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Proposed Column for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Withdrawn

As of January 25, 2011, OSHA has decided to temporarily withdraw a proposal to add a column to the current recordkeeping forms to indicate whether or not a worker injury was a musculoskeletal disorder…for now. The press release from the US Department of Labor follows: US Labor […]

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Dust Mask Respirators – Make Sure You’re in Compliance

Does this sound like you? You have employees who wear disposable dust masks, but you’re not sure if that means you need to have a full-blown respirator program. Did you tell your employee to put on the dust mask or did they decide to wear it voluntarily? […]

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More on FAll Protection for Residential Construction

The following information is from the OSHA website under the Fall Protection directive for residential construction: If an employer is engaged in residential construction, but does not provide guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, or other fall protection allowed under 1926.501(b), a citation for […]

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OSHA has issued a directive rescinding the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction

As of today, OSHA has rescinded the Interim Fall Protection Compliance for residential construction. This is major news for all residential contractors who did not use conventional fall protection in the past. Compliance must be achieved by June of 2011. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

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Contractor Regulations as per OSHA

Are you a contractor and not sure what safety plans you are supposed to have in place? Check out this link to the OSHA website which gives you an idea of what regulations require pre-planning. L.A.W. Construction Safety Consultants can provide contractors with all the necessary […]

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OSHA’s Regulatory Agenda

Borrowed from EHS Today December 21, 2010 OSHA’s fall semi-annual regulatory agenda was published in the Federal Register Dec. 20, featuring updates on regulatory actions including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, modernizing recording and reporting requirements, infectious diseases, hazard communication, combustible dust and more. OSHA Administrator […]

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OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for FY 2010

Within the last week, OSHA released its top 10 list of most frequently cited standards for the construction industry. Were you a part of the approximately 94,000 violations issued for fiscal year 2010? Scaffolding (1926.451) topped the list again with 8,371 violations although this number is down […]

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