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BE SAFETY PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF SAFETY REACTIVE…BUT HOW?

Congratulations! Your bid was the winning bid on that big construction project you have had your eye on! You have the building plans printed out, the materials are bought, you have the tools to build it, and your employees are all in place. Are you forgetting anything? […]

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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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Are You Ready for a Hurricane?

Hurricane Irene is set to hit the east coast of the United States within days…do you know how to prepare your construction sites to minimize damage not only to your site but to the public areas surrounding your jobsite? Keep reading! The following information is a good […]

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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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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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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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