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Phasing Out Ladder Cages

- December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that part of the new General Industry Working Walking Surface Standard applies to fixed cages for ladders that are 24′ or greater above a lower level? Ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection are being …  Read more …

Safe + Sound Week is Here!

- August 13, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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OSHA’s Safe + Sound week is here! Safe + Sound runs August 13-19, 2018. This annual event is designed to increase safety awareness at all levels of an organization from senior management to the front line worker. Just like the …  Read more …

How to Prevent Forklift Truck Accidents

- February 13, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Powered industrial trucks (commonly called Forklift trucks) are used in most industries to move heavy and awkward material promptly and safely. Their use reduces the lifting exposure over manual lifting.  However, there are risks associated with their use.  Some hazards …  Read more …

The Safety is in the Numbers – Calculating the Right Hearing Protection for Your Team By Brian Pinon

- October 13, 2017 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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In the course of my career, I’ve walked through hundreds of operations utilizing powered equipment producing high noise levels. Most of these organizations offer hearing protection to workers but have not taken the time to quantify their noise exposure or …  Read more …

Horizontal and Vertical Standards – What’s the Difference?

- October 9, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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I was told once that if an OSHA Compliance Safety & Health Officer (CSHO) cited me in the wrong book (for example a construction company cited in 29 CFR 1910 General Industry) that the citation would be thrown out. Is …  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 …