe practices in the kitchen. The session does not cover public health hazards such as foodborne pathogens.

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OSHA, the regulator

Is your business in the bullseye of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 2023 regulatory plans? If you oversee a healthcare facility, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”

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News

Enforcement Contractor facing $251K OSHA fine following trenching fatality

Enforcement Roofer facing $584K fines for violations at Toll Brothers project

Respiratory ProtectionNIOSH offering $350K for respirator fit-testing solution

Enforcement Wisconsin malt barley supplier facing $174,351 in OSHA fines

Health - GeneralOSHA proceeding with healthcare rulemakings

Safety - GeneralOSHA enforcement roundup: Spotlight on recent cases

Health - GeneralCDC: COVID-19 deaths highest in public safety, accommodation, and food

Training

Employee Training Materials

Audio PresentationsKitchen Safety —Use this presentation and associated materials to train kitchen workers on hazards and safe practices in the kitchen. The session does not cover public health hazards such as foodborne pathogens.

Toolbox TalksWheelchair Safety for Healthcare Workers—This talk informs healthcare workers, such as nurses, caregivers, and hospital volunteers, on how to safely handle manual wheelchairs in the workplace.

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersFebruary 2023 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter—This month's issue includes information on crystalline silica (controlling silica dust in construction); HazCom (chemical information for employees); hotel housekeeping ergonomics (housekeeping cart best practices); and respirator maintenance (cleaning).

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

National:

01/13/2023—Enforcement —Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2023

State:

01/20/2023—Health - General—Washington—Reporting of Health System Readiness Data

01/19/2023—Construction - General—Utah—Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act Rule

01/19/2023—Construction - General—Washington—2021 International Wildland Urban Interface Code

01/19/2023—Health - General—Washington—Coronavirus Disease 2019 Reporting

01/18/2023—Healthcare Safety—Mississippi—Emergency Medical Services

01/18/2023—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Utah—Utah Size and Weight Rule

01/17/2023—Motor Carrier Safety—Texas—Regulations Governing Transportation Safety

01/16/2023—Motor Carrier Safety—Oregon—IRP/IFTA/HVUT Rules

01/16/2023—Diving—Oregon—Driver License and Identification Card Issuance

01/12/2023—Workers' Compensation—New York—Telemedicine

01/12/2023—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Health Partnership Program

01/12/2023—Safety - General—West Virginia—Proximity Detection Systems

01/11/2023—Asbestos —Massachusetts—Asbestos Removal, Containment, Maintenance

01/9/2023—Workers' Compensation—Utah—Uninsured Employers Fund

Proposed Rules

National:

01/19/2023—Workers' Compensation—20 CFR 726 - Black Lung Benefits Act: Authorization of Self-Insurers

State:

01/20/2023—HazMat Transportation—Florida—Codes and Standards Adopted

01/20/2023—Fire Prevention—New York—Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code

01/20/2023—Emergency Preparedness—Oklahoma—Catastrophic Health Emergency Plan

01/20/2023—Motor Carrier Safety—Oregon—Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

01/20/2023—Fire Prevention—Wyoming—Defintions

01/19/2023—Health - General—Oklahoma—Disease and Injury Reporting

01/19/2023—Emergency Preparedness—Oklahoma—Emergency Response Systems

01/19/2023—Emergency Preparedness—Oklahoma—Emergency Response Systems

01/19/2023—Emergency Preparedness—Oklahoma—Emergency Service District

01/19/2023—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—General Information

01/19/2023—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—General Provisions

01/19/2023—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Change of Treating Physician

01/18/2023—Workers' Compensation—Maryland—Legal Representation and Fees

01/18/2023—Healthcare Safety—Maryland—Trauma Center Designation and Verification Standards

01/18/2023—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Oklahoma—Size and Weight Permits

01/18/2023—Workers' Compensation—Texas—Designated Doctor Procedures and Requirements

01/16/2023—Commercial Driver Safety—New Hampshire—Hearings on Commercial Driver Licenses

01/16/2023—Healthcare Safety—New Hampshire—EMS Letters of Concern and Denial Rules

01/13/2023—Commercial Driver Safety—Iowa—Commercial Driver's License Requirements

01/9/2023—Commercial Driver Safety—New Hampshire—Impaired Driver Programs

01/9/2023—Workers' Compensation—New York—Special Services

01/9/2023—Alcohol & Drugs—Utah—State Construction Contracts, Drug and Alcohol Testing

01/9/2023—Fire Prevention—Utah—Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Inspecting and Testing

01/9/2023—Alcohol & Drugs—Utah—Sobriety Program

Reference Materials

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OSHA, the regulatorIs your business in the bullseye of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 2023 regulatory plans? If you oversee a healthcare facility, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”

 
 

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