Archives for October 2017

Newest Enforcement of Crystalline Silica Standards

Respirable crystalline silica continues to present an every-day safety hazard for the construction industry. About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and workers in general industry operations such as ... [Continue Reading]

Safety Council Reveals Newest Top 10 Violations

At the recent National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo, OSHA revealed its preliminary list of Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017, and while the list remained largely unchanged, there was a new addition: Training Requirements for Fall Protection. So while fall protection is predictably at the top of the list, the emphasis on training is coming into the forefront. OSHA ... [Continue Reading]