Pressure Washer Safety

No one wants to get hurt on a job. And yet, at the beginning of October 2014 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its top 10 safety violations for the fiscal year 2014, there were thousands of citations each for the top 10 safety...

DOT Hours of Service

Hours of Service regulations are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle in the United States. These regulations apply to truck drivers, commercial and intercity bus...

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to...

Global Harmonized System (GHS)

Globally Harmonized System The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon standard managed by the United Nations that was set up to replace the assortment of hazardous material classification and...

Powered Industrial Lift Truck

Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes,...

Signal Person

In accordance with OSHA Regulation (29 CFR1926.1419 and 1926.1428) employers are required to use a qualified signal person when: the point of operation is not in full view of the operator. The operator’s view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling,...
Hole Watch -Attendant

Hole Watch -Attendant

Attendant and hole watch personnel are mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Section 1910.252 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part of a welding team, workers on fire watch ensure no smoldering fires result from cutting or welding metal....

Skid Loader (Skid-Steer)

A skid-steer loader (skid steer), is a small construction vehicle used for a variety of jobs. Most skid steers typically include a bucket for the default attachment, but you can outfit them with different attachments, allowing skid steers to assist with all sorts of...

Superintendent Site Inspection

The Objective of this course is to cover the OSHA requirements for common exposures on a construction site. Each exposure will be broken down by the equipment type or material. Superintendents should walk sites multiple times a day and needs to be able to spot safety...

Drug and Alcohol- Supervisors DOT

DRUG & ALCOHOL SUPERVISOR TRAINING 49 CFR 382.603 is the applicable regulation requiring supervisors of commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate vehicles that require a commercial driver license to take 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of alcohol abuse...

Safe Work Practices

Safe Work Practices The main goal of safety and health programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers. The recommended practices use a...

Solvent Safety

Millions of workers are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. Health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis. Solvents share many...

Scaffold Builder

Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on site to get access...

Security Measures for Vessels, Docks and Facilities

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Who do security regulations apply to?33CFR101 applies to all vessels and facilities that impact or travel upon the marine transportation system…including commercial...

Confined Space Entry and Attendant Awareness

Confined Space A confined space is a space with limited entry and exits and not designed for  human continuous occupancy. An example is the interior of a storage tank, occasionally entered by maintenance workers but not intended for human occupancy.  Confined spaces...

Back Safety One

Overview This course is designed to help both the employer and the employee understand the benefits of following the General Guidelines of Ergonomic Program Standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing an ergonomics program standard to...

Aerial Lifts/Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Safety

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS) are a piece of machinery used to provide temporary access to high, hard to reach and otherwise inaccessible areas. MEWPs are used predominately for completing work at height in the construction industry. An aerial lift is any...