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“Competent Person”

The term Competent Person is an important one and a key player in the safety of any company on the job site. There are many OSHA standards that discuss the need for a competent person to make decisions about work place safety of the job from Scaffolds to Excavations and electrical work. Here is what OSHA says about a individual that is designated a...

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“Competent Person”

The term Competent Person is an important one and a key player in the safety of any company on the job site. There are many OSHA standards that discuss the need for a competent person to make decisions about work place safety of the job from Scaffolds to Excavations and electrical work. Here is what OSHA says about a individual that is designated a...

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7 Smart Ways to Distract Yourself from Distracted Driving

(Farmers Insurance) The dangers of distracted driving are pretty well known at this point. Newspapers (remember those?),
magazines, and the internet are laden with horror stories and statistics about texting and driving. The
thing is though, as serious as it is, distracted driving wasn’t invented along with the cell phone. It’s...

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Communication Towers

Prior to the 1980s, communication and broadcast tower erection, servicing and maintenance was a very small and highly specialized industry. Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has spurred a dramatic increase in communication tower construction and maintenance. In order to erect or...

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Concerns Regarding E-Cigarette Ingredients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) has ordered Mr. Good Vape LLC of Chino, California, to reinstate a former manager and pay him $110,000 in compensation after he was fired for claiming the company’s production of flavored liquids for e-cigarette vapor inhalers violated federal...

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Confined Spaces in Construction

Overview Confined spaces – such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks – are not designed for continuous
occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. People working in confined
spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and
asphyxiation. This webpage contains...

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Construction Ladder Safety

In the last fiscal year OSHA reports there were 2,625 citations written concerning ladders. The leading cause of deaths in construction is a fall. However, the design of the basic ladder has not
changed very much in hundreds of years! Yes, today we have wood, aluminum and fiberglass
constructed ladders and multi-position ladders such as the...

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Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA

ANNOUNCEMENTS Under the current recordkeeping rule, the initial deadline for electronic submission of information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301 by covered establishments with 250 or more employees was July 1, 2018. However, OSHA has announced its intent to issue a proposal to amend its recordkeeping...

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Fall Protection for Construction

In construction work, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Each year, between 150 and 200 workers die, and more than 100,000 are injured because of falls at construction sites The general construction fall protection rule (29 CFR 1926, Subpart M) covers most construction
workers The rule identifies areas or activities where fall...

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Fall Protection Training

Federal OSHA has several requirements that must be covered in any fall protection training in construction, they are listed below. OSHA further states that the training must be conducted by a
competent person that is qualified in the subject areas listed, the training also must be certified
with a written certification...

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First-Aid Kit

It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace. The...

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Do you have your OSHA 500 Certification?

Do you have your OSHA 500 Certification? We want to talk to you! Safe T Pros needs EHS Consultants needed in the following locations: -Arizona
-N. California
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-Oregon
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Dust Masks Voluntary Use

Many job sites have the white dust masks with elastic straps available for use by employees. Are you doing your part to train in compliance with the OSHA standards? The general Industry respirator standard 29 CFR 1910.134 Appendix D describes how employers
need to train employees on the use and care of Voluntary Use respirators (Dust Masks)....

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Earthquake Preparedness and Response

The primary dangers to workers result from: being struck by structural components or furnishings, inadequately secured stored materials, burns resulting from building fires resulting from gas leaks or electrical shorts, or exposure to chemicals released from stored or process chemicals. Many of the hazards to workers both during and following an...

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Employers response for Steps 2-4-The Risk levels of the Heat Index

STEP 2: Train workers before it gets hot. Train workers about safe work practices before heat index levels go up. Prepare workers so that they recognize the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, how to prevent it, and what to do if someone has symptoms. Reinforce the training on hot...

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Fall Protection Training

Federal OSHA has several requirements that must be covered in any fall protection training in construction, they are listed below. OSHA further states that the training must be conducted by a
competent person that is qualified in the subject areas listed, the training also must be certified
with a written certification...

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Resources for Employers and Employees

In a previous post we highlighted OSHA’s suggestions on how to prepare for a successful Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Today we are highlighting a list of resources that can be used in
the safety stand down by both employers and employees. Stand-Down Partner Materials

  • CPWR: Stop Construction...

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The 4 OSHA Soil Types

OSHA classifies soil into 4 types as outlined below, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Appendix A
Stable rock
means natural solid mineral matter that can be excavated with vertical sides and
remain intact while exposed. Type A means cohesive soils with an unconfined, compressive strength of 1.5 ton...

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Trenching and Excavation Soil Testing

Let’s look at the three main types of soil tests. The plasticity test, which is sometimes called the pencil test, is used to determine if the soil is cohesive.
This test is performed by rolling a moist soil sample into a thread that’s one-eighth of an inch thick and
two inches long, resembling a short, slim pencil. If the...

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Earthquake Preparedness and Response

Sep 25, 2018
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Fall Protection Training

Federal OSHA has several requirements that must be covered in any fall protection training in construction, they are listed below. OSHA further states that the training must be conducted by a
competent person that is qualified in the subject areas listed, the training also must be certified
with a written certification...

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Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful Stand-Down

Try to start early. Designate a coordinator to organize the stand-down. If you have multiple work sites, identify the team that will lead the stand-down at each site. Think about asking your subcontractors, owner, architects, engineers, or others associated with your
project to participate in the stand-down. Consider reviewing your fall...

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Trenching and Excavation Soil Testing

Let’s look at the three main types of soil tests. The plasticity test, which is sometimes called the pencil test, is used to determine if the soil is cohesive.
This test is performed by rolling a moist soil sample into a thread that’s one-eighth of an inch thick and
two inches long, resembling a short, slim pencil. If the...

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Utility Knife Safety

In fact, nearly 40 percent of all injuries attributed to manual workshop tools in the US involve knives with retractable blades. Many accidents involving utility knives occur for the following reasons:

  • Drawing the knife towards you instead of away from your body.
  • Working with a dull blade. (Dull blades require more pressure,...

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Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

What Is Safe + Sound Week? A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health
programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach
to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Why Participate? Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health...

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National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018

Online National Events Free Webinar on Preventing Falls in Construction
Date: Monday – Friday, May 7-11, 2018
Time: Anytime
Location: Online Description: OSHA Region 6 and OSHA Education Centers in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, are
offering...

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Why are heat waves so deadly ?

Most of the people who die from heatstroke at work were in their first few days on the job, or were working during a heat wave. It takes time for the body to adapt to working in a new
temperature and conditions, even if he or she has done similar work in the past. Just one week
away from working in the heat can put workers at a higher risk...

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