Archives for October 2016

Temporary Workers and Compliance Take Center Stage

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently renewed its alliance with the American Staffing Association with the goal of protecting temporary employees from workplace hazards. All workers have the right to be safe, regardless of how long they have been on the job. "It is part of our mission to make sure that at the end of every work shift, all temporary ... [Continue Reading]

Fitting is Everything: Know Respiratory Requirements

OSHA has recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency's Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the construction industries. Some important parts of the standard contains mandatory respirator fit-testing methods that employers must use to ensure their employees' respirators fit ... [Continue Reading]

Using Aerial Lifts Safely

Aerial lifts, vehicle-mounted devices used to elevate construction workers are popular in the industry due to their mobility and flexibility. They are however responsible for many serious and even fatal injuries. Falls, tip-overs and hazardous contact with overhead material are just a few of the dangers that can occur. Replacing ladders and scaffolding with aerial lifts can ... [Continue Reading]