May 13, 2022
Are you interested in becoming a forklift operator? Here's everything you need to know for success.
What Are a Forklift Operator's Responsibilities?
Forklift operators transport heavy materials around a facility like a warehouse, factory, storage facility, or construction site using a powered industrial truck like a lift truck.
May 6, 2022
Falls are the leading cause of work-related death in the construction industry. In 2020, falls to a lower level caused more than a third of occupational fatalities in the industry.
April 29, 2022
What is OSHA 30?
OSHA 30 is a supervisor-level OSHA Outreach course. OSHA Outreach courses are programs designed to introduce workers to their basic rights and protections under OSHA and give them initial awareness training on common safety topics for their industry.
OSHA Outreach courses do not fulfill an employer's safety training obligations by themselves. Additional training is needed for OSHA compliance.
April 26, 2022
If you're in the construction industry, you're probably familiar with OSHA training. You know what it is, where to find it, how long it takes, and how often to refresh yourself.
If you've just started working as (or for) a government contractor, you're probably coming up against new safety training requirements. And you're wondering, what is EM 385-1-1 training?
April 22, 2022
If you're in the business of managing construction safety and health, you may have come across job listings for something called an "SSHO." If you've only dealt with civilian contracts in the past, you're probably not familiar with this acronym. But the job seems to be in line with your skills, and it pays well.
So you're probably asking yourself, what is an SSHO?
April 12, 2022
If you're a casual observer of workplace safety literature, the terms "accident" and "incident" can seem interchangeable.
You may have also noticed that occupational safety and health professionals use the terms differently than you might in day-to-day conversation.
If you're a little deeper in the weeds of workplace health and safety, you'll see that the difference between an accident and an incident can vary from organization to organization.
April 7, 2022
When the EPA was charged with cleaning up hazardous waste dumps and regulating the safe disposal of hazardous materials, they realized right away that they'd need to protect the people on the ground.
March 29, 2022
The safe handling of chemicals in the workplace is a complicated endeavor. The precautions for avoiding chemical exposure depend on the chemical, as well as its state, concentration, and usage.
That's why OSHA put the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard into effect.
March 12, 2022
OSHA standards fall into four categories by industry: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Agriculture.
These standards are the rules that most employers in the U.S. must follow to protect their workers from safety and health hazards. They're found under Title 29 of the federal code (often shortened to 29 CFR).
March 4, 2022
If HAZWOPER is a possible requirement of your job, it is important to understand where it came from and who it is for. This blog post provides a comprehensive view of HAZWOPER and the training needed to earn a certification.