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How Do the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rules Affect Construction Companies?
Sep 22nd 2017

How Do the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rules Affect Construction Companies?

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is found in materials that construction workers deal with every day – such as roads, buildings, and sidewalks. It is a common component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block and mortar. Common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of these materials often create crystalline silica dust exposure in construction. … read more
5-Star Customer-Rated Petzl Harnesses
Jun 30th 2017

5-Star Customer-Rated Petzl Harnesses

When working in tough environments, it is essential to be able to count on the performance and quality of your gear. Nothing is worse than a false sense of safety in a life-threatening situation. Petzl® has developed harnesses that meet OSHA safety requirements for work-at-heights (fall arrest, work positioning, suspension, confined space entry, and rescue), and extreme sports (caving, mountain … read more
North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection
Sep 27th 2016

North By Honeywell Respiratory Protection

Respiratory protection is required when there is a potential for a harmful agent to get into your lungs. According to the U.S. Labor Department, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators must be properly selected and fitted to provide the best protection to the users. Using filters and cartridges, al … read more
OSHA: the New Construction Rule and the General Confined Space Rule
Jul 27th 2016

OSHA: the New Construction Rule and the General Confined Space Rule

By Mario Mendoza, Regional Sales Manager, Allegro Industries On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined space. There are five key differences from the Construction Rule, and several areas where OSHA has clarified existing requirements. The five new requirements include: More detailed provisions requiring coordinated activities when there are m … read more
Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards
Apr 5th 2016

Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards

Landscaping is a job that many DIYers who love to work outdoors take upon themselves. There are obvious dangers to this kind of work when operating heavy automatic machinery (rototillers, mowers, weed wackers, Bobcats, tractors, trenchers, and blowers) that we will cover below. Many creative home improvement enthusiasts and even some professional contractors are unaware of the potential hazards … read more
May 31st 2012

OSHA Roofing Regulations Changing Soon

September 15, 2012 is the deadline for new mandatory residential roofers' fall protection safety standards that require a guard rail system, a safety net system or personal fall safety systems for workers. If you are a roofer and don't comply with the new laws, you could be hit with heavy fines. Residential builders working six or more feet above a lower level must meet these n … read more