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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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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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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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How to Combat Worker’s Compensation Costs

Is the goal of your day to day business to keep your workers compensation costs low, if not at zero?? If it’s not currently your goal, it should be. But how do you accomplish this? The solution is quite simple, actually. It all starts with your company […]

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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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Listen Up Building Owners!

The following post was published in the January newsletter of Guardian Fall Protection. All owners of buildings/property managers need to read so they know what is needed for compliance. What Every Building Owner Needs to Know By Jack Cameron As soon as the first skyscraper went up, […]

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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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Eight Major Mistakes (Or What Not To Do When Workers’ Compensation Rates Drop)

Although this article from EHS Today is a few years old (10/2007), there are still some very important lessons to be learned. Throughout much of the country, declining workers’ compensation rates are music to employers’ ears. After all, that seems like long-awaited good news, particularly since workers’ […]

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