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OSHA Safety for Massachusetts Public Sector Employees

photo credit kleinesonne OSHA Safety for Public Sector Employees - Updated Law G.L. c. 149, § 6 ½ Effective February 1, 2019 public sector employers in Massachusetts will be covered under OSHA. To comply with the new Department of Labor Standards regulations, members of your staff...

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Safety Talk: Site Conditions and Trench Safety

Site conditions are a very important factor in the safety of an excavation. The Competent Person is required to perform inspections daily or as conditions change to identify hazards. SOIL TYPE A Competent Person must complete a soil test before work begins to determine the stability of...

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Safety Talk: Basic Requirements of Trench Safety

BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF TRENCH SAFETY WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE HAZARD WHILE WORKING ON A TRENCHING OR EXCAVATION OPERATION? The number one hazard while working on a trenching or excavation site is injury or fatality from trench collapse. HERE ARE SEVEN BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO REMEMBER BEFOR...

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OSHA Safe & Sound Week: Free Safety Leadership Classes

by Meg Whynot-Young Join us as we participate in this nationwide event to raise awareness for worker safety. OSHA's Safe and Sound week is August 13-19. We are hosting two leadership classes on August 13th, Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) and Planning for Business Continuity: H...

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Safety Managers on the Job: Railroad Construction

Railroad infrastructure projects, such as the Green Line Extension Project (GLX) for the MBTA require special training for their onsite safety managers. Track Safety As with any industry, railroad workers have certain specific safety requirements that help eliminate hazards that can ar...

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Beryllium Standard Update for General Industry

By Meg Whynot-Young & Karen Sanborn This article was last updated on May 16, 2018 On May 7, 2018 OSHA issued a Direct Final Rule (DFR) to clarify the final rule that was issued on January 9, 2017 for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. Highlights of the Beryllium Ru...

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Safety Training Funding: Grant Resources in New England, New York & New Jersey

by Meg Whynot-Young If you could get safety training funded through a grant, your boss would think you were a hero! Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and every state in New England has a workforce educational grant for which you can apply to get funding for the training of ...

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OSHA Scaffold Safety for Construction

OSHA Scaffold Safety for Construction

There are many hazards that come with working on scaffolds. The danger of falling is the most common.  OSHA has very specific guidelines for the construction of scaffolding and precautions that need to be taken when using scaffolding.  There are eleven key provisions included in O...

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OSHA Scaffold Safety for Construction

New York City DOB Local Law 196 New Safety Training Requirements: First Deadline March 1, 2018

We are just one week away from the first deadline of the new NYC DOB requirement for safety training requirements.  At this point, most construction workers in NYC are aware of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction card requirement: you must have taken an OSHA 10 Hour Construction course withi...

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Foundations of Safety Leadership

United Alliance Services Presents Foundations of Safety Leadership

On May 9th, 2018 Marc A. Bianco will be presenting the Foundations of Safety Leadership (FSL) course at the Associated Builders and Contractors Rhode Island Chapter (ABC- RI) in Pawtucket, RI to members of the ABC-RI.  This module was researched and developed by the Center for Constr...

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