Working Safely on Scaffolding

Most scaffolding-related accidents come from falls, but some come from improperly positioned planking, or planking in poor condition. Secure planking is an important part of scaffold safety. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that 72 percent of workers who were injured in a scaffolding-related accident in the past year can point directly to planking or its supports falling away.

Crystalline Silica, The New Asbestos

Silica, present in concrete dust, is a hazardous material and is the focus of the new OSHA regulation 1926.1153.  This information is an overview of the new updated standard.  This regulation has a compliance date for general construction by September 23, 2017.  The new OSHA respirable crystalline silica dust regulation offers several options for compliance and we want to help you understand those options.

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