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
OSHA’s new Residential Construction Fall Protection directive, which became effective on June 16, 2011, will not be fully enforced until September 16, 2011. OSHA hopes this three month phase-in period will give residential construction companies the time they need to get in compliance. However, [...]Read more 3 Month Phase-In Period for Residential Construction Fall Protection Rule
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
According to OSHA, when working with cranes, the four main causes of worker death and injury are electrocution, crushed by parts of the equipment, struck-by the equipment/load, and falls. The requirements of the new standard are expected to prevent 22 fatalities and 175 non-fatal injuries each [...]Read more How to Comply with the New OSHA Crane Standard
In October of 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its proposed rule for cranes and derricks in the construction industry. It is estimated that 164,500 companies, 96,000 cranes and 86,000 operators would be affected by the proposed new [...]Read more OSHA Proposed New Standard on Cranes & Derricks