Safety management is not just a job — it is an honorable profession. Safety professionals and practitioners are all of the safety managers, directors and coordinators currently working for companies today. They do not have to be certified, nor do they need a lot of letters after their names, but it is to their advantage and to that of the companies they work for to have certification.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a Letter of Interpretation (LOI) authorizing non-unionized employees to select a union organizer or community activist to act as the employee’s representative during an OSHA inspection provided the representative was selected by the employees.
Nearly a hundred NUCA members descended on the Nation’s Capital on May 6 for NUCA’s annual Washington Summit. For three days, NUCA members heardfrom poignant speakers on legislative issues that matter to the construction industry, discussed Congressional legislation and initiatives and lobbied Congress for infrastructure investmentand innovation.
With the growing utility demands of today’s world comes an ever-expanding network of infrastructure pathways necessary to support these services. Everything from sewer and water to natural gas and telecommunications requires methods of transportation to supply homes and businesses with these needs; typically, the most common route selected is to go underground.
A job hazard analysis (JHA) helps prevent accidents and OSHA violations by foreseeing and eliminating hazards. JHAs, also known as job safety analysis (JSA), may be used in different ways to analyze a project or a specific task. In this article, we will discuss the use of a JHA to prepare for a new construction project. We should probably call this a project hazard analysis.
Since 1989, Efficiency Production’s Build-A-Box has been the industry’s standard modular aluminum trench shield system. The company’s Build-A-Box can be assembled in minutes to a wide variety of two-, three- or four-sided configurations. This flexibility enables work crews to make on-the-spot design changes to meet job requirements in conditions ranging from light to extreme.
Members and staff of NUCA of Colorado recently volunteered their Saturday to work on the Ronald McDonald House in Aurora, Colo. The highly motivated crew hit the day early performing various tasks to help the limited staff at the institution that provides families of critically-ill children with an inexpensive home away from home.