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Issue Date: September 19, 2022

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October 2022 Customizable Employee Newsletter

This month's issue includes information on National Protect Your Hearing Month; working safely around ammonia; and accident investigations.

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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees

By the end of the training session, employees will be able to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards at work; understand safety specifications and features of walking surfaces and openings; use stairs and ladders safely to avoid falls; and avoid and eliminate slip and trip hazards.

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How is your forklift/powered industrial truck compliance?

Are you ready for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of your powered industrial truck compliance? In the warehousing and storage industry, the powered industrial truck standard is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard.

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News

Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)FMCSA seeks input on logging device regulations

Trenching (Construction)OSHA holding excavation, trench training

Training OSHA unveils $1.9 million in training grants

Ergonomics 100 employers join Safety Council's ergonomics pledge

Training

Employee Training Materials

PowerpointsPreventing Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Guide for Employees—By the end of the training session, employees will be able to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards at work; understand safety specifications and features of walking surfaces and openings; use stairs and ladders safely to avoid falls; and avoid and eliminate slip and trip hazards. Use this PowerPoint presentation to train your workers on preventing slips and falls.

Toolbox TalksSkid Steer Loader Safety—This talk describes the safety practices that workers need to follow when operating a skid steer loader, as well as the things they need to look for during a prestart inspection of the equipment.

Toolbox TalksSafe Operation of Excavators—This talk discusses the hazards associated with the operation of excavators and the actions properly trained and authorized operators must take to safely operate the machines and minimize such hazards.

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

Time Savers

Employee NewslettersOctober 2022 Customizable EHS Employee Newsletter—This month’s issue includes information on RCRA facility inspections; sustainable Halloween practices; and the chemical diacetone alcohol.

Employee NewslettersOctober 2022 Customizable Safety Employee Newsletter—This month’s issue includes information on National Protect Your Hearing Month; working safely around ammonia; and accident investigations.

Regulatory Activity

Final Rules

National:

09/8/2022—Motor Carrier Safety—49 CFR 367 - Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement

09/7/2022—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)—49 CFR 395 - Assessment of the Continued Need for COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Regulatory Relief for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations

State:

09/16/2022—Health - General—New York—COVID 19 Masking Program

09/16/2022—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—Retirement; Penalties; Death Benefit Fund

09/16/2022—Workers' Compensation—Ohio—General Rating for the State Insurance Fund

09/15/2022—Workers' Compensation—Colorado—Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure with Treatment

09/15/2022—Workers' Compensation—Colorado—Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure with Treatment

09/15/2022—Workers' Compensation—Colorado—Workers' Compensation Rules of Procedure with Treatment

09/15/2022—Health - General—Louisiana—Programs and Services Amendments Due to COVID 19

09/13/2022—Workers' Compensation—Idaho—Administrative Rules Under Worker's Compensation Law

09/13/2022—Health - General—Oregon—Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

09/13/2022—Commercial Driver Safety—Texas—Third-Party Skills Testing Program

09/13/2022—Healthcare Safety—Texas—Emergency Medical Services Provider Licenses

09/12/2022—Fire Prevention—Oregon—Oregon Safety Assessment Program

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—Nursing Homes

09/9/2022—Agriculture—Washington—Federal Worker Protection Standards

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—Purpose and Scope

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—School District Response and Support

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—Coronavirus Reporting

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—Licensed Health Care Facilities

09/8/2022—Commercial Driver Safety—Kentucky—Commercial Driver's License Skill Testing

09/8/2022—Driving Safely—Kentucky—License Suspension, Revocation, Denial

09/8/2022—Commercial Driver Safety—Kentucky—Third-party CDL Skills Test Examiner Standards

09/8/2022—Commercial Driver Safety—Kentucky—Hazardous Materials Endorsement Requirements

09/7/2022—Workers' Compensation—Illinois—Administration and Operation of the System

09/6/2022—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Eligibility

09/6/2022—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Oklahoma—Prequalification

09/6/2022—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Oklahoma—Consulting Engineering Services

09/6/2022—Dept. of Transportation (DOT)—Oklahoma—Maintenance

09/6/2022—Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)—Oklahoma—Ignition Interlock Devices

09/6/2022—Alcohol & Drugs (Motor Carriers)—Oklahoma—Drug Screening Devices

09/6/2022—HazMat Transportation—Oklahoma—Adoption by Reference

09/6/2022—Safety - General—Alabama—Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification Program

09/6/2022—Fire Prevention—Alabama—Minimum Standards for Installation, Service, and Repair

09/6/2022—Health - General—Massachusetts—Rates of Payment to Resident Care Facilities

09/6/2022—Specific Industries—Oklahoma—General Standards

09/6/2022—Fire Prevention—Oklahoma—Smoke Detectors

09/6/2022—Health - General—Oklahoma—Smoking in Public Places and Workplaces

09/6/2022—Health - General—Oklahoma—Novel Coronavirus Regulations

09/6/2022—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—General Information

09/6/2022—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Informal Dispute Resolution Processes

09/6/2022—Workers' Compensation—Oklahoma—Vocation Rehabilitation Services

09/6/2022—Explosives—Oklahoma—Explosives

09/6/2022—Fire Extinguishers—Oklahoma—Fire Extinguisher Industry

Proposed Rules

National:

09/16/2022—Motor Carrier Safety—49 CFR 385, 386, 390, and 395 - Electronic Logging Device Revisions

09/14/2022—Motor Carrier Safety—49 CFR 391 - Qualifications of Drivers: Medical Examiner's Handbook and Medical Advisory Criteria Proposed Regulatory Guidance

09/13/2022—Recordkeeping - General—29 CFR 405 - Revision of the Form LM-10 Employer Report

State:

09/16/2022—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Rules for Medical Payments

09/16/2022—Workers' Compensation—Tennessee—Medical Fee Schedule

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness Planning and Implementation

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness and Response

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness and Response

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness and Response

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness Planning and Implementation

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Preparedness and Response

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Response System

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Texas—Emergency Response System

09/16/2022—Emergency Preparedness—New York—Implementation of Enhanced Emergency Contingency Plans

09/15/2022—Construction - General—New Mexico—Contractor License Requirements

09/15/2022—Workers' Compensation—New Mexico—Workers' Compensation Administration Rules

09/15/2022—Construction - General—New York—Prevailing Wage for Aggregate Hauling

09/14/2022—Construction - General—New Mexico—Contractor License Requirements

09/13/2022—Workers' Compensation—Alaska—Workers' Compensation

09/13/2022—Safety - General—Arizona—Boilers and Lined Hot Water Heaters

09/13/2022—Lead —Wisconsin—Reporting of Blood Lead Test Results

09/13/2022—Healthcare Safety—Maryland—Documents Incorporated by Reference

09/12/2022—Workers' Compensation—Alaska—Workers' Compensation

09/12/2022—Electrical Safety—Idaho—Electrical Board

09/12/2022—Fall Protection (Construction)—Washington—Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection

09/9/2022—Emergency Preparedness—Nevada—Natural Disaster Protection Plan

09/9/2022—Fire Prevention—Virginia—Home Inspector Licensing Regulations

09/9/2022—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Unemployment Benefits Eligibility

09/9/2022—Fire Prevention—Washington—2021 International Wildland Urban Interface Code

09/9/2022—Eye and Face Protection—Washington—Safety Standards for Ship Repairing

09/9/2022—Health - General—Washington—Fully Vaccinated

09/8/2022—Fire Prevention—Connecticut—Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Layout Technician

09/8/2022—Commercial Driver Safety—Delaware—Overweight Hauling Permit Policy and Manual

09/8/2022—Construction - General—New Jersey—Uniform Construction Code

09/8/2022—Workers' Compensation—New Jersey—2023 Maximum Workers' Compensation Benefit Rates

09/8/2022—Motor Carrier Safety—Utah—Safety Regulations for Tow Truck Operations

09/8/2022—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Reopenings, Relating to Workers' Compensation Claims

09/8/2022—Workers' Compensation—Washington—Classifications for WA Workers' Compensation Insurance

09/7/2022—Enforcement —Delaware—Administrative Hearings of Record

09/6/2022—Electrical Safety—North Carolina—Electrical Contracting Licensing Act

09/6/2022—Fire Prevention—North Carolina—Board of Examiners-Plumbing, Heating, Fire Sprinkler

Reference Materials

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How is your forklift/powered industrial truck compliance?Are you ready for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of your powered industrial truck compliance? In the warehousing and storage industry, the powered industrial truck standard is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard.

 
 

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