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I Chose To Look The Other Way

I could have saved a life that day, But I chose to look the other way. It wasn’t that I didn’t care; I had the time, and I was there. But I didn’t want to seem a fool, Or argue over a safety rule. I knew he’d […]

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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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Qualifying Your Subcontractors

Are you a General Contractor (GC) who subcontractors all of the work on a construction site? When bidding out work, do you normally go with the lowest bidder? If so, you should be making sure those subcontractors wont bog you down with expensive OSHA violations and possibly […]

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Residential Construction Question and Answers from OSHA

Still unsure of what the “new” residential fall protection standard means to you? Here are some Q&A’s directly from OSHA’s website that might be able to help you out. Which OSHA standards address fall hazards in construction work? 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart M, which became effective […]

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Fall Protection Options

Feasible or Not? Attention all residential contracting companies: September 15, 2011 is only 6 days away! If you’re not one of the many residential contracting companies that have already been fined for not providing fall protection to your employees, congratulations! But don’t pop the corks on those […]

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Three Month Enforcement Phase-In for Residential Construction Fall Protection

We have all been aware this day was coming. The June 16, 2011 date should have been tattooed on all residential construction company owner’s brains. This is the day you must be in compliance with fall protection regulations and protect your employees from falls. But it seems […]

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Fall Protection Plan

To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question Last week we discussed training requirements all contractors need to be aware of. Today we are going to talk about an equally important part of the fall protection standard – the need for a written plan stating […]

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Fall Protection and the Residential Contractor

Are you a residential contractor? Are your workers exposed to fall hazards? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do you also feel as though June 16th is an important date you need to prepare for? Well, you should answer yes to this too! Why? […]

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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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