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Erin Silva, CSP

Erin Silva, CSP

Senior Risk Management Consultant

Erin joined the ICW Group in July of 2016 as a Sr. Risk Management Consultant. She provides risk management services to clients all over the California Sierras and Northern Nevada range. Prior to joining the ICW Group, she has worked in various safety positions including facility maintenance, heavy civil and large vertical construction projects. Erin earned a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Sacramento State University, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

Posts by Erin...

Phasing Out Ladder Cages

December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP No comments

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 …

Crane Rigging – A Near Miss Story

December 3, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP No comments

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 …

Walking Working Surfaces

April 12, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP No comments

Did you know that On November 17, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to protect workers in general industry from falls? This is significant because falls from heights are still one of …  Read more …

Fall Protection – Scissor Lifts and Aerial Lifts

December 6, 2017 by Erin Silva, CSP No comments

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 …