Per Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA Act of 1970, employers have a responsibility to provide workers with a place of employment free from winter weather related hazards which are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. According to OSHA’s “Winter Weather” website, employers [...]Read more Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers
Excavation and trench work is some of the most dangerous work in the construction industry. The hazards are many: falls, falling objects, hazardous atmospheres, and trench collapse to name a few. Here are some basic protective measures to keep you and others safe when working in and around [...]Read more Excavation and Trench Safety
In February, OSHA released the Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides OSHA inspectors with support in assessing the requirements set forth by OSHA’s PPE standards (29 CFR 1910 Subpart I). Although this guidance is aimed at OSHA [...]Read more PPE Enforcement in General Industry
Last year OSHA revised the rule on personal protective equipment (PPE) in hopes of reducing occupational injuries. Under these revisions, employers were to provide, and pay, for all types of PPE that would be required by OSHA regulations. There are a few exceptions to the rule. Anything that [...]Read more What You Need to Know About PPE
The Importance of PPE to You and Your Employees Every year millions of injuries occur on jobsites throughout the country. Many of these injuries could have been avoided had the workers been wearing the appropriate PPE for the job. There are so many benefits to having a PPE program in place that [...]Read more Don’t Skimp on PPE!