Crisis management, OSHA proposed rule and 300A Form

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Tune in on Mondays to get the latest safety news with Frontline’s podcast. We’re covering the top EHS news, along with some quick and useful tips, so you can stay safe and keep rocking on the frontlines. 

Crisis management in numbers 

Chemtrec recently released a report which shows that almost a third of businesses are under-prioritizing their chemical emergency response and crisis management. A worrying statistic is that less than 3% of organizations employ a full-time crisis management professional. 

The recommended best practice for crisis management is to conduct at least one simulation exercise a year yet only 19% stated that exercises occur only every two or more years at best, and 18% of businesses admitted to having no stress testing plans at all. We definitely hope to see an improvement in these numbers over time. 

OSHA proposes new rule 

The next update is about OSHA’s newly proposed rule which will update the design and construction requirements for future manufactured powered industrial trucks including fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by an electric motor or an internal combustion engine. The rule will also address equipment manufactured before the effective date of the final rule. 

This proposal is part of a series of regulatory projects by OSHA to update nearly 200 consensus and industry standards. 

300A forms 

OSHA began collecting the 300A Form on Jan. 2, for the past calendar year. Let’s remind our dearest employers to submit their forms electronically by March 2, 2022. 

In the meantime, stay safe and stay tuned for next week!