Compliance

What are Your OSHA Compliance Obligations in the Construction Industry?

July 18, 2022

By Mark Moran, Contributor As an employer in the construction industry your OSHA obligations fall into three general categories: A general duty to maintain a workplace free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to your employees. That is part of the OSH Act known as the “General Duty…

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Putting a Cap on Head Injuries

May 19, 2022

Understanding the Importance of Head Protection. By Ryan Corcoran, Contributor Choosing head protection can be overwhelming with multiple styles, types, and classes available in the marketplace. Keeping focus on what users require should be a top priority for safety professionals. Knowledge of current and upcoming standards is imperative to providing proper recommendation of head protection.…

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ANSI/ASSP Z359.11-2021 – Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses

January 31, 2022

Sponsored By: 1-800-328-1667 https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/worker-health-safety-us/safety-equipment-support/ Full body harnesses (FBH) are critical elements of effective fall protection systems. This type of harness was introduced in the 1940s and drew inspiration from military parachutes. Unlike the body belts that preceded it, during a fall a FBH distributes forces throughout the body, leading to fewer fall protection-related injuries. Among…

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1910.151 – Medical Services and First Aid

January 4, 2022

“Preparing for medical issues at work is critical for safety leaders across all industries. Employees can be reluctant to help in these situations if they are not sure what to do. ZOLL Public Safety products are designed to offer bystanders the equipment and guidance they need to manage a variety of medical emergencies. ZOLL automated…

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ASTM F2413-18 – Protective Footwear Standard

January 4, 2022

“Tingley is a leading manufacturer of protective apparel and footwear and steadfastly adheres to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2413-18 for the manufacture, assessment and labeling of safety footwear in terms of toe cap impact and compression, puncture resistance, electrical hazard resistance, and a range of other safety footwear protections. All Tingley…

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OSHA 1910.138 – Hand Protection

January 4, 2022

“The OSHA 1910.138 statute is instrumental in defining that the proper glove protection should be chosen when hazards are present. This selection process is a complex one when consumers realize the multiple hazards that a workforce can be exposed to, along with the vast amount of hand protection options in the market. At SHOWA, resources…

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1910.29 – Fall Protection Systems and Falling Object Protection- Criteria and Practices

January 4, 2022

“Safety Rail Company manufactures the SRC360 Mobile Rail: a free-standing, non-penetrating railing system that complies with OSHA 1910.28 and 1910.29, qualifying as a passive barrier between the worker and the fall hazard. This engineered fall-protection system ranks high in OSHA’s hierarchy of controls when addressing fall hazards, which prioritizes engineered solutions as the preferrable preventative…

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1910.136(a) – Foot Protection

January 4, 2022

“At Red Wing, OSHA safety footwear standards are a driving force in everything we do. That’s why our safety program delivers superior-quality footwear that’s specified for your employees and their job sites. Our footwear has all the features, fit and comfort your workers need to feel confident and productive on the job — and even…

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ANSI/ISEA 138-2019 – American National Standard for Performance and Classification for Impact-Resistant Gloves

January 4, 2022

“We have continuously seen a need for guidance on how to measure impact protection on the back of hand and the ANSI/ISEA 138 standard does that. Hearing our customers’ requests and needs lead us to increasing the number of gloves in our line that provide that protection. It is important that we have the right…

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ASME B20.1-2021 – Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

January 4, 2022

“Until the ANSI/ASME B20.1 code for conveying devices was established, material conveying devices were held to the same ANSI/ASME A17 code requirements as passenger elevators. This made it nearly impossible for inclined and vertical reciprocating conveyor manufacturers to meet code standards and provide a competitively priced product. PFlow worked with state and local officials for…

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