OSHA Announces Delay on Enforcement of the New Silica Rule in Construction

OSHA Announces Delay on Enforcement of the New Silica Rule in Construction

On April 6, 2017, OSHA issued a press release that delayed enforcement of the new Silica Rule in construction for 90 days, until September 23, 2017. Originally the compliance date for construction was established as June 23, 2017, one year from the effective date of...
How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

How Lockout/Tagout Saves You Money

Of the numerous standards that repeatedly earn a spot on OSHA’s annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list, none surprises me more year after year as the control of hazardous energy, more commonly known as lockout/tagout (or “LOTO”). It’s not that...
March is Ladder Safety Month

March is Ladder Safety Month

Why do we need yet another special “awareness” month, especially for something as simple as a ladder?  The CDC reports that approximately 20% of general industry worker fall injuries and 81% of construction worker fall injuries treated in US emergency departments...