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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made preventing trenching and excavation hazards a priority goal.

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: Know When to Get Help

The term HAZWOPER is short for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. This specialized response activity is regulated through the OSHA construction standard 29 CFR 1926.65 and is identical to the 29 CFR 1910.120 General Industry regulation. In the heart of the HAZWOPER standard is the protection of workers having to handle and clean up

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3 Hazards at your Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant

The water and wastewater treatment field is not well known in the community. Few people think about what happens in order to get water to flow through their pipes or what happens once they flush the toilet. There’s a network of underground piping delivering water to and from houses, businesses, and other community locations. In

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OSHA Cites Workplace for Not Having Safety or Fire Rescue Services

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to have emergency response to hazardous substances being released, trenching and excavation rescues, and confined space entry rescues. Responses to such events must be done by highly skilled and trained personnel. If the employer cannot provide the proper training, equipment, and personnel to accomplish the cleanup

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