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Electrical Safety – NFPA 70E Chapter 1 Overview

- May 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog, I discussed the basics of NFPA 70E. In this blog, I’ll dig a little deeper by discussing Chapter 1– Safety Related Work Practices. OSHA has already started issuing citations based on NFPA 70E, so it’s time …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

- May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

Help Prevent the Welder Shuffle

- May 2, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you have worked construction, or in a manufacturing facility with welding going on, I’m sure you have witnessed the “Welder Shuffle.” If you aren’t familiar, it’s the panicked dance someone does when a piece of molten metal (usually slag) …  Read more …

OSHA Penalties are Increasing

- March 22, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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The good old days of having the OSHA penalty structure set for a long period of time is officially over.  For the past 16 years, there were no changes to the OSHA penalties.  However, that is now going to change …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule – Part 2

- March 16, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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In January, I blogged about OSHA’s new recordingkeeping rule. Today, I’d like to expand on that blog. OSHA’s new rule does come with concerns from both employers and employees. The agency has taken steps to address these concerns before implementing the new …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Part 1

- January 19, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that calls for some employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data?  The rule was created in efforts to   improve the safety of US workers …  Read more …