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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2010

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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
 

New Rules for Emergency Response Telephone Numbers

Nearly every shipment of hazardous materials that requires shipping papers must include an emergency response telephone number. On October 1, 2010, new rules came into effect that modified these requirements. Over the past few weeks, Lion Technology has fielded many questions from our members asking for clarification regarding these new rules, specifically regarding the identification of shippers and emergency response information providers. What follows are some answers to frequently asked questions.


Basic Requirements for Emergency Response Telephone Numbers

Each person who offers hazardous material for transportation must provide an emergency response telephone number for use in the event of an emergency involving the material. The number must include the area code, and for international numbers the access code, country code, and city code, etc., as appropriate [49 CFR 172.604(a)].

This number must be monitored at all times the hazardous material is in transportation [49 CFR 172.604(a)(1)]. Typically, this means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The telephone number must connect to a person who has immediate access to comprehensive information about the hazardous material [49 CFR 172.604(a)(2)].


Entering the Number on the Shipping Papers

The telephone number must be entered on the shipping papers, either “immediately following the description of the hazardous material...,” or entered once on the shipping paper in “...a prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly visible manner that allows the information to be easily and quickly found...” this provision may be used only if the telephone number applies to each hazardous material entered on the shipping paper, and if it is indicated that the telephone number is for emergency response information (for example: “EMERGENCY CONTACT: * * * ”).” Recognized methods of setting the phone number apart to provide for quick and easy recognition include, but are not limited to, “...highlighting, use of larger font or a font that is a different color from other text and information...” [172.604(a)(3)].

The emergency response telephone number must be either “...[t]he number of the person offering the hazardous material for transportation...” or “...[t]he number of an agency or organization capable of, and accepting responsibility for, providing the detailed information required...”

When the offeror is also the emergency response provider, the name must be entered on the shipping paper in a “...prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly visible manner that allows the information to be easily and quickly found...” or “...entered on the shipping paper immediately before, after, above, or below the emergency response telephone number...” [172.604(b)(1)].


Using an Emergency Response Information Provider

When the telephone number is that of a third-party ERI provider, the ERI registrant has three responsibilities:

1. The registrant must enter the telephone number for the ERI provider on the shipping papers either immediately following the description of the hazardous materials, or in a “prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly visible manner” as required by 49 CFR 172.604(a)(3).

2. The registrant must provide the ERI provider with “current information on the material before it is offered for transportation.”

3. The registrant must identify him- or herself on the shipping paper by name, contract number, or other unique identifier assigned by the ERI provider. This identification must be prominent, readily identifiable, clearly visible, and in direct association with the emergency response telephone number [49 CFR 172.604(b)(2)].

However, “[t]he name of the person registered with the ERI provider is not required to be entered on the shipping paper in association with the ER telephone number if the name of the person is entered elsewhere on the shipping paper in a prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly visible manner that allows the information to be easily and quickly found. Therefore, provided the registrant's name is already entered elsewhere in this manner, there is no requirement to add the name twice..” [PHMSA Letter Reference No. 10-0029]

For example, if the shipping papers display the company logo at the top of the shipping paper, or the identity and address of the original shipper are clearly described in the front matter of the shipping paper, and the original shipper is the ERI registrant, then the name does not need to be restated in association with the emergency response number.

As always, ERI providers and/or carriers/transporters may have additional requirements or guidelines for the provision of emergency response information in addition to the requirements of the Hazardous Material Regulations.



OSHA Seeks Comments on its Official Interpretation of Workplace Noise Exposure Controls

OSHA issued a notice in the Oct. 19 Federal Register proposing to issue an interpretation of the term "feasible administrative or engineering controls" as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. This change is intended to better protect the hearing of approximately 30 million workers who are exposed to hazardous noise each year.

OSHA's noise standards specify that feasible administrative or engineering controls must be used to reduce noise to acceptable levels and that personal protective equipment, such as ear plugs and ear muffs, must be used only as supplements when administrative or engineering controls are not completely effective. The preference for engineering and administrative controls over personal protective equipment is consistent with the approach taken in all of OSHA's health standards and reflects the fact that such controls are generally more effective. Under the agency's current enforcement policy, however, the agency issues citations for failure to use engineering and administrative controls only when they cost less than a hearing conservation program or such equipment is ineffective.

Noise overexposure is often ignored because the harmful effects are typically not visible and develop over an extended period of time. Workers exposed to high noise levels can develop elevated blood pressure, ringing in the ears or permanent hearing loss.

OSHA proposes to interpret the term "feasible" in conformity with its ordinary meaning and with the safety and health purposes of the OSH Act. The Supreme Court has held that the term "feasible" as used in the standard-setting provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act means "capable of being done." The proposal aligns the interpretation of the noise standard with the Court's holding and with OSHA's other standards that require feasible engineering controls. OSHA proposes to interpret the term "feasible" in its ordinary meaning of "capable of being done." OSHA intends to change its noise enforcement policy to authorize issuing citations requiring the use of administrative and engineering controls whenever feasible.

Comments on the proposed interpretation should be submitted before the Dec. 20 deadline either online, by mail or by fax. See the Federal Register notice for more information.



New Cranes and Derricks Fact Sheets Now Available Online

Two fact sheets have recently been posted to the OSHA Web site to provide assistance complying with Subpart CC of the cranes and derricks in construction final rule. The Qualified Rigger* fact sheet is a guide for determining if a worker is qualified to properly rig the load for a particular job. The Signal Person* fact sheet explains the proper qualifications for a worker whose job is to direct a crane operator under conditions such as when the crane's point of operation is not in full view of the operator or the operator's view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling. OSHA's Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rule page contains the complete text of the rule, additional fact sheets, a PowerPoint presentation, an archived Web chat and answers to frequently asked questions.


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ASP & CSP Exam Prep Workshop

Examination preparation workshops are being offered for ASP and CSP in St Louis November 15-17 (ASP) and Nov 18-20 (CSP)


Fall Protection Seminar PLUS

November 9 - Omaha, NE
November 10 - Kansas City, MO
November 11 - St. Louis, MO

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Process Marketing Group is pleased to announce another round of Fall Protection Seminars set for November 9-11, 2010.

The many changes in standards and products in the industry will be covered.  The format will be four concurrent sessions to allow smaller groups and more time for questions on specific topics.

Classes will be presented by experts in fall protection and will provide a great opportunity to learn about new products and new techniques in providing proper fall protection in both construction and general industry.

One class will provide the training necessary for attendees to receive a competent inspector certification.

The seminar will also include short presentations on Handling Flammable Liquids Safely; How to Save your Skin; Providing Hand Protection Beyond Chemicals and Dirt; and Lead Dust.

For more information, please click here or contact Teresa Rothanzl at 402-426-9254 or e-mail requesting the information.


Department of Safety Sciences – University of Central Missouri

10th Annual Safety Sciences Fall Symposium

“Ethics and Professional Standards for OSHE Professionals”

Date: November 5th, 2010

Time: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information contact John Zey at 660-543-4410 or jzey@ucmo.edu, George Popov at 660-543-4208 or
gpopov@ucmo.edu, Kate Kuhlman at 660-543-4626 or kuhlman@ucmo.edu


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - November 8th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Crisis Communication - Jackie Clark of Ash Grove Cement Company - Uncle Buc’s at Bass Pro Shop - 12051 Bass Pro Drive - Olathe, Kansas - To RSVP call Holly Shores at 816-349-6639 or hshores@burnsmcd.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - November 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Changing of the Guard - Builders Association - North Kansas City, Missouri - Reservation Required - To RSVP call the CSG reservation line by October 1st at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or aaron@randsc.com.

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association - November 9th - 6-8:45 PM - Local Emergency Planning Committees - Dianna Bryant, UCM Associate Professor - V’s Italiano Ristorante - 10819 E. 40 Highway - Independence, Missouri - Rossini Room - Downstairs - To RSVP by November 1st click aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - November 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Occupational Medicine - Mark Dobyns, M.D. - ISI Building - Please RSVP by October 30th to Jenna Hackler at jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - November 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - November 9th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Monett - November 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Happy House Restaurant - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Springfield - November 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Pasta House - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - West Plains - November 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - November 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - November 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - November 18th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Please RSVP to George Hampton at gwhampton@gocolumbiamo.com or at 573-874-7669 by noon on October 26th.


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Iowa Governor’s Safety & Health Conference – November 3rd-4th, 2010 – Downtown Des Moines Marriott – www.regonline.com/gsconference2010


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