Items Tagged with 'OSHA standards'

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Remove "hole watch" headaches

Technology eases confined space compliance
April 1, 2014
A hole-watch person attending a permit-required confined space is not only critical for the safety process of any entry, it is an OSHA requirement.


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Serious injuries and fatalities haunt the oil and gas industry

April 1, 2014
The world currently is in the midst of an oil and gas exploration and production (extraction) boom as demand for energy soars, especially in nations developing their industrial might such as China, Russia and Brazil.


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Double protection: When to use machine guards; when to use LOTO

April 1, 2014
Both machine safeguarding and lockout-tagout (LOTO) protect employees from becoming caught in or struck by machines.


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Lots of Lockout-Tagout miscues…

March 31, 2014
Total penalty amount proposed by OSHA for violations of the lockout-tagout standard 1910.0147 (October 2012 through September 2013).


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Who provides safety training in employee leasing programs?

March 12, 2014
OSHA is concerned that temporary employees are ill-prepared, lack proper PPE, and are required to engage in the most dangerous work.


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Hazard communication penalties in 2013

March 4, 2014
> Total penalty amount proposed by OSHA for violations of the hazard communication standard 1910.1200.


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Prepare for all confined space rescue scenarios

March 4, 2014
It’s a Saturday night December 21st and the plant is running on a skeleton crew. Operations decides to get a head start on annual preventative maintenance by knocking out several permit required confined space entries before the majority of the work is to be done when the regular shifts return after the New Year.


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Explaining the inexplicable: OSHA's gift to the chemical industry

January 31, 2014
Things have gotten pretty bad in Washington, DC when OSHA adopts a new rule which makes its enforcement job harder and whose only beneficiary is the global chemical industry.


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Confined space hazards escalate quickly

January 2, 2014
Confined spaces can quickly become dangerous; unknown concentrations of toxic fumes or an oxygen deficient environment can prove deadly and should be avoided.


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Make time to evaluate your respiratory protection program

January 2, 2014
Respiratory protection is covered under 29 CFR1910.134.


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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe: Picking the Proper Respirator

10/8/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Picking the proper respirator for the right situation can be tricky. Attend this webinar to gain knowledge of OSHA regulations to avoid fines, resources to reference when selecting a respirator, key considerations for specific applications, and key differences between repirator types.

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