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Risk Control Service Strategy for Excavation, Jim Newberry

In risk control there are a good number of high risk operations that we encounter, but not all risk control representatives have the same technical expertise or background. This service guide is designed to help the novice evaluate excavation while visiting a client with an excavation exposure.

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Risk Control Service Strategy for Fall Protection, Jim Newberry

In risk control there are a good number of high risk operations that we encounter, but not all risk control representatives have the same technical expertise or background. This service guide is designed to help the novice evaluate fall protection while visiting a client with a fall protection exposure.

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Risk Control Service Strategy for Scaffolding, Jim Newberry

In risk control there are a good number of high risk operations that we encounter, but not all risk control representatives have the same technical expertise or background. This service guide is designed to help the novice evaluate scaffolding while visiting a client with a scaffold exposure.

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Risk Control Service Strategy for Lock Out Tag Out, Jim Newberry

In risk control there are a good number of high risk operations that we encounter, but not all risk control representatives have the same technical expertise or background. This service guide is designed to help the novice evaluate LOTO while visiting a client with a LOTO exposure. It also contains an obscure risk assessment for LOTO that is referenced in the OSHA standard, but difficult to find. This service guide is based on OSHA requirements.

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Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Workers are at risk of falling during initial construction, and after completion during operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition of buildings. Facility features associated with falls include floor and roof edges, elevated platforms, ledges, atria, skylights, machine rooms, and ladders and stairways. The prevention through design approach would incorporate safety features into the building’s design, address fall hazards in construction plans, establish safety criteria for buying equipment, and communicate risks to building owners and facilities personnel rather than rely on other forms of protection such

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Streamlining Safety Operations Through Widespread Use of Mobility Tablets - VIDEO, Richard S. Baldwin and Jim Barry

Viewers will understand the process employed by a major construction firm to streamline safety and health administration through use of mobility tablets containing applications that allow one-time, real time recording of safety and health inspection information, behavioral safety observations and incident investigations, among other functions. From experience on Canadian and U.S. construction projects, the speakers will identify the keys to success and time savings with data entry and recording completed while on the project.

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Preventing Drug Abuse on the Job, Bethany Harvey

According to CDC, as of 2010, the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. was drugs, and drug overdose deaths had risen 102% since 1999. While substance abuse problems are a critical issue for the general public, they also affect workplace safety as 73% of drug users ages 18 to 49 are employed.

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Drop Prevention Systems for Tools, John Martell

A tool dropped from an elevated work platform poses immediate danger to personnel and equipment below. While federally mandated guidelines address securing people working on surfaces 4 ft or higher from the ground, no such requirements are in place for securing tools. This article discusses the safety reasons for implementing a tethered tool program. While most organizations recognize the need for systems to prevent workers’ tools from falling, identifying and implementing effective solutions can be challenging. Fortunately, new technologies have emerged that not only better secure tools while working at height, but also maintain the tool’s full functionality for increased safety and productivity.

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Job Site Safety, Joe Hardesty

Does a construction manager have a duty of care to employees of contractors and subcontractors to provide a safe project site? This was the question that the Indiana Supreme Court addressed in its opinion issued on March 22, 2012, in the case of Hunt Construction Group Inc. v. Garrett (Hunt Construction Group Inc. v. Garrett, 964 N.E.2d 222 Ind. 2012).

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Safety Stand-Down - 2014, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012. This resource provides OSHA information on the program. The 2014 Stand-Down is observed June 2-6.

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