Safety Management

Hazard Communications SDS Revision

Hazard Communications SDS Revision

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The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has been revised to align the United States with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical classification. The revision changes and specifies requirements for hazard classification of chemicals, standardizes labels for hazardous chemical containers and specifies the format and required content for the new Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).

Protecting the Rights of Non-English Speaking Workers

Protecting the Rights of Non-English Speaking Workers

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The construction workforce is and has always been made up of people from all walks of life and nationalities. In many ways, the workforce has not really changed; non-English speaking workers have always been part of the U.S. workforce since the country began.

Preparing for Confined Space Entry

Preparing for Confined Space Entry

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OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction standard requires employers to establish a written permit-required confined space entry program and to make it available to employees or their representative during entry operations.

Emergency Rescue Planning

Emergency Rescue Planning

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When employers choose not to use a trench protective system or fail to perform air monitoring before allowing workers to enter a confined space and somebody becomes trapped or injured, not only is the victim’s life on the line, but also the lives of other workers

Ticks

Ticks Are Looking for a Bite to Eat

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Ticks are most active in the spring, but can also be found in the summer and fall. Ticks carry and spread many serious, and potentially life threatening, illnesses. The most commonly known is Lyme disease.

Confined Space

Confined Space in Construction

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OSHA has been working on a confined space rule for construction since 1994. In 1993, OSHA passed a Permit-Required Confined Space Rule, however, the provisions applied only to general industry work.