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One PA Company Could Have used Scaffold Safety Training

A recent Lancaster, PA Intelligencer Journal on line article illustrates how companies need to pay attention to scaffold safety training:     “The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to fine a Refton stone contractor $154,000 for allegedly unsafe scaffolding practices.” An OSHA inspector happened to be driving by a Schuykill County construction site and found a whopping eight […]

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Can You Dig It? Ask Your Excavation Competent Person

Undoubtedly not the most pleasant reading for construction contractors, OSHA periodically publishes horror stories of fines for violations of safety rules. Specifically, in its OSHA Regional News Release last January we learned that one Hartford, Conn., construction company was slapped with a whopping $169,000 fine “chiefly for exposing its workers to cave-in hazards while repairing a sewer […]

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Duties of Confined Space Team Members

Continuing our series on confined space hazards, this post will discuss the responsibilities of each team member of a permit required confined space entrance team. No worker should enter a confined space without the proper support team in place. There are 3 main members to a confined space team. The first, and the one at […]

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Don’t Try This at Home…

It can certainly be instructive to learn from others’ mistakes.  In that spirit, here are some humorous photos of people working with a complete disregard for safety.  Sometimes it really is better to laugh than cry.  You can see more photos like this here.  We just curated some of our favorites from the original list […]

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The Dangers of Radon

When you buy a new house or move into a new office, you will most likely be provided with a radon disclosure that tells you whether the seller has any knowledge of elevated levels of radon on the property.  This is a newer type of disclosure and reflects the growing awareness of the dangers of […]

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