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A Veritable Ton of OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources Made Available

Posted in on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

From OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs –

As part of our efforts to keep OSHA’s cooperative program participants informed of OSHA’s compliance assistance resources, I am pleased to provide you with the attached quarterly update of new OSHA compliance assistance products, including Web resources, publications, and success stories. This update also includes products developed through the OSHA Alliance Program by Alliance Program participants and reports issued by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program.

This update covers products issued through the fourth quarter of FY 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sep., 30, 2013).  I hope you will share this information with others in your organization, including workers and downstream customers, as part of our efforts together through OSHA’s cooperative programs.

I. New OSHA Compliance Assistance Products

OSHA issued the following new or updated compliance assistance products in FY 2013.  For more information, see the New Compliance Assistance Products page on the OSHA Compliance Assistance Web page.

Web Resources

 Industry/Hazard Alerts

Fact Sheets/InfoSheeets

 Cards

Safety and Health Information Bulletins

  •  Hazards of Operating Unguarded Stone Cutters and Splitters in Landscaping and Other Worksites (Jan. 2013)

Other Publications and Guidance Documents

 Case Studies and Success Stories

Regional Alliance Success Stories:

Regional Showcase Stories:

Small Business Success Stories:

Strategic Partnership Success Stories

II. Products Developed by Alliance Program Participants

 The following products were issued by OSHA’s Alliance Program participants as part of the Alliance Program in the FY 2013. For a complete listing and links to the products, see the Alliance Program Participants Developed Products page on the OSHA Alliance Program Web page.

Articles

OSHA and the Joint Commission/Joint Commission Resources (JC/JCR) Alliance

  • Green and Clean: How Hospitals Can Protect Patients and Workers by Using Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Products/Practices (Jan. 2013)
  • OSHA 300: A Log to Live By – Properly Documenting Work-Related Injuries/Illnesses Can Reduce Incidents (Oct. 2012)
  • Safety Synergy: The Importance of Stressing Safety for Both Workers and Patients in Health Care Organizations (June 2013)
  • NAOSH Week, May 5-11, 2013: Safer Workplaces Emphasized; OSHP Day Set for May 8 (July 2013)
  • Protection Partnership: How Health Care Organizations Can Better Secure the Safety of Workers and Patients Alike (July 2013)
  • Labeling the Hazard: OSHA to Institute “Global Harmonization” of Hazard Communications (July 2013)

Cards

OSHA and the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) Alliance

  • Water-fed Pole – Spanish (Nov. 2012)

OSHA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Alliance

  • Roofing Operations – English and Spanish (Oct. 2012)

OSHA and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Alliance

  • Interior Plantscaping General Safety Tips – English (Nov. 2012) and Spanish (Jan. 2013)
  • Leaving a Job Site in the Middle of a Landscape Design/Build Installation Project – English (Nov. 2012) and Spanish (Mar. 2013)
  • Preventing Injuries to your Eyes and Ears in Landscaping – English (Nov. 2012) and Spanish (Jan. 2013)
  • Preventing Repetitive Motion Injuries (Sept. 2013)

Case Studies

OSHA and the National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance

  • Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk (Jan. 2013)

Checklists

OSHA and the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Alliance

  • Sharps Safety Checklist for Health Care Facilities (Oct. 2012)

OSHA and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Alliance

  • OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) – PSM Covered Chemical Facilities: Documentation Checklist (May 2013)

Fact Sheets

OSHA and the Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance

  • High Lift Truck Reference Guide (Mar. 2013)
  • High Lift Truck Fact Sheet: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls (Mar. 2013)
  • High Lift Truck Fact Sheet: Preventing Struck By Injuries (July 2013)

OSHA and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) Alliance

  • Lentivirus Vector Fact Sheet (Oct. 2012)

OSHA and the American Heart Association (AHA) Alliance

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Tips Sheet – Spanish (Mar. 2013)

OSHA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alliance

  • Quick Tips: For Job Health and Safety on Hazardous Drugs in Health Care

OSHA and the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance

  • Locating Underground Lines – Spanish (Mar. 2013)

OSHA and the Construction Roundtable (A consortium of Alliance participants)

  • Design Workplace Solutions: Falls From Floor Openings (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Falls From Ladders  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Falls From Roof Edge (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Falls From Non-Moving Vehicles (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Industrial Large Duct  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Roof Anchors  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Roof Hatch Access and Hole Protection (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Scaffolds  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Specify Non-Fragile Skylights and/or Skylight Guards (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Specify Sufficient Wall Height to Allow Parapets to Function and Fall Prevention (updated July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Structural Steel — Beams and Columns  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Structural Steel — Construction Loads  (July 2013)
  • Design Workplace Solutions: Structural Steel: Unloading Flatbeds

OSHA and the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance

  • Fact Sheet 4: Radio Controls Can Enhance Safety and Productivity (Dec. 2012)
  • Fact Sheet 5: Crane Operations: Improving Reliability, Maintenance, and Operations (Dec. 2012)

OSHA and the National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance

  • Near Miss Reporting Systems (May 2013)

OSHA and the Shipbuilding Group Alliance

  • Safety Alert: Prevention of Eye Injuries in Shipyard Employment (July 2013)

Posters

OSHA and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Alliance

  • Ammonia Safety – Emergency Action Plan – Spanish (May 2013)
  • Ammonia Safety: Personal Protective Equipment for Refrigeration and Maintenance Technicians (May 2013)

Presentations

OSHA and the American Wind Energy Association Alliance

  • Fall Prevention and Protection Training PPT (August 2013)

OSHA and the International Electric Code Alliance

  • NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Presentation (updated July 2013)

Reference Guides

OSHA and the Association of Occupational Health Professionals (AOHP) Alliance

  • Beyond Getting Started: Workplace Violence in Healthcare Web Reference Guide (Dec. 2012)

Toolbox Talks

OSHA and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Alliance

  • Safety Data Sheets (Oct. 2012)
  • Safety Signs (Oct. 2012)
  • Safety Tags (Oct. 2012)

OSHA and the American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) Alliance

  • Electrical Safety – Spanish (Oct. 2012)
  • Excavation and Trenching – Spanish (Oct. 2012)
  • Hazard Communication (revised Mar. 2013)
  • Spotter – Spanish (Oct. 2012)

OSHA and the Sealant Waterproofing Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) Alliance

  • Electrical (Mar. 2013)
  • Fire Extinguishers (June 2013)
  • First Aid (June 2013)
  • Powder Actuated Tools (June 2013)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Mar. 2013)
  • Respiratory Protection (Mar. 2013)
  • Guidelines to a Productive Toolbox Talk (July 2013)

III. NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program Reports and Products

The following are reports and products issued by the NIOSH FACE Program in FY 2013.  For more information, see the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program Website. For reports on fire fight fatalities, see the NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program (FFFIPP) Website.

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