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The Hidden Gems in the OSHA Silica Regulation

- February 22, 2018 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH (View all posts by Glenn)
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If you’re complying with the OSHA Silica Standard for Construction by following the requirements in Table 1, then congratulations!  You’re doing well.  But do you know about the two little hidden gems in the standard?  Those two requirements are connected …  Read more …

Fall Protection – Scissor Lifts and Aerial Lifts

- December 6, 2017 by Erin Silva (View all posts by Erin)
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When a ladder no longer makes sense to use, we turn to a scissor or boom lift. Ladders are convenient for quickly getting up and down, but should not be used to perform work at any significant height. The likelihood …  Read more …

Is This Thing On? How to Use a Multimeter

- October 23, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Disclaimer: I’m not an electrician, I hate working with electric. I’m the type of person that will turn the main breaker to my house off if I have to rewire an outlet or replace a light fixture. The spark of …  Read more …

OSHA Top Ten List for 2017 Released

- October 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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OSHA announced its top ten list of most frequent citations for 2017 at the National Safety Congress and Expo in September. The National Safety Council covered the story on their website, but since this data can help our policyholders find …  Read more …

Selecting High Visibility Clothing

- September 21, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Employees struck by vehicles or equipment while working can lead to long-term injuries that can cost your company thousands of dollars in lost time and increased insurance costs. On large construction projects, its standard practice to have employees wear high …  Read more …

SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

- August 2, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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SASVEEK is not the sister of Sasquatch, but rather, an acronym for the tenets of a sound (and just) OSHA violation. Criteria must be met for Compliance Safety Health Officers (CSHOs) to have a solid case to support a citation. …  Read more …