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Vehicle Fleet Safety

If you are running for example non-DOT vehicles as part of your operations for say, perhaps parts delivery, do you have an effective fleet management program in place that helps manage associated risk? For example, how do you screen prospective drivers, have you implemented written and documented aspects such as driver training, accident response and investigation procedures, vehicle pre-trip inspections...

Hot Work and Fire Safety

Because under certain conditions the use of open flame in the workplace can be hazardous, when it occurs during non-standard operations, implementation of a Hot Work program makes perfect sense. For example, if equipment repair includes use of a welding torch, then the permit process would be used. In general, elements of the Hot Work permit program include steps taken to reduce fire hazard; a review...

More on Fall Protection for the Construction Industry

Due to seemingly continual confusion, misinformation and neglect on the part of employers, we have a link to a National Roofing Contractors Association Fall Protection Fact Sheet here: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy12/sh-23536-12/StudentReferenceMaterials.pdf.

A link to the actual OSHA regulation is here: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10757.

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Maintaining Environmental Compliance

Some quick tips:

1) review your environmental compliance documents on a regular basis and adjust them as needed based on changes to regulations, permit requirements, processes and equipment.
2) Update your environmental operating permits as requires
3) Gather necessary operating information, compile this data and as required, submit environmental reports such as air pollution...

A Reminder to Stay on Target

Keeping environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance goals a consistent priority can be challenging. Productive and profitable commerce keeps a company in business and while that aspect is no doubt important, some organizations drift off target when it comes to balancing shareholder interests against other stakeholders. There are many variants that cause such problems. Sometimes companies...

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