Entries for 2019

The Construction Silica Standard One Year Later; Use the Enforcement Statistics to Your Benefit        Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services  4-2019 Now that we’ve had time to decompress from the first year complying with the new construction silica standard, we can utilize the enforce­ment data to identify trends to help us better prepare as we...

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Respirator Safety

Posted on April 01, 2019 in: Safety

Respirator Safety Jason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council 4-2019 Respirators are a form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to protect employees when a respiratory hazard cannot be eliminated by other means such as engineering, tooling or administrative practices. If a respiratory hazard exists or is suspected, the employer needs to develop a written respiratory program t...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter March 2019 You might be aware that ACI has introduced a new code change proposal that would add a reference to ACI 117 Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials and ITG-7 Specification for Tolerances for Precast Concrete in the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code (IBC). This is a new co...

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Another Level of Scrutiny to Ensure Crane Operator Qualification Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services   3-2019 A lot of time and effort has been spent over the last few years on the new crane ruling recently introduced in the construction industry. It is important to note first and foremost; full enforcement of this ruling has been postponed an extra 60 days -- beginning Februar...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter January/February 2019 The American Concrete Institute expects to publish “ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” in 2019. The new edition will be the first since the reorganized format was published in 2014 and will include new and updated code provisions along with updated color illustrations for cla...

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Trench and Excavation National Emphasis Program (NEP) – What You Need to Know Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services   2-2019 Recently OSHA has doubled down on trench and excavation hazards. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatalities resulting from trench and excavation activities in 2016 were more than the two previous years combined, at a staggering 23 l...

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