Regulations and Standards


News & Articles

  • FMCSA Helping Stakeholders Prepare for Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

    Commercial Driver's License holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals will begin using the agency's CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020.

  • CSB Highlights Importance of Following Standards

    Incidents cited in the Safety Spotlight document include the BP Texas City refinery explosion and fire, ConAgra Foods and Kleen Energy natural gas explosions, and the Imperial Sugar combustible dust disaster in Georgia in February 2008. Each example discusses standards or guidelines that were developed following the incident.

  • FCC Proposal to Help Responders Locate 911 Callers in Multi-Story Buildings

    The commission proposed a vertical location accuracy metric of plus or minus 3 meters relative to the handset for 80 percent of indoor wireless 911 calls, tentatively concluding that location accuracy metric—within 3 meters above or below the phone—would be sufficiently accurate to identify the caller's floor level in most cases and would be technically feasible under the timeframes established in the Enhanced 911 rules.

  • Modified FDA Policy Means Some Flavored eCigarettes Won't Be Sold

    FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said FDA intends to review comments on the draft compliance policy and finalize it as fast as possible. He said FDA expects the policy changes to mean some flavored e-cigarette products and flavored cigars will no longer be sold at all. Other flavored e-cigarette products that continue to be sold will be sold only in a manner that prevents youth access.

  • ISEA Releases New Glove Standard on Impact Performance

    While standards for industrial gloves that protect hands from cuts, punctures, abrasions, and chemical exposure have long existed, ANSI/ISEA 138 is the first standard to address the risk to hands from impact injuries in North America.

  • New Chairs Announced for Z359, A10 Standards Committees

    Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, is the new chair of the Z359 Fall Protection Committee and John Johnson, CSP, is the new chair of the A10 Safety Requirements for Construction and Demolition Operations Committee. Both will serve three-year terms that can be reaffirmed for longer periods of service by the committees.


Products

  • PureOHS, UL’s Compliance Management Software

    PureOHS, UL’s Compliance Management Software

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Whitepapers

  • Six Answers About EPA’s RCRA Generator Improvements Rule

    EPA’s historic update to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations takes effect on May 30, 2017. The new rules will have a major impact on how your facility manages hazardous waste. Download this free report to explore the biggest changes and identify the steps your facility should take now to prepare.

  • Complying with the OSHA Final Rule Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness

    In May of 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping data included on the 300A, 300, and 301 forms.

  • HEPA Vacuum Cleaners Play Critical Role in EPA's Lead RRP

    In 2008, in order to curb the occurrence of lead-related diseases, the EPA issued 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart E, also known as the Lead RRP.


Videos

  • Safety Matters Express - January 2019 Impact Standards

    Safety should never be a guessing game! New impact glove ratings will help you choose the right glove for the job—so get the upper hand and learn about the new ANSI/ISEA 138 Impact Glove Standard.

  • Magid Safety Matters Express - January 2017

    Are thicker gloves always safer? Watch leather duke it out with machine knit in this month's fast and fun video to find out! While you're there, review some important safety resolutions you should make today and teach your workers how to walk like a penguin on slippery ice. This month's Safety Matters Express might just have it all!

  • New NFPA Training Takes the Guesswork Out of Sprinkler Plan Reviewing

    Rick Tustin, Winchester (MA) Fire Department, and Paul Cheever, Revere (MA) Fire Department, discuss the challenges of sprinkler plan reviewing and how a new training by the National Fire Protection Association addresses the challenges. For more information, visit http://www.nfpa.org/sprinklerplans.