August 13, 2019Training & Safety, 3 pillars, find and fix, find and fix hazards, fix hazards, hazard, hazard analysis, hazards, health, health and safety, health program, job hazard, job hazard analysis, organization, program, safe and sound, safe sound, safety, safety and health, safety and health program, workers

Hazard Identification and Assessment

A pillar to occupational safety and health injury and illness prevention program is to have a system identifying and assessing hazards. By definition, a hazard is anything bringing an organizational loss. The environmental, safety, and...

July 18, 2019Training & Safety, apply the locking, control of hazardous, control of hazardous energy, devices, energy, energy sources, equipment, equipment and machinery, hazardous, hazardous energies, hazardous energy, lockout/tagout devices, loto, loto procedure, loto procedures, machinery, osha, osha states, worker, workers

Controlling Hazardous Energy Sources

The control of hazardous energy, commonly known as lockout/tagout (LOTO), is a system used to protect workers maintaining machinery from unintended start up. When a worker must place any part of their body in the “line of fire” between...

June 13, 2019Training & Safety, construction, construction site, controlling employer, correcting employer, creating, creating employer, employees, exposed to a hazard, exposing, exposing employer, hazard, health, multi-employer doctrine, osha, own employees, responsibility, safety, safety and health, site, worker

Don’t Get Cited for Another’s Contractors Actions

Construction work is a multifaceted employment with a variety of moving parts and people. Whether the construction is commercial or residential, the site often has multi-employers interacting with each other. The Occupational Safety...

May 16, 2019Technical Rescue, Training & Safety, construction, construction workers, duty clause, fire protection, general, general duty, general duty clause, general safety, general safety and health, health, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, osha, personal protective, safety, safety and health, secret, subpart, subpart c, workers

10 Secrets to Complying with the General Safety and Health Provisions for Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a Subpart specific to Construction and regulates the General Safety and Health of construction workers. This is 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 Subpart C. Subpart C...

April 17, 2019Training & Safety, apf, equipment, exposure, exposure limits, face, full face, hazard, hazard assessment, limits, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, ppe, protection, protection level, respirator, respiratory protection, safety, safety and health, unknown hazard, worker

Choosing the Right Respirator for the Right Job

When a worker has the exposure to an inhalation hazard potentially causing illness, then the law requires they have respiratory protection. There are a variety of occupations and tasks having respiratory hazards. Many of these hazards...

January 24, 2019Technical Rescue, Training & Safety, 29, 29 cfr, cfr, contract site safety, contract site safety specialist, fall, fall protection, fall protection training, general requirements 29, general requirements 29 cfr, protection, protection 29, protection 29 cfr, requirements 29, requirements 29 cfr, safety, safety and health, safety specialist, site safety, site safety specialist

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated in FY 2018

Every year OSHA lists the top 10 most frequently cited (MFC) standard for the previous fiscal year. These violations are often repeated year after year for citations, but employers are still violating the federal law. Awareness of the...

December 20, 2018News, Training & Safety, cause, christmas, christmas trees, combustible materials, decorations, electrical, ergonomic hazards, fire, fire rescue, fires, hazards, holiday, holiday season, holiday time, lights, season, space heaters, time, wires, workers

Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is filled with fun, joy, and some stressors. It is common to see people being consumed with having to prepare for the various holiday events and decorations. Throughout the season, it is important to also be mindful...

November 30, 2018Technical Rescue, cave-in, cave-in protection, compliance letter, edge of the excavation, edge of the trench, enter a trench, enter and exit, excavation, excavation hazards, look for standing, look for standing water, materials away from the edge, never enter a trench, properly inspected, rescue team, stable material, standing water, trench, trenching and excavation, worker

Trenching and Excavation: Digging through the regulations

Trenching and excavation fatalities are on the rise in America over the previous 5 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated the 2016 fatalities due to excavation hazards has double the average of the previous five years. The...

November 2, 2018Industrial Fire, Technical Rescue, body, exposed to a substance, exposure, exposure limits, ih, industrial, industrial hygiene, industrial hygienist, introduced into the body, irreversible tissue, occupational safety, occupational safety and health, period of time, safety, safety and health, threshold limit, toxic, toxic material, worker, workers

Industrial Hygiene: What you don’t know may harm you.

The industrial hygiene field has a great deal of intricacies and science intended for occupational safety. Most organizations and jobs have some elements of industrial hygiene even though the workers may not be aware it. The Industrial...

October 19, 2018Industrial Fire, Training & Safety, 29 cfr, chemical reaction, electrical standards, explosive limit, fire, fire hazards, fire prevention, fire prevention and protection, fire protection, flammability limit, general industry, hazards, life safety, nfpa, osha, prevention and protection, standards, vapor stage, workers from fire, workers from fire hazards

Fire Prevention and Protection Regulations

Workplaces of all kinds have hazards or situations where fires can start including flammable chemicals for production activities, welding operations, or even careless workers. In construction, the fire hazards can be brought to the...

October 5, 2018News, capstone, capstone fire, capstone fire safety, capstone fire safety management, equipment, fire, fire prevention, fire safety, fire safety management, incident, management, personnel, prevention, provide, public, public safety, safety, safety management, safety services, services

Official Statement Regarding AB-2380 Privately Contracted Private Fire Prevention Resources

Capstone Fire & Safety Management provides specialized critical infrastructure protection offering outsourced fire prevention crews, OSHA compliant confined space standby, and site safety services. Material benefits we provide our...

September 28, 2018Wildland Fire, action plan, action plan and fire, business continuity, chemical releases, emergency, emergency action, emergency action plan, emergency action plan and fire, fire, fire prevention, heavy equipment, occupational safety, plan, plan and fire, preparedness, preparedness level, prevention plan, wildfire, wildfire preparedness, wildfire season

Wildfire Resource Guide

Wildfire season 2018 has been raging in several states along western America; many of the fires have topped state records. As of August 30, 2018, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) the National Preparedness Level 4 was...

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Capstone included in the Inc. 5000 Most Inspiring Companies of 2018

Inc. magazine recently revealed Capstone Fire & Safety Management is included on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the...

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