Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

IOSHA Revises Residential Fall Protection Program

Indianapolis, September 30, 2011 — On June 16th, 2011 IOSHA published a modification to the implementation schedule for the Residential Construction Fall Protection Program (article). That document modified certain timelines contained within OSHA Instruction STD 03-11-002. IOSHA established a full compliance date of October 1, 2011 for the revisions adopted by OSHA in September 2011. The document also encourages employers to …

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New Guidance Document Helps Prevent Nail Gun Injuries

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2011 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed new guidance, Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors*, to help construction employers and workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries. “Nail gun injuries are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits annually. In some cases, workers …

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Creating Successful Project Safety Committees

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction  One of the most familiar — and frustrating — aspects of life on most construction sites is the tendency of workers to participate in the strange contest called the blame game. Anyone who has been a supervisor on a site for any length of time is certain to have …

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