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  • OSHA’s definition of a competent person

    You have to select your CP(s) deliberately and take measures to ensure they’re prepared to pass inspection. Beyond the demands of OSHA, your CP plays a crucial role in job safety and supervision. So, what is a CP, and how do you designate one? READ MORE...

  • Safety Talks – Fall Hazards

    The most effective way to protect employees from falls is by eliminating the hazard. Passive systems such as guardrails and covers remove the employee’s exposure to the hazard. READ MORE...

  • Safety Talks – Hand & Power Tools

    The use of common tools can become second nature as we use them each day. We tend to overlook the hazards that these tools present. It’s good to remind yourself of the potential hazards so you don’t become complacent. Inspect tools before each use: On power tools, check for damaged or cracked housing, power source […] READ MORE...

  • The Fatal Four: Prolific hazards in the construction industry

    Introduction Construction sites expose workers to a plethora of potential hazards however, there are four that OSHA has labeled as the Fatal Four. These four hazards account for the majority of injury and death (63.7% in FY 2016) among construction workers and account for over 21% of total deaths in private industry. What are the […] READ MORE...

  • Safety Talks – Construction Worksite Safety

    When entering a construction site, there are many safety requirements to keep in mind. Most are common sense and may sound repetitive, however it never hurts to review the following points regarding construction worksite safety. How to Identify a Construction Site: The perimeter of a construction site is usually defined by a barrier such as […] READ MORE...