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  • Are Free Online OSHA Certifications Valid?

    August 17, 2023
    Everyone likes to save money where they can. When it comes to something as tedious and mandatory as OSHA training, it's especially tempting to spend as little as possible. The problem with this is, of course, that you get what you pay for. But are free online OSHA certifications acceptable for work use? This article aims to uncover why relying on them may put your safety knowledge at risk and explore the right path to legitimate OSHA training. Can You Get OSHA Training Online Free? First, let's think about what you're asking.
  • HAZCOM: What is OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard?

    August 3, 2023
    You may not be familiar with the terms HAZCOM or HCS, but if you work with hazardous materials, they can protect you from danger. Even though many don’t work directly with dangerous chemicals, they can still be found in most workplaces. Because of this, OSHA requires special training for those who work with them, but also for any dangerous chemicals to be clearly labeled so that anyone can identify them and understand the risks.
  • OSHA DOL Card Meaning: What is a OSHA Card?

    July 27, 2023
    Learning how to get an OSHA card – especially the right OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 card – is a hurdle that a lot of workers new to an industry will face. High- and medium-risk industries will often ask workers to earn a "DOL card" early in their employment or sometimes even before they're hired. It's important because it will give you a basic foundation in workplace safety for your industry.
  • OSHA 10 vs. 30: Key Differences to Decide Which You Need

    July 20, 2023
    If someone tells you that you need a "DOL card," they’re likely referring to the Department of Labor card issued after you complete the OSHA Outreach course you need.
  • Man Lift Types: What are the Different Kinds of Construction Lifts?

    July 13, 2023
    Construction lifts are a critical piece of equipment on any job site. There are many types of aerial work machines that lift employees to access high, hard-to-reach work areas. Navigating the various kinds of man lifts can be confusing as they share some resemblances but serve distinct purposes.  So, what is a man lift? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type? And how do you operate one safely? This article aims to demystify the different kinds of man lifts, their distinct features, and provide insight into their uses.
  • OSHA 40 Expiration: How Long Does HAZWOPER Certification Last?

    July 6, 2023
    When you have to take mandatory safety training as extensive as the 40-hour HAZWOPER course, you probably don’t want to repeat it any sooner or more frequently than you have to. That means staying on top of your refresher requirements. In this article, we’ll go over how long initial HAZWOPER training stays good for, and what you need to do to stay on track. 
  • What is a Permit Required Confined Space vs. a Non-Permit One?

    June 22, 2023
    Around 2.1 million US workers climb into tanks, silos, storage bins, vaults, pits, or other permit-required confined spaces every year. Between 100 and 150 of them will never make it home. Confined spaces present all sorts of hazards to any worker that enters them, compounded by the fact that they're difficult to escape. OSHA's confined space standard is designed to prevent as many deaths and injuries as possible due to this environment.
  • What Are OSHA Requirements for Small Business Owners?

    May 30, 2023
    Are you a small business owner? Do you wear multiple hats and juggle various responsibilities to keep your business at its best? In the midst of all your hard work and multiple obligations, it's essential not to overlook the safety and well-being of your employees. 
  • Electrical Safety Tips: How to Reduce Electric Shock Hazards

    May 30, 2023
    Construction workers exposed to electricity are aware of the potential dangers that come with working around electrical systems and equipment. Your job requires navigating complex electrical installations, wiring, and power sources, making it essential to always prioritize safety. One of the most critical aspects of your work is mitigating the risk of electric shock hazards. 
  • High-rise Building Safety: Preventing Skyscraper Worker Deaths

    May 30, 2023
    In recent years, the construction industry has seen an uptick in the number of high-rise buildings being built. While these towering structures are awe-inspiring engineering feats, they pose a significant safety risk for the workers who build and maintain them.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls from elevation are the leading cause of death among construction workers, and high-rise buildings account for a disproportionate number of these fatalities.