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 health (EHS) field looks at hazards as some condition, equipment, or even behavior leading to an injury or illness. Teaching

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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 the point of operation, or area where equipment is energized, then one mistake can be costly.

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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 and Health Administration (OSHA) is aware of this fact and have created a system to hold each company accountable for their own

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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 can be considered the construction general duty clause. This post will reveal some of the secrets contained in this

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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 comes in the form of: Dust Fumes Gases Toxic Odors Offensive Odors Biological Mists Other chemicals In today’s working

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