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Fatality Rate Still Too High: Fall Prevention in Construction

Fall prevention in construction has been an ongoing hot topic with OSHA – and it does not look like it is going anywhere any time soon. Falls in Construction Statistics From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2015- released on December 16, 2...

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Do You Need LOTO to Change a Ballast?

Yes. As a matter of fact, you do need a lock out tag out device in place for changing a ballast. It would be relatively easy to forget to include this work task in a lock out tag out program. Changing ballasts is a seemingly minor ten-minute task that happens frequently. However unlike s...

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Free OSHA Symposium on Protecting Healthcare Workers from Ebola

OSHA will be hosting a symposium on protecting healthcare workers from the deadly Ebola virus. The Ebola and Infectious Diseases Symposium will take place on March 12th at the University of Texas Arlington. Representatives from OSHA, municipal service agencies, and first responders will be p...

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Marc Bianco to Present Residential Fall Protection & Signal Person, Rigging and Crane Awareness at NERCA Convention at Foxwoods in CT March 25 & 26

Marc Bianco, EVP Technical Services /COO, United Alliance Services, has been invited to present at the 89th Annual North East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) at Foxwoods Casino & Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut on March 25 & 26, 2015.The North East Roofing Contractors Ass...

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Upcoming OSHA Safety Classes

OSHA Safety & Compliance Classes in Massachusetts All classes will be held at 3119 Cranberry Highway, Wareham, MA Please call (877) 399-1698 to register today! You may download a registration form here.   Date Class Start Time End ...

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fall hazard on local wareham construction site ladder dangerously tied to plank scaffold

Massachusetts Construction Companies Fined by OSHA for Not Providing Fall Protection

OSHA has given fall protection safety in construction a lot of attention recently. Falls are one of the top causes of injuries and fatalities in the workplace, particularly in construction. In 2013, out of 796 total fatalities in construction, 294 of them were due to falls. That’s a two perc...

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Hiring for the Titanic: Safety as a Recruiting Tool

 Would you answer a job advertisement from a shipping company named Titanic? How about with a nuclear plant whose address was Three Mile Island or Fukushima? I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who was willing to take those risks.Safety might not be the first thing on your min...

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OSHA 30-hour Maritime Outreach Training Programs Throughout Northeast

  The OSHA 30-hour Outreach training programs are intended to provide a variety of important maritime safety training to people with some level of safety responsibility such as supervisors and safety officers. There are three different types of OSHA 30-hour Maritime Outreach train...

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Confined Space Rescue Awareness Refresher Training

United Alliance Services is now offering Confined Space Rescue Awareness Refresher Training.  This training fulfills the annual training requirement for OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.146, "Permit Required Confined Spaces." This program also meets the applicable OSHA & NFPA annual refresher ...

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Changes to Massachusetts Hoisting License Requirements

The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released Administrative Ruling 2014-03, which provides an exemption from the Mass. Class 1 (1D-General industrial warehouse forklift equipment) hoisting license requirements and in-service training requirements for “qualifying companies...

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