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Worker Death vs. Employer Responsibility

On August 15, 2009, a 29 year old man was working on a pitched roof, 40 feet off the ground without fall protection on a Washington, Pennsylvania worksite. Unfortunately, this young man never returned home after work. Carl Beck was working for roofing contractor C.A. Franc Construction […]

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Injury & Illness Prevention Programs: Do I Need One?

This past week, I was researching new clients and I came across a residential painting contract (whom I will not name). On their social media page, there was a posting about their long time employee of 8 years had a horrible accident in September while working. Their […]

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The “New” Fall Protection Standard

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard! On June 16th, the “new” fall protection standard goes into effect for all residential contractors. Previously, certain residential construction activities were allowed to have alternative methods of fall protection such as slide guards on a roof or a safety monitor who told […]

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Happy Belated 40th Birthday OSHA

OSHA was founded on April 28, 1971 following the December 1970 signing of the Occupational Health & Safety Act by President Richard Nixon. What exactly has the enforcement of OSHA regulations done for the American worker in the past 40 years?? In 1970, an estimated 14,000 workers […]

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 100th Anniversary

Last Friday, March 25th, marked the 100th anniversary of the devastating fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory though it’s not an anniversary anyone should really be “celebrating”. Yes, it was the catalyst that helped start the creation of worker safety but it was also a tragedy that […]

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Does Broadway Lack Safety?

Last week, the 8 Legged Production of “Spider-Man Turn off the Dark” was fined for “exposing employees to the hazards of falls or being struck during flying routines because of improperly adjusted or unsecured safety harness,” the agency stated in a release. “Additionally, a fall hazard stemmed […]

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Building Owners and their Responsibilities during Renovation and Repair

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Building owners are not immune to these policies – they can be cited as the “Controlling Contractor”. It can be argued that OSHA is currently shifting […]

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If You’re Not Lead-Safe Certified, Lead Paint Could Cost You Big Time

Think lead paint doesn’t affect your business? Think again. A new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates that all renovation and repair contractors working in pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint are required to […]

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New Crane Standard Training Available Now!

I am currently offering training in the new crane standard, Rigger I (Basic) and Qualified Signal Person. Call today to schedule your training before OSHA begins enforcing the new regulation! Qualified Person Training

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Qualified Signal Person for Cranes

On November 8, 2010, OSHA’s update to the Cranes & Derricks standard (1926.400) went into effect. Although some of the provisions have delayed effective dates ranging from one year to four, there are a few important updates that were effective on November 8th. One of those updates […]

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