Category Archives: Safety

ARTBA Foundation rolls out new study guide to prep for Safety Certification Exam

WASHINGTON, DC — A newly expanded study guide featuring 80 practice questions with answer key and explanation is designed to provide a big boost to industry professionals preparing for the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) exam.

Safety Summit 2019 keynote speaker

Day two keynote speaker, Joe Tantarelli will present Wed., April 10, 2019 at 8:20 AM. A true story that sounds like a horror movie. In this gut‑wrenching Keynote, Joe Tantarelli recalls the events of June 5, 1983 – the day he was nearly buried alive as he was installing pipe in a trench that suddenly […]

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Nov. 7, that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing […]

Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Source: Safety Law Matters By Henry Chajet on November 8, 2018 POSTED IN OSHA, RULEMAKING NEWS OSHA may be considering a major change to its lockout/tagout (“LOTO”) rule, which dictates how companies across industries design and service equipment. By deleting a single word, OSHA may force significant changes and increase enforcement and company liability.

Rapat Corporation offers full line of enclosed conveyors to address OSHA regulations

HAWLEY, MN — Rapat Corporation’s complete line of enclosed conveyors helps eliminate dust emissions, providing a solution for industries looking to meet OSHA’s updated silica-related regulations that went into effect in June 2018. Perfect for silica sand, the Rapat Series ECTR is an industrial-duty, enclosed-frame conveyor with CEMA troughing and return idlers, which provide increased […]

Organizations nationwide push for truck side guards for safety

A rise in cyclist and pedestrian deaths in traffic collisions is spurring a push for safer streets regionally and nationally. A growing coalition of organizations are calling for the implementation of vital safety measures, including side guards on large commercial trucks such as waste haulers, dump trucks and box trucks. The guards prevent people from […]

Elementary school students learn electrical safety at Terex Utilities Safety Town assembly

WATERTOWN, SD — Engineering and safety professionals from Terex Utilities recently visited Castlewood Elementary School in Castlewood, S.D. to teach fourth, fifth, and sixth graders about electrical safety. The presentation included a live demonstration of Safety Town, a portable dollhouse style case equipped to show how electricity travels path to ground, and a hands-on Build-a-Boom […]

Why being “OHSA legal” isn’t enough

Go beyond compliance to better protect your employees and business Source: EHS Today / Michael Pardus | Aug 30, 2018 When it comes to chemical exposure protection for employees and downstream users, companies must be compliant with OSHA regulations. In 1970, OSHA created permissible exposure limits (PELs) that remain the rule of law to this day, […]

Dust control technology advances produce cleaner air for construction

RockRoadRecycle staff writer Many things affect construction, with new equipment and techniques being developed, but what is becoming more prevalent in virtually all operations is the development of clean air/dust control technology. This takes in many things, including new low emission engines from the likes of Caterpillar, Volvo CE and Deutz (among others) and the […]

Disaster preparedness, recovery and employee safety during hurricane season

Source: EHS Today/September 12, 2018 Authorities are closely monitoring the ongoing hurricane season in the wake of Hurricane Florence. For employers who are obligated to keep their employees safe during working hours, disaster preparedness is critical. What follows is an updated primer on preparing for an emergency; taking action during an emergency; and cleaning up […]

U.S. Department of Labor provides compliance assistance resources to keep workers safe from trenching-related hazards

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a series of compliance assistance resources to help keep workers safe from trenching and excavation hazards. OSHA’s goal is to increase awareness of trenching hazards in construction, educate job creators and workers on safe cave-in prevention solutions, and decrease the […]

Webinar: What is ISO 45001? And What Impact Will It Have on Your Business?

Date: This webinar is available on-demand. Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York) Duration: 62 Minutes Event Type: On-Demand Webinar Cost: Free Register Today!   Description In March 2018, a new international occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published.  The standard, a result of a […]

Ten most-asked questions about the OSHA inspection process

by Dave Blanchard Source: EHS Today How exactly does OSHA work? Is the government really out to get every company and to cite every workplace safety violation? What happens when an OSHA inspector shows up at your door? Can you actually beat an OSHA citation? Who better to know — and reveal — the secrets […]

Equipment manufacturers stress compliance with OSHA’s silica dust deadline

In a move to help silica dust-producing operations comply with impending rule changes, a pioneer of industrial dust control is reminding companies that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust emissions Final Rule [OSHA §1910.1000 Respirable crystalline silica] compliance deadline is June 23, 2018.

Flood preparedness

In light of the recent battery of hurricanes in the southern regions of our nation, thought it would be a good time to review the importance of flood preparedness. Even those of us who do not live and work in traditional hurricane zones can benefit from some common sense guidelines to be prepared for […]

Fall Ideal Time to Prepare Structures for Winter From Roof to Foundation

Routine inspections in the fall can prevent costly repairs in the future Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly.