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New York City DOB Local Law 196 New Safety Training Requirements

by Meg Whynot-Young 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 Constr...

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Core Elements of a Health and Safety Program (HASP)

by Meg Whynot-Young Safety Leadership from Management You’ve heard it so many times. Safety must come from the top down. Why is this approach so important? Because management must set the priority for the workers. If production is valued more highly than safety, workers will take risks...

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Worker exposed to respirable silica

Free OSHA Presentation on Silica Exposure in the Workplace

by Meg Whynot-Young   In anticipation of the upcoming deadlines for compliance and those that have already passed, and in an effort to reduce worker exposure to damaging respirable silica, OSHA has begun educational outreach on the topic. Each industry has a different complianc...

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ABC of Rhode Island Awarded ABC’s 2017 Best Practice Merit Award

by Meg Whynot-Young   The Association of Builders and Contractors Rhode Island Chapter (ABC-RI) has earned a 2017 Best Practice Merit Award in recognition of its Member to Member Education Programs. ABC-RI offers its members education and safety training programs and ...

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Crane Collapse In Austin, TX

by Meg Whynot-Young In Austin, TX, a crane collapse caused workers to scramble out of the way of being crushed, either by the falling crane or the cement wall which was being erected at the time. No one was killed in the accident, though one man was pinned under the collapsed crane, ...

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2018 Goal sheet for workplace health and safety

Occupational Hazards to be on the Lookout for in 2018

by Meg Whynot Young & Karen Sanborn   Occupational Hazard # 1- Driving According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in 2016 the fatality rate of employees rose involving a task, so many of us take for granted--- driving. One out of every four workplace accidents inv...

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Onsite Drug Screening for Construction in MA, NH & RI

by Meg Whynot-Young   United Alliance Services is excited to provide onsite drug testing for our construction clients, along with a number of other onsite health and wellness services. Many of our clients who are working on projects with OCIP and CCIP insurance programs are requi...

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Planned Power Plant Outages: Hiring the Right Safety Personnel

By Meg Whynot-Young The coordination of work for a planned outage at a power plant is a major undertaking. Knowing you have the right personnel on board for the length of the shutdown is key, but can be one of the major difficulties that power plant managers face. During shutdowns, the...

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Construction Safety Managers Specialized in Railroad Construction in MA, RI, NH and CT

Major construction projects, such as the Green Line Extension Project (GLX) for the MBTA often require onsite safety staffing. Using a professional safety company like UASC allows the owner, general contractor, and subcontractors an objective analysis of job hazards and safety compliance on ...

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OSHA's Final Rule for Silica

Guest post from Peter Sfraga, Zack Academy Update: 10/19/2017 View OSHA's Memorandum OSHA announced a final rule on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica, which can cause lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. OSHA estima...

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