What’s Wrong With this Picture

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Q: Can you spot the hazard in the image above?  Is it water, mineral water, or perhaps soda? Keep reading to find out? A: The bottle in the image above contains acetone. One could very easily confuse this for what is actually supposed to be in the container, which could lead to serious injury. This is […]

Fire safety in the workplace

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Fire safety becomes everyone’s job at a worksite. Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace, and about what to do in case of a fire emergency. This plan should outline the assignments of key personnel, and provide an evacuation plan for workers on the site. In the construction industry, a “fire plan” […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture June Edition

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Multiple hazards can be found in this photo. Do you know which ones? Read more to find out. Hazard: Fourteen UL-listed power strips, aka: relocatable power taps (RPTs) were found to be connected in series (daisy chained) and fed from a single electrical extension cord. Violations: 29 CFR 1910.303(b)(2) – “Listed or labeled equipment shall […]

OSHA’s General Industry Walking-Working Surface and Low-Slope Roof Access

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It’s been over a year now since OSHA updated and revised the General Industry Subpart D-Walking Working Surfaces regulation. This was a significant revision aimed at preventing trips, slips and falls to the same level and lower levels. This revision included revisions or new provisions on portable ladders, fixed ladders and fall protection systems. All […]

OSHA’s General Industry Walking-Working Surface and Low-Slope Roof Access

| OSHA

It’s been over a year now since OSHA updated and revised the General Industry Subpart D-Walking Working Surfaces regulation. This was a significant revision aimed at preventing trips, slips and falls to the same level and lower levels. This revision included revisions or new provisions on portable ladders, fixed ladders and fall protection systems. All […]

Are Your Employees Prepared for Emergencies?

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  The Atlantic hurricane season is once again upon us!  After last year’s record season of 17 named storms – 10 of which became hurricanes, and six of those 10 reached Category 3 strength or higher, names like Harvey, Irma, and Maria are ones we won’t soon forget. OSHA encourages and in certain work environments […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture

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According to CFR 1910.151(c), where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use. In this case, the eyewash station was found in a state of disrepair, […]

The Importance of the Hazard Communication Standard

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One of the most common deficiencies the consultants of the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, and indeed OSHA inspectors, find relates to either not having a Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOMM) or having a program that lacks all the required elements.  According to the OSHA website, the hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) trailed only fall protection […]