Monthly Archives: March 2021

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

1926.501 – Fall Protection 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication 1926.451 – Scaffolding 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection 1910.147 – Lockout/Tagout 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks 1926.1053 – Ladders 1910.305 – Electrical, Wiring Methods 1910.212 – Machine Guarding 1910.303 – Electrical, General Requirements *As of 01/05/16

Fall Protection

In the United States, falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Every year, on average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites. The OSHA standard for fall protection deals with both human and equipment-related issues. If there is any doubt […]

Scaffolding Safety

You may not realize how important scaffolding safety is.  During a seven-year period, OSHA statistics tell us that approximately 28% of the scaffold accidents that occur are because of construction deficiencies.  This includes things such as not completing the assembly or simply leaving out essential components.  Of the fatalities that occurred, there were 23% that […]

Workplace Safety Reminder: Portable Generators

General Safety and Usage Guidelines for Backup Generators Using Portable Generators Safely OSHA PDF Be sure to use your generator correctly. Using a generator incorrectly can lead to dangerous situations: Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. Even if you can’t smell exhaust fumes, you may still have been exposed to carbon monoxide. If you start […]