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OSHA Updates its Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently in the process of implementing a new crane operator certification rule that clarifies worker requirements and maintains an employer’s duty to ensure safety. The final rule became effective on December 9, 2018. However, its evaluation and documentation requirements will not take effect until February 7, 2019. Read more

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OSHA’s Recommended Construction Health and Safety Practices

Did you know that more than 3.6 million American workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness every year? This high number of incidents is a reminder to all contracting companies of the importance of implementing health and safety practices on-the-job. If your safety policies are old or outdated, now is the time to update your strategy with these OSHA-approved tips. Read more

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A Guide to OSHA Standards for Roof Tarping Safety

Roofing is one of the most dangerous areas of the construction industry. In fact, 34 percent of fatal falls happen in roof work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, the government agency recently urged contractors to be aware of the dangers of roof tarping. The OSHA standards for roof tarping outlines the dangers and the ways in which you can protect your workforce. Read more

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How to Receive Occupational Health and Safety Recognition

Employers in the skilled trades have a particular obligation to pay attention to occupational health and safety. But, how do you know if your workplace is safe enough, according to current government standards? The easiest way to find out is to request to join OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. Read more