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New OSHA rules? Accident that could have been prevented? We write about it here. We have 15 years of experience, and want to share it with you.

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations

OSHA just released their top ten of the most-cited safety violations for 2015 (these are preliminary numbers and will be officially updated in December). OSHA's list is as follows: 1.       Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721 2.       Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192 3.       Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295 4.     […]

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New Crane Laws: Confusion and the NCCCO

Take this for what it's worth: I'm all for safety, but I am not all for the new crane laws. Simply put, we are putting too much faith in an exam, thereby diminishing the value of training. To make it clear, contrary to popular belief, 1926.1427 certification is just an exam and, yes, while it will be […]

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Crane Accident and Wind

There is a saying in the industry that "the rain will drive you crazy, but the wind will kill you." To say nothing of the physical toll high-winds and extreme temperatures can take on your body when working outdoors, the consequences of working in high winds on or near heavy equipment can literally be fatal. […]

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Common Crane Concerns

Crane operations are a constant across the globe. No matter where you go, no matter what industry you work in (construction, maritime, general industry, etc.), and no matter the time of year, it is common to see all types of cranes in action: boom trucks, knuckle booms, crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes, all-terrain cranes, overhead […]

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Crane collapse, Other Accidents

107 people killed, 235 injured, and millions of dollars in damage. With the clean-up efforts from the recent Mecca crane collapse in Saudi Arabia still underway, it is easy to see such a disaster as only happening to "someone else, never us." But another "busy" week in terms of heavy equipment accidents and OSHA investigations […]

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Crane Worker Electrocuted, Freak Accident?

Breaking News - Bedford County, PA, September 8th, 2015 - a man has just been electrocuted in "what officials are calling a 'freak accident' at a construction site." So begins the newscast, so begins many a newscast. These statements are often followed up by something along the lines of "we did everything right," "we're always concerned […]

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In the news: accidents, OSHA citations

In spite of all the proactive measures OSHA and other state-OSHA entities continually take, and in spite of all the new regulations and clarifications on old regulations, accidents continue to happen. In fact, in the face of some states, like New York, already adopting the OSHA-proposed NCCCO certification for crane operators in the construction industry, […]

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Confined Space Safety Poster - Free

Whether you are working in confined spaces under OSHA's construction standard or general industry standard, confined space training and retention is vital to worker safety. As part of our ongoing efforts to make training helps free and creative, we are happy to make our new confined space safety poster available via download for free. Can you […]

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8 Essentials for Confined Space Safety

As you probably know, there are several changes coming to confined space safety regulations that will go into effect soon. In the meantime, it has been recommended to come into line with them as quickly as possible, regardless of the pushed back compliance dates. An article posted on Safety and Health Magazine gives some good […]

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Hard Hats: Vintage Poster

Occasionally we come across some vintage safety posters while out in the field. Here is one we came across for hard hats: There are over 1500 fatal head injuries per year in the United States and most fatal injuries occur from neglecting personal protective equipment. Hard hats have been around since about 1919; today hard […]

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Falling Accident In Montreal

Just after 8 a.m. on August 20th a 55 year old construction worker in Quebec, Canada, fell from a scaffolding set up in a trench. The worker fell about 7 feet (2 meters). These types of situations may seem harmless, but a 7 foot fall can actually be lethal. The man was treated for back and […]

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Hazard Spotting: Riding in the Bucket

Wheel loaders (also known as front-end loaders) can do a lot of work, moving tons of rock, dirt or supplies in all types of applications from general construction use to forestry to mining. These rugged machines have their own OSHA safety regulations, and below are some images our trainers got while on site building our […]

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