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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 […]

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August’s Unsafe Photos

Enjoy our monthly installment of unsafe photos!                         

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Update on Silica, Recordkeeping, Anti-Retaliation & More!

RMS hosted an event at our facility recently where a prominent member of the Indiana Department of Labor provided an update on several OSHA regulations.  We would like to share our “CliffsNotes” with those of you who couldn’t make it.  Here is a summary of what was discussed:   FEDERAL OSHA’S NEW DIRECTION:  OSHA under the Obama Administration was extremely active with rulemaking.  Over the 8-years they passed rules on Cranes, Hazard Communication (GHS), Injury Reporting, Anti-Retaliation, Falls in General […]

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Great Idea for Heat Stress Prevention

Most safety professionals know that the color of urine can be an indicator of dehydration, and many of us have taught this in our training classes.  However, much of what we teach is not applied once our employees leave the classroom and return to work.  It takes continued reminders in order to make some things stick and lead to action.  These reminders can come in the form of refresher training, payroll stuffers, on-the-job feedback, and signage.  A few weeks ago […]

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July’s Unsafe Photos

Your monthly installment of Unsafe Photos. Enjoy!                                                              

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ASSE To Change Name To ASSP

UPDATE: 74% of member voters decided to move forward with the change, making it official. ASSE will change their name to ASSP in 2018. Click HERE for the News Release.   The ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) will be changing their name to ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals), per the approval of members. The ASSP is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. After feedback and input, research and planning, they decided to change the name and brand […]

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NSC’s Study on Ranking State Safety

The NSC conducted a year long study to grade the states on actions and policies they have taken to reduce risks for their residents. Not one state received an “A” grade. Click HERE to see how your state was graded, and what the problematic issues are.

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Proposed Rule to Modify Beryllium Standards for Construction and Shipyard Sectors

OSHA announced a proposed rule in June that would modify the recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. The general industry standard will remain unaffected by the proposed rule. Click here to see the proposed rule, click here for the official OSHA news release.

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