Federal enforcement of OSHA’s new crystalline silica standard for construction commenced on September 23, 2017, and already details are emerging about enforcement trends… To continue reading the article from American Society of Safety Professionals click here
OSHAannounced today that new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training videos on the Agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in construction are now available online.
Developed by OSHA in cooperation with industry and labor organizations, the FAQs provide employers and workers with guidance on the standard’s requirements. In addition, a series of six new videos instruct users on methods for controlling exposure to silica dust when performing common construction tasks, or using construction equipment. The videos cover topics including handheld power saws, jackhammers, drills, and grinders.
Power management company Eaton has issued a product safety bulletin for certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches intended for use in heavy commercial, utility, and industrial applications.
Safety switches can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position.
For more information related to the recall, visit www.eaton.com/hdss-advisorybulletin
August 16, 2018, the City of Tucson has made some changes to regular building inspections. The Remote Video Inspection program has been expanded which allows permit holders to use their smart phone for residential construction and follow-up commercial inspections. Additionally, window and stucco installation will no longer be inspected by the City of Tucson. If you have an active permit with these items attached, please disregard these items. Additional information may be found here.
Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has scheduled six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar on a Request for Information on technologies that may help reduce incidents involving mobile equipment at surface mines, as well as belt conveyors at surface and underground mines. Additional information»
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– On June 15, 2018, a miner fell from a man basket while exiting an electric shovel. The weldment used to secure the man basket to the shovel failed causing the miner to fall approximately 15 feet to the ground below. The miner was life flighted to a local hospital. Read more»
Safe + Sound Week is Aug. 13-19. Register to join the more than 1,000 organizations already planning to participate. The Safe + Sound website offers free training and events, including a workshop from Maryland OSHA and webinars from the National Safety Education Center and Chief Insurance Solutions, LLC. A free OSHA webinar can help you to change your approach to safety and health as well as plan an event. Visit the Safe + Sound Week webpage for more information.