Power Line Construction: Don’t Ignore These OSHA Standards
January 19, 2023
Power line construction comes with some risks. Utilities and construction companies that ignore relevant OSHA regulations designed to protect workers may face repercussions.
Arc Flash Training: Why and When Every Electrician Needs It
October 14, 2022
OSHA 1910 Subpart S requires electrical safety training for all workers who might come into contact with an electrical hazard. That makes this training, which includes arc flash...
When Power and Telecom Enclosed Spaces Require Testing
February 2, 2021
Contractors working in enclosed spaces for power projects or in underground manholes or unvented vaults for telecommunications jobs are often operating under a potentially...
Safe Use Highlights for MEWPs
January 20, 2020
Mobile elevating work platforms, or MEWPs, make many tasks possible by providing temporary access at height. But like any other type of equipment, they pose potential risks when...
Understanding OSHA’s Trench Box Requirements
July 8, 2019
For some contractors, confusion exists around OSHA’s trench box requirements. Understanding when it’s appropriate to use a trench box and how to use one according to regulation is...
Employers Remain Confused about Which Confined Space Standard to Follow
May 14, 2019
Working in a confined space poses inherent dangers, and OSHA regulations are designed to ensure that employers take effective steps to mitigate or eliminate them. OSHA introduced...
Smaller Construction Firms: It May Be Time for an Onsite Non-Enforcement Consultation from OSHA
May 10, 2019
These free visits help companies learn how to work safer and comply with regulations. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) conducts some 72,000 federal and state...
Understanding OSHA's Confined Space Construction Standard
March 27, 2019
There are five key differences between the general industry and construction standards. With the introduction of Confined Spaces in Construction standard (1926 Subpart AA) in 2015...
Contractors Receive Hundreds of Silica Dust Citations as OSHA Cracks Down
August 23, 2018
Since OSHA began full enforcement of its respirable crystalline silica (RCS) standard in October 2017, contractors have been hit with 276 violations to the tune of $454,699.11 in...
Preparing for an OSHA Inspection
February 14, 2018
No one likes dentist appointments, but at least you know when they’re coming. The same can’t be said about OSHA inspections. You never know when one will happen, and instead of...