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Falling: It Can Happen to Anyone

- May 10, 2018 by Asher Sweet (View all posts by Asher)
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On a wet day in the spring of 2015, my previous employer had just finished a complete rebuild of our fall protection system for loading rail cars and tractor trailers. This was to help combat a string of fatalities that …  Read more …

Construction Fall Prevention – Non-Routine Fall Protection

- May 8, 2018 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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During work at heights, non-routine fall hazards are often overlooked in job plans, fall protection plans, and Job Safety Analysis. This can include transitioning from one working level to another before the working levels are finished (and guarded) or leading edge …  Read more …

Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

- May 1, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Next week, mySafetynews.com will be publish blogs in conjunction with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week May 7-11, 2018. We encourage all of our insureds to take part in the annual event by focusing on fall prevention. How can you participate? …  Read more …

Rebar and Other Potential Impalement Hazards

- April 10, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With construction season in many parts of the country getting ready to start up again, I want to address the simple topic of “rebar caps.” OSHA standard 1926.701(B) states: Reinforcing steel. All protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees …  Read more …

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 …

Top Eight Safety Tips for Portable Chainsaws

- June 1, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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If you’ve ever seen a horror movie that takes place in the Lone Star State, you know firsthand how much damage a chainsaw can inflict when handled dangerously. Keep these eight safety tips top of mind BEFORE you cut to …  Read more …