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Emergency Action Plans

Having an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a very important part of any safety program. But, what is an EAP and why do you need one? Second question first. If you are in the construction industry (governed by the OSHA 1926 standards you are required to have an...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/12/10

Updates: Post-Incident Drug Testing, Workplace Safety Incentive Programs, California Proposition 65

On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a memorandum clarifying its position on post-incident drug testing and workplace safety incentive programs. I have already seen several interpretations of this new guidance from OSHA...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/11/21

Heat Illness Prevention

As we move into the summer months it is time for all contractors to consider implementing a heat illness prevention program. There have been increasing reports of heat illnesses in the workplace. Employees, who work in a high heat index environment, are vulnerable to various heat related illnesses. At their worse, heat illnesses can result in the death of the employee. Back in 2011, OSHA instituted a program to ...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/07/03

Emergency Action Plans, Hazard-Recognition Training, and Bloodborne Pathogens

Emergency Action Plans
The requirement that companies engaged in construction work have an emergency action plan is not recognized by many post-frame contractors, but it definitely applies to the work that we do. This Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement is found in Section 1926.35 of the Code of Federal Regulations...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/07/03
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