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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization (part of the Department of Labor) that ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Americans by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

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Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

Creating Safer Jobsites — Hilti Addresses OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

Creating Safer Jobsites — Hilti Addresses OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

Plano, TX. – Through education and product innovation, Hilti is supporting customers as they develop and implement compliancy plans for the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) §1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Standard for construction.

Because of Hilti’s commitment to helping contractors provide a safe working environment, the company has scheduled a

OSHA Proposes Rule to Improve Provisions in Its Standards

OSHA Proposes Rule to Improve Provisions in Its Standards

WASHINGTON – As part of an ongoing effort to revise provisions in its standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing 18 changes to the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards.

“The changes we propose will modernize OSHA standards, help employers

OSHA Initiatives on Protecting Temporary Workers

OSHA Initiatives on Protecting Temporary Workers

“Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees. Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the employee, and are therefore jointly responsible for temp employee’s safety and health. It is essential that both employers comply with all relevant OSHA requirements.” David Michaels, PhD,

Safety: Why Game-Based Learning Is Effective

Safety: Why Game-Based Learning Is Effective

If you have ever played cards or board games with family or friends, you know how engaging, entertaining, and memorable such games can be. Games such as Trivial Pursuit or other knowledge-based contests can be educational as well-in fact, even more educational precisely because you’re having fun. If you apply

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Keeping the integrity of a water conveyance system is critical, says John Kurdziel, director of Technical Services and Market Development for Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS). “You put a lot of money into treating the water,” he says. “The last thing you want to do is lose it.” An aging underground

Shoring and Shielding for Success

Quick. If you’re a contractor who requires employees to work in excavations, what are the only two situations in which OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will give you a pass on providing cave-in protection? The answer is: 1) If the excavation is made in “stable rock” (which OSHA defines

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