SAFETY &

ENVIRONMENTAL

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a stakeholder meeting May 3, 2022, to provide an overview of and seek comments on the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect workers from heat-related hazards. The meeting will be held online from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

US Department of Labor to hold public meeting to provide overview of OSHA initiatives to protect workers from heat hazards

On-Site Safety & Health Consultation Program

A confidential, no-charge service to assist small employers throughout the state of Missouri in reducing injuries and illnesses without penalty.

Fire Prevention Plan

This plan helps reduce the likelihood of a fire through basic fire prevention techniques. This sample Fire Prevention Plan is provided by the Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program.

Hazard Communication Plan

This sample Hazard Communication Program provides a template and can be modified to reflect individual policies and procedures.

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

This sample Bloodborne Pathogens program is in order to comply with OSHA’s standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. This written program must be site specific.

Emergency Action Plan

To comply with OSHA’s standard for Emergency Action Plans, 29 CFR 1910.38, this written program must be site specific and can be modified to reflect individual policies and procedures.

Missouri State Energy Planning (MoSEP) Process Initiatives

This document summarizes the initiative ideas gathered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (department) during the Round 1 and Round 2 meetings of MoSEP Process Cycle 1. It provides an overview of the reasoning used by the department for identifying initiatives that can be addressed during Cycle 1.

Upcoming Training Courses

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10-Hour OSHA
General Industry
Class
May 19-20, 2022

An intensive training curriculum that exceeds OSHA requirements - Surfaces, Electrical, Emergency Action Plans, PPE, Hazardous Materials, etc.

OSHA's Top 10 most frequently
cited workplace safety standards
for FY 2021 are:

1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501): 5,295 violations
2. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,527
3. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,026
4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 1,948
5. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 1,947
6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,698
7. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,666
8. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,452
9. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,420
10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,113

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Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

Workers' Rights 

Booklet

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