The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a safety inspection checklist designed to help employers look over their workplaces and make sure they meet OSHA safety requirements. Before getting a safety inspection employers should go over the checklist to make sure they will pass. The checklist covers many standard OSHA regulations that apply to [...]
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SMOHIT have made arrangements with one of the already-approved OSHA online trainers to offer a members-only reduced rate. Our agreement is with 360training, an OSHA approved online trainer for the OSHA 10 and 30 courses. The cost for the OSHA 10 hour is $59.00 and OSHA 30 hour is $135.20 Please email your name and [...]
When the body is unable to warm itself, cold related stress may result. This may include tissue damage and possibly death. Four factors contribute to cold stress: cold air temperatures, high velocity air movement, dampness of the air, and contact with cold water or surfaces. A cold environment forces the body to work harder to [...]
Without proper engineering controls, workers can be exposed to harmful levels of respirable crystalline silica that can cause silicosis, lung cancer, and other lung and kidney diseases. Applying water to a saw blade or drill when cutting materials that contain crystalline silica — such as stone, rock, concrete, brick, and block — substantially reduces the [...]
Always strive to have proactive construction workers and teams. Make every effort to eliminate unsafe working conditions and decreasing unsafe acts to work toward safer construction site environments for everybody involved.
The temperature rises Humidity increases The sun gets stronger There is no air movement No controls are in place to reduce the impacts of equipment that radiates heat Protective clothing or gear is worn Work is strenuous
Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Important ways to reduce heat exposure and the risk of heat-related illness include engineering controls, such as air conditioning and ventilation, that make the work environment cooler, and work practices such as work/rest cycles, drinking water often, and providing an opportunity for workers to build up a level of tolerance [...]
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Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. 1.Labels 2. Safety Data Sheets 3. Information and training