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  • Forklift Operator FAQs: How to Get Forklift Certified

    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.
  • Fall Prevention vs Fall Protection: What are the OSHA Standards?

    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.
  • OSHA 30 Expiration: How Long is OSHA 30 Good For?

    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.  
  • EM 385-1-1: How Long is it Good For?

    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?
  • SSHO Meaning: What is an SSHO?

    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?
  • What is the Difference Between Accidents and Incidents?

    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.
  • HAZMAT Suit Levels: How Many Are There?

    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.
  • How to Safely Handle Dangerous Substances in the Workplace

    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.
  • OSHA Standards for Construction & General Industry: What's the Difference?

    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).
  • What is HAZWOPER Training Certification?

    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.