Archives for March 2018

New Beryllium Rule Comes Into Effect

OSHA’s final rule on exposure to beryllium in general and construction industries comes into effect on May 11th, 2018. About 62,000 workers are exposed to beryllium in their workplaces, including approximately 11,500 construction and shipyard workers who may conduct abrasive blasting operations using slags that contain trace amounts of beryllium. The element beryllium is a ... [Continue Reading]

Safety Measures for Excavation Work

No matter how many trenching, shoring, and back filling jobs an employer has done in the past, it is important to approach each new job with care and preparation. Many on-the-job incidents result from inadequate initial planning. Waiting until after the work starts to correct mistakes in shoring or sloping slows down the operation, adds to the cost of the project, and makes a ... [Continue Reading]

DSS Expands Offices to Eastern Shore

Diversified Safety Services has expanded its operations to a new Eastern Shore division in Salisbury, Md. This new location will offer all the same high quality services from our team of certified consultants and quality programs to fit your compliance needs. Through complete risk management services, we are best equipped to assist you keep your worksite safe and compliant. ... [Continue Reading]

The Hazards of High Winds

When March comes in like a lion as it has this year, high winds pose especially dangerous conditions for construction workers. There are numerous statistics of injuries and death caused by working in these conditions and one of the primary culprits of accidents is the sudden and unpredictable event of flying debris during a high wind gust. OSHA routinely considers high winds ... [Continue Reading]