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work at height

Work at height and PFPE? What is required?

When operating self-propelled and trailer-mounted booms, some situations require personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to reduce the probability of accidents. But what about scissor lifts? It’s been a topic of discussion for decades, but little has changed over the years: there isn’t a standard approach or consistent answer about wearing PFPE on a scissor lift. The use of PFPE on…

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crane training

Training in the wake of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published its much-anticipated Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart CC) (dated February 11, 2022.) The new compliance directive CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses 2018’s changes in the crane rule that OSHA made. Moving…

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National safety month

It’s National Safety Month 2022!

June 1 kicks off the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual National Safety Month 2022, in which individuals and organizations are asked to make efforts toward reducing unintentional injury and death at work and at home. Despite safety and health training evolving and becoming more widely available, the construction industry continues to struggle with injuries and fatalities. In 2020,…

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remote learning

6 benefits of online safety training

While many aspects of work and life have been (slowly) adopting new technology, the global pandemic brought with it a sudden digital shift. Everything from work meetings to happy hours transitioned from in-person events to online meetups. And while some argued (or hoped) the “online craze” would soon return to “normal,” many digital practices implemented over the last two years…

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