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Marc Bianco presenting 24 hour fall protection EM 385

Falls Still the Most Deadly Hazard for Construction Workers

In 2016, falls were responsible for 384 of 991 total deaths in the construction industry.  Fall hazards are the most fatal of the “Fatal Four” hazards which include struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in-between. OSHA states that “eliminating the fatal four would save 631...

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Marac A. Bianco of United Alliance Services at ABC RI Conference

Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Training Program

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national association of merit shops, with chapters all over the continental U. S., Hawaii, Alaska and Guam. Their philosophy is based in the system of free enterprise, and that any kind of price or wage fixing, in either the public or the ...

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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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OSHA Brings on New Maritime Advisors

View Our Upcoming OSHA 10 Hour Maritime Training Dates The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) was implemented in February , 1995 to advise on job hazards and safety guidelines for workers in the maritime industry including; shipyard employment, long-...

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Excavation Accident in Plymouth, MA

The construction accident that killed Charles Pace, 66, of Whitman, MA, is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police, Plymouth Police, OSHA and the district attorney’s office. Pace was an employee of P.A. Landers in Plymouth, MA and was killed when the mound of sand he was working...

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Pucuda Leading Edge Safety Net

Fall Prevention in Construction: Safety Nets

United Alliance Services is joining the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.  Employers will be conducting safety stand-down activities from May 4-15 across the nation. Stand-down activities include stopping work activities to talk about safety; in this case, ...

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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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Navy Veteran and Co-Owner of United Alliance Services, Marc A. Bianco

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

by Meg Whynot-Young 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 E...

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winter storm in New England

7 Tips to Stay Safe at Work During a Winter Storm in New England

For most of us heavy snowfall means a snow day at work, but there are many others for whom snow means more work, not less. Fire, police, hospital workers, utility workers, plows and highway maintenance personnel, facilities staff to name a few, will all likely be hard at work while the snow ...

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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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