Fall Protection-Subpart M

Fall Protection – Subpart M

OSHA standards for fall protection state that three types of protection to be used for fall protection. These are commonly called conventional fall protections, read more about them below.

OSHA released a final rule covering FALL PROTECTION in the construction industry way back on February 6, 1995. This rule can be found in CFR 1926 Subpart M.  The procedures specified in this standard are intended to prevent employees from falling off, onto, or through working levels, and to protect them from falling objects.

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Ladder Safety SFI Compliance

Ladder Safety

Ladders are used in many of our jobs. They are used during the building of homes, when we do roofing, to get to and from the next level or scaffold, etc. Painters use ladders of all sizes. Sheetrock installers use them, also electricians, plumbers, glazers, masons, ironworkers, and at one time or another, just about every construction trade on the job. Typically, there are four types of ladders – the straight ladder, the fixed ladder, the extension, and stepladders.

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stop coronavirus

Stand Down for Coronavirus Safety

As many of you know, today 4/16/20, is the day the NAHB encouraged all construction projects to hold a Jobsite Safety Stand Down to educate all involved parties on the best ways to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and keep everyone safe.

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Housekeeping and Fall Hazards

Housekeeping and Fall Hazards

As each of us works throughout the jobsite, our daily needs require extension cords, air compressor hoses, cutting torch hoses and welding leads. Each of these cords or hoses acts as an umbilical cord providing us with the necessary electricity, compressed air, acetylene, oxygen, grounds for welding and power for the welding stinger. The danger here is that any of these leads can become tangled and create tripping hazards if they are not placed properly before you start work.

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Workplace lighting and illumination

Illumination

Workplace lighting and illumination

Good illumination is important to maximize production and maintain quality control. Poor lighting on the job site will lead to personal injury accidents.

OSHA requires that all construction areas, including stairs, ramps, corridors, storage areas, shops, offices, etc. be lighted by natural or artificial illumination.

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COVID-19 and OSHA Recordkeeping

COVID-19 and OSHA Recordkeeping

The news about Coronavirus is changing daily and adapting to these changes is something all jobsites will need to be ready for. If you are here, you are most likely wondering how COVID-19 will affect your OSHA recordkeeping. Hopefully this guide will help you understand how to keep in OSHA compliance during these trying times.

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Workplace Safety 101 from SFI Compliance

Safety 101 – From the industry basics to the secrets.

Hello there! Welcome to our FIRST EVER safety 101 post! Thanks for dropping in.

We call this safety 101 because this will be your new classroom for construction safety training. Our goal is giving you the tools you need to stay safe and compliant in this industry. You know what they say, “Happy OSHA inspector, happy life."

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