Until May 4, 2015 there wasn’t any rules specifically pertaining to construction workers performing work in confined spaces. On August 3, 2015 that all changed when OSHA began enforcing Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926. A lot of us were already following the general industry standard but in the following I will try to explain what is different
Most people would expect this topic to cover more than just one form of personal protective equipment (PPE). However, one of the recurring problems found on jobs is the lack of use of proper eye protection. Many contractors write in their safety programs that safety glasses are required when performing such tasks as grinding, using saws and such but rarely can any safety professional go onto a job and not find a hazard to the eyes.
Chicago – American Interior Construction & Blinds, Inc., a drywall contractor based out of Newton Square, PA, earned an international award for safety excellence this past Friday evening during the FCA International Awards Ceremony in Chicago.
Slips and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries. What do experts recommend as the
single most important step to take in preventing slips and falls? Simple...keep floors clean, dry,
and free of obstruction. When it comes to safeguards against slips and falls, nothing is more
important than good housekeeping.
Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation.