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ANSI will be giving the industry 12 month to get into compliance.
The construction standard requires a site-specific plan, with a designated competent person (who must remain at the work site) who is qualified to implement the program and withdraw employees who may be at risk of overexposures.
Safety is not something that is enforced, it is a byproduct of training.
You receive a 4% discount for being in the group and become eligible for a safety group dividend.
One, I feel that in some cases the employers are too lenient and too dismissive of their employee’s health. And two, that the safety culture is greatly impacted by the employer’s attitude towards safety on the jobsite.
The Mobilize Rescue System was designed to empower untrained bystanders to save lives while the ambulance is en route.
“They use labor brokers to hire inexperienced workers onto dangerous job sites as ‘independent contractors,’ Thornhill said in a statement.
The new ANSI A92 Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Design, Safe-use and Training suite of standards are set for publication in early 2018.
It’s time for us to shift our attention to another silica standard that is about to take effect.
In it's recently released congressional budget justification, OSHA stated it's plans for the 2019 fiscal year. OSHA expects to complete revisions to the following;
Safety training does not have to suck, but for safety training to be high quality we need to give it the same attention that we do to our safe job site activities.
Employees must be trained, medically qualified, and fit tested, to use a respirator.
As a safety consultant I have had the opportunity to be involved with a wide variety of clients that range from small steel erectors to a large aerospace engineering company. Unfortunately, we typically get new clients only after they are in the middle of a safety crisis.