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Confined Space Regulations Temporary Enforcement

OSHA declared a 60 day temp enforcement of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard; it goes into effect August 3rd, 2015. Instead of handing out citations, there is an interim period where employers are expected to make good-faith efforts to come into full accordance with the new standards. Training is still not optional, it is mandatory to be […]

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Seat Belts: Hazard Spotting

Everyone knows about the importance of seat belts in the car, but they are sometimes overlooked when operating heavy machinery. We've dedicated this hazard spotting post to going over the importance of functioning seat belts. Lets do a Spot the Hazard! Can you spot the potential hazards and safety issues in this photo? Scroll down to see our […]

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360 Excavator Basics - 8 Things You Need to Know

360 excavators are a crucial part of many job sites. In fact, operations from basic trenching all the way to sophisticated demolitions couldn't exist without an excavator operated by a skilled driver. Proper excavator safety is critical in all operations. Whether you are an experienced operator or completely new to excavation and trenching, we've amassed a […]

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Hazard Spotting: Excavators

Just when you think you have seen it all, something like this happens. We hate to be painfully obvious, but what are the hazards that you see in the excavator images below? Scroll down to see one of our trainers' analysis! #hazardspotting #spotthehazard What's Going Wrong? Okay, I hate to be all "gloom and doom," but […]

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Hazard Spotting: Scissor Lift

Continuing with our #hazardspotting posts, we have a new one. The failure to adhere to OSHA safety standards are rather apparent here, but are all too common on construction sites around the country. Spot the Hazards! #hazardspotting #spotthehazard #safetytraining What potential hazards and safety issues do you see in this photo? Scroll down to see our own analysis. […]

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Safety Stand Down

For the second year in a row, the state of Washington Department of Labor and OSHA have partnered for what they call a "Safety Stand-Down". Essentially, a safety stand down is when work is stopped and there is a discussion about work-site safety. This particular year is focused on preventing falls and the campaign runs through […]

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Genie Industries v. Matak

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in Genie Industries v. Matak that dangerous and intentional misuse of machinery and products makes the individual, not the company, liable for injuries. The court reversed a jury decision that originally awarded $1.3 million to Walter Matak's family. While doing electrical work at a church, Walter Matak allowed co-workers to […]

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Equipment Seats and Seatbelts | #HazardSpotting

Equipment Seats and Seatbelts - #HazardSpotting For starters, this does not look very comfortable (or safe), but it was found by one of our trainers on an actual work-site. Spot the Hazard! #hazardspotting #spotthehazard #safetytraining What potential hazards and safety issues do you see in this photo? Scroll down to see our own analysis. Spot the Safety Hazards: […]

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Telehandler and Scaffolding | #HazardSpotting

Telehandler and Scaffolding - #HazardSpotting Adding two types of equipment together can mean even more potentially hazardous and unsafe situations. Here we have a telehandler lifting boards up to a worker on the second level of a scaffold. Lets do a Spot the Hazard! #hazardspotting #spotthehazard #safetytraining Can you spot the potential hazards and safety issues in […]

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360 Excavator | #HazardSpotting

Excavator on Mound - #HazardSpotting The Hard Hat Training team has been providing safety training for 16 years and we have seen many hazardous situations while out on work sites around the country. We join safety professionals on social media for a #hazardspotting moment. Excavators. One of the most common types of heavy equipment on construction site around the […]

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Telescopic Handler | #HazardSpotting

Telehandler On the Dock - #HazardSpotting We were recently introduced to #hazardspotting on Twitter. The Hard Hat Training team has been providing safety training for over 15 years, and we have seen many hazardous situations while out on work sites around the country. Telescoping forklifts, also known as telehandlers zoom booms or rough terrain forklifts, are crucial and common […]

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National Day of Mourning - 2015

The tradition of remembering workers killed or injured on the job from work site hazards was started in 1986 in Canada and is called the National Day of Mourning. April 28th at 11:00 is the official time for a moment of silence. Since its inception in 1986, this type of observance has spread to more than […]

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