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Monthly archive for September 2017

OSHA’s Workplace Poster Available in 11 Languages

Need the poster below? You can download it for free from the OSHA website in eleven different languages! Click here to see your options.  

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September’s Unsafe Photos

Our monthly installment of unsafe photos. Use these photos as a guideline of what NOT to do!                         

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OSHA Proposed Extension to Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. The proposed delay is to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. Click here to read the proposed rule.

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Florida Roofing Company Fined with $1.5 Million in Penalties

On March 16, 2013, OSHA changed their rules for Fall Protection in residential construction. A Florida roofing company, Great White Construction Inc., recently saw the effects of these new rules. They were fined over $1.5 million in penalties after repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards. Overall, Great White Construction was cited with 14 violations. An extensive prior history led the agency to issue 11 willful violations for failing to protect employees from fall hazards. OSHA also cited the company for three repeat violations for failing to ensure employees used eye protection while operating nail guns and for ladders used to access roof sites. Since 2012, OSHA has investigated Great White 12 times and issued 22 citations related to improper fall protection, ladder safety, and eye protection. For a full list of their violations, click here.  Click here for the Residential Roofing Fall Protection Plan Development Tool.       

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