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Crane Rigging – A Near Miss Story

- December 3, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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There are important reasons why the training requirements exist for both riggers and signal persons. In this blog, I’ll share an important story that took place in early 2013. I was doing my normal rounds on a project I was …  Read more …

So We All Go Home Safe – Work-life Lessons

- August 6, 2018 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH (View all posts by Glenn)
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A good safety program identifies hazards in a task or process and then establishes proper control procedures. It’s assumed that if workers follow those procedures, the risks will be controlled, and everyone will go home safe at the end of …  Read more …

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 …