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May - June 2018 Connection Newsletter


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Top Safety News for May-June 2018
• New California Prop 65 Signs Required in August
• OSHA State Plan Employers Must Report Injury Data to Feds
• Forklift Safety Day Can Be Every Day
• What Are PELs?
• What's New at ComplianceSigns: Size Photos, Site Navigation, more

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May - June 2018 Connection Newsletter

  1. 1. Visit: | Connection Blog | Subscription Page | View in Your Browser Top Safety News for Dave, May-June 2018 New California Prop 65 Signs Required in August OSHA State Plan Employers Must Report Injury Data to Feds Forklift Safety Day Can Be Every Day What Are PELs? What's New at ComplianceSigns: Size Photos, Site Navigation, more New California Proposition 65 Warning Signs and Labels Required August 30 Beginning August 30, new rules will be in effect for California Prop 65 warning labels and signs. Most signs will now require a WARNING heading and symbol, plus an associated Prop 65 website address. New signs will also require specific chemical names and, in some cases, sources of exposure. will have new Prop 65 signs available in July with an easy-to-use sign selector tool. Get more details and Prop 65 resources here. OSHA State Plan Employers Must Report Injury and Illness Data Federal OSHA has taken action to fix an error regarding electronic injury reporting. Employers in OSHA state plans must now file injury and illness data through the federal agency’s portal, even if their states have not adopted the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation. This will affect employers in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Read more here. What's New at While our product development team is busy creating hundreds of new California Prop 65 warning signs and labels (which will be available in July), our website team has made a number of enhancements to our website to improve your shopping experience, including: Size Reference Photos for most signs and labels make it easy to see just how small a 3x5" label is - and how large a 28x20" sign is! Navigation Updates combine search technology with product data to quickly show you the signs you need, and let you select options to refine results to find just the signs you want. Our new Resources Hub has an updated format that makes it easy to review our Compliance Resource and Product Data Bulletins, browse articles by topic and see the latest workplace safety updates. Check it out here. New Mine Inspection Rule in Effect The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule effective June 2 that gives mine operators flexibility in managing their safety and health programs. Revisions include requiring a competent person to examine each working place for conditions that may impact the safety or health of miners. The working place must be examined at least once per shift before work begins or as miners begin work. Learn more. Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 8/29/2018, 8:37 AM
  2. 2. Forklifts are a leading cause of accidents in warehouses and industrial settings, contributing to some 75 deaths each year. Many deaths – and countless more incidents – result from unsafe practices such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or raising workers on a pallet to reach high levels. Check this post for an overview of the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 12, plus advice and resources to improve forklift safety. Learn more here. What are Permissible Exposure Levels? Permissible Exposure Limits, or PELs, generally refer to the maximum exposure to a potentially harmful substance or agent a person can safely contact over an eight-hour period. But a published PEL is just a starting point when considering how the hazard may affect workers. A recent article addresses PELs, explains how they work and gives good advice on how to manage exposures in your workplace. Learn more here. Make Your Life Easier with a SignHub Account Whether you order signs every week, every month or just on occasion, a SignHub account at can make your job easier. Your SignHub account helps you with: Order History - Track shipping status on current orders, view old orders or buy items again Custom Signs - Easily access custom signs you've created and saved Saved Wishlist - Store a list of favorite items for quick access Your Account - Update your account information for fast checkout It's safe, secure - and free! Learn more or create your account here. June Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: OSHA 2017 Injury and Illness Reports Due July 1 Employers with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses, have until July 1 to electronically submit Form 300A. Beginning in 2019, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2. Learn more. 13 Mobile Apps for the Safety Industry Exhibitors at ASSE Safety 2018 in San Antonio ran the gamut from the usual to the truly innovative. EHS Today has assembled a slideshow that showcases 13 mobile apps that might change the safety industry. New tools include apps for LOTO; remote employee monitoring; a smart belt; identifying a contractor's access and training level; safety reporting; spill information; monitoring cognitive ability or impairment; sound level monitoring; PPE recommendations; and even notifications when a worker enters a high-risk area. Review the slideshow. New WHMIS Resources for Employers, Distributors The WHMIS 2015 deadline is getting closer. To help with your WHMIS 2015 transition, Health Canada has developed two new fact sheets for employers and distributors. The printable fact sheets share key points to know and good practices to consider in preparing for the transition to WHMIS, including key deadlines for new labeling. See WHMIS resource sheets here. NFPA Releases Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response Standard The NFPA has released NFPA 3000 Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help businesses and communities plan for and deal with mass casualty incidents. Serving as the first of its kind, NFPA 3000 provides unified planning, response, and recovery guidance, as well as civilian and responder safety considerations. Download a fact sheet (pdf). OSHA Issues Silica Enforcement Memo OSHA has issued a memo outlining enforcement of the Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action level and associated requirements. Most provisions of the standard became enforceable on June 23, 2018, but during the first 30 days, OSHA will offer compliance assistance for employers who make good faith efforts to comply with the new standard. Learn more. OSHA Extends Construction Crane Operator Qualification Comment Period to July OSHA proposed to amend its cranes and derricks in construction rules to revise sections that address crane operator training, certification/licensing, and competency. The amendments are intended to require comprehensive Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 8/29/2018, 8:37 AM
  3. 3. extend the employer duty to evaluate potential operators for their ability to safely operate equipment covered by subpart CC; and require documentation of that evaluation. After requests by stakeholders, OSHA has extended the public comment period form June 20 to July 5. Get details here. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S July 11 - Disposable and Arc-Rated Chemical Suits July 19 - Virtual Reality for EHS Training July 25 - Why All Arc Flash Assessments Are Not the Same On Demand - Key changes to NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 Learn more or sign up. Safety Tip: Resources to Prevent Heat Illness Exposure to heat can cause illness and death – and illness-inducing temperatures may be lower than you think. When someone begins to exhibit signs of heat exhaustion it is imperative that the worker be treated as quickly and effectively as possible. Check these heat stress safety tips. Top Safety Articles Last Month These were the most popular items in last month's Connection: Free resources for Distracted Driving Month Plan ahead to prevent workplace violence Top OSHA fines in the first 6 weeks of 2018 No cell phone use while driving label ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add to your email address book. Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate 8/29/2018, 8:37 AM