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October 17, 2021

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What is OSHA – Understanding Their Mission

What is OSHA? If you’ve been keeping up with the content of this site for the last few months, you might’ve seen an uptick in articles regarding the government watchdog agency. The reason for this mostly comes down to the current OSHA regulations involving silica dust permissible exposure limit. Because of the new guidelines, manufacturers […]

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OSHA Fall Protection – Everything You Need to Know

According to 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, OSHA requires employers to comply with safety and health standards promulgated by OSHA or by a state with an OSHA-approved state plan. Given this, it’s important to know what you need to do to comply with OSHA Fall Protection Standards. With that in mind, here are some OSHA […]

How to Properly Dispose of Concrete Dust Silica

How to Properly Dispose of Concrete Dust (Silica)

Filtering out silica dust concrete dust on the jobsite doesn’t do us a whole lot of good if we’re emptying it back into the air trying to dispose of it. So, how do we go about disposing of concrete dust (silica dust) without causing more problems than we solved? We recently talked to Jim Bohn, […]

Bosch Table 1 Compliance for OSHA Silica Dust Regulations

OSHA Table 1 Compliance for Silica Dust Regulations

Back in early 2017, OSHA announced new silica dust regulations and Bosch was the first company to proactively contact us to start the push toward education before the September 23rd deadline. That date has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of confusion running around about what you need and what you don’t. To help, […]

Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Job Site

Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Jobsite

For many contractors, they’re the four most dreaded initials in the alphabet soup of government agencies. OSHA. But who is this agency, and how can they affect your business? In this two-part series, we’ll look at some tips on keeping OSHA away from your jobsite and help stop them from visiting your site. We’ll also show you how […]

OSHA requires mattresses bottom ladders

OSHA Mandates King-Size Mattresses Be Placed at Bottom of All Ladders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fed up with the lackadaisical response to fall hazard protection, OSHA has instituted new measures designed to further protect tradesmen working at height. As of April 1, 2021, OSHA is mandating that king-size mattresses be placed at the bottom of all ladders. “By placing mattresses at the bottom of all ladders 6 […]

Worker Misclassification

Worker Misclassification in Construction as Independent Contractors

It’s a temptation that nearly every business owner faces: classifying an employee as an independent contractor. It’s easy enough to understand why. You aren’t responsible for paying their end of Social Security and Medicare. You don’t have to pay unemployment or worker’s comp claims. Overtime and minimum wage requirements can be skirted. Until recently, worker […]

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Silica Dust Exposure Objective Test Data – the Table 1 Alternative

OSHA silica dust exposure limits have been in place since 2017. But not every organization has taken the steps necessary to meet the guidelines for silica dust protection. Every company that works with concrete, stone, or other masonry materials needs to meet OSHA requirements. But what happens when Table 1 methods don’t exist? That’s when Silica Dust […]