The compliance date for the new Construction Silica Standard has been postponed to September 23, 2017. It was originally slated to begin this month on June 23rd. OSHA is pushing the date back to work on providing additional guidance to employers. For more information on the new standard and [...]Read more Date Changes to OSHA’s Silica Standard for Construction
Updated 06/29/17 – OSHA has proposed to push back the compliance date of the Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting Requirement until December 1, 2017. The agency decided to push back the date in order to provide more time for review of the policy and its lawfulness. OSHA is seeking [...]Read more Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting Requirement
Why should you provide training for your employees? Training is an important component to any safety program. A proper training program allows your employees to work safely knowing the risks and hazards that are present at the jobsite and how they should deal with them. In addition, regular [...]Read more Now’s the Time for Safety Training!
The amount of safety-related items needed at a construction site before work begins can be overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of some of the most common documentation, programs, paperwork and materials that are necessary in order to comply with federal, state, and local requirements. These [...]Read more Construction Start-Up Safety Checklist
In 2009, OSHA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Combustible Dust standard based on a recommendation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board which found 119 workers were killed and 718 injured by combustible dust explosions between 1980 and 2005. Despite the fact that combustible [...]Read more Combustible Dust Rule Stalls – How to Stay Safe Now
Accidents involving electricity are common on construction jobsites. What can you do to prevent electrical injuries? There are two options: using ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) or an assured equipment-grounding conductor program (AEGCP). So, what is the difference between the two? A [...]Read more Electrical Safety: AEGCP vs. GFCI
Construction, infrastructure, and green energy projects that are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as manufacturing industries that support those projects can expect to hear OSHA knocking on their doors soon. Part of the funds that the Department of [...]Read more OSHA Inspections of Stimulus-Funded Projects