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15Feb 2021

The Executive Order issued on January 21, 2021 by President Biden, titled “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety”, is to set in motion certain items “…to protect the health and safety of workers from COVID-19.” (The Executive Order can be viewed here.) Within the two and one-half pages of the Order, the three […]

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15Oct 2020

In an October 11, 2020 News Release, The US Department of Labor announced that OSHA had proposed penalties in excess of $900,000.00 in Coronavirus pandemic-related violations from the start of the pandemic through October 1, 2020. OSHA had cited over sixty establishments for violations for failure to: Implement a written respiratory protection program Provide a […]

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15Feb 2021

The Executive Order issued on January 21, 2021 by President Biden, titled “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety”, is to set in motion certain items “…to protect the health and safety of workers from COVID-19.” (The Executive Order can be viewed here.) Within the two and one-half pages of the Order, the three […]

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14Jan 2021

With the coming of each new year, we have the opportunity to set safety goals. The premise for the setting of safety goals is so that we know what we want to achieve in the end. We set up objectives or milestones or performance indicators so that we know that we are meeting or we […]

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18Nov 2020

What happens when business is disrupted? It has lost revenues plus extra expenses which means reduced profits and business insurance doesn’t cover all the costs. Businesses may lose customers when the customers defect to the competition because disrupted businesses can’t provide customers with what the customers are wanting in the schedule that they are wanting. […]

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15Oct 2020

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has recently released a free COVID-19 Exposure Planning Tool that (from their website) “…takes you step-by-step through developing a plan to protect employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job site. Steps include what to consider when conducting a job hazard analysis for COVID-19, selecting […]

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15Sep 2020

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is this week, September 14-18, 2020. Started in 2012 to raise awareness about falls from heights as the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction. The alarming, yet not unexpected, statistic is that the number of fall-related fatalities are coming disproportionately from small residential construction […]

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