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Hearing Conservation Program & Standards (Audiogram Template Included)

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 3, 2019 at 2:27 PM

When do you need a hearing conservation program?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Mining & Metals, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Automotive, Logistics and Transportation, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Template, Hearing Protection

OSHA Silica Construction Standard: What You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 14, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s surface. Many widely used building products contain silica such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. When part of a solid, silica doesn’t pose much of a hazard. It’s when those building materials are modified or altered is when silica can become dangerous.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction

Fall Protection: Safety Benefits of Prevention Programs and Systems

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 2, 2019 at 2:55 PM

No one wants to think about that feeling. You’re on stable ground until, suddenly, you’re not. The world is whipping by and gravity is having its way with you.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Shares, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Ensure Employee Safety with a Reflective Vest

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 8, 2019 at 2:04 PM

When you’re thinking about workplace safety solutions, a reflective vest might seem like a small thing.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Automotive, Incident Management, Logistics and Transportation, Plastics & Packaging, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, PPE

The Importance of Following OSHA Material Handling Guidelines

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM

When you’re trying to stay on top of building materials, chances are good that you’re focused primarily on the project.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Tips for Construction Ear Protection

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 10, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Out of all the physical ailments that can afflict construction workers, hearing loss is perhaps one of the best-known and least-addressed.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Safety Culture, PPE

Unions and Safety for Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 8, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Your workers deserve safe and fair working conditions. But before labor unions, they didn’t have much power to negotiate for such conditions.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Make Your Construction Site Safer with These Safety Tips

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Out of the 4,674 worker fatalities in the private sector in 2017, 20.7% of them were in construction, or about 1 in 5 worker deaths.

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Topics: Risk Management, Industry Insights, Safety Tips, Machinery, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Safety Culture, PPE

OSHA Construction Standards You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 26, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Construction workers face some of the most difficult working conditions in the entire workforce. They face falls, heavy machinery, electrocution, and asbestos, to name a few.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, Industry Insights, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

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