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Hazwoper Training Levels Explained

Covered under OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) is a hazardous waste training applicable to employers and employees who deal with or are exposed to hazardous substances. This includes those businesses or employees engaged in the storage, clean-up or disposal of such substances, or those who are part […]

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Scaffold Inspection: How to Do It & Why It’s Important

Why Should Scaffolding Be Inspected? OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards Committee established and enforced a well-defined standard for the use of scaffolds since 1971, but scaffold related accidents continue to occur in the workplace, resulting in serious injury or death for numerous construction workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 72% of […]

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What is HAZWOPER Training and Who Needs It?

As part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (signed into law in 1970), OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Organization) imposes certain requirements and obligations on businesses in order to protect the safety, health and well-being of their employees. One such requirement is HAZWOPER Training. OSHA requires HAZWOPER safety certificates for those businesses and employees […]

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What is HAZWOPER Compliance

The advent of Hazwoper began in 1986 when OSHA was tasked by the US Government to develop a standard for protecting the health, well-being and safety of workers who worked at sites where hazardous waste was present. This interim standard was the beginnings of Hazwoper, with the finalized and complete standards of HAZWOPER having gone […]

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5 Common Safety Hazards on a Construction Site

Workplace safety is a subject that’s important for every business but few others encounter the types of dangers found in construction work. In 2019 alone, OSHA reported that there were over 3000 construction deaths. When you take into consideration that fact that construction workers only make up about 8 percent of the total workforce, 20 […]

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Globally Harmonized System: A Quick Guide

About the GHS GHS, also known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, is an international regulation standard of hazardous chemicals. GHS was created with the purpose of  replacing the multitude of chemical classification systems that exist all over the world. Each country’s system is a bit different, requiring its own […]

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5 Types of Hazardous Waste

When you envision hazardous waste, do you think of oozing liquids that are covered with cross-bone and skull stickers? This sort of image can definitely fall within the hazardous waste category. However, almost any manufacturing process or industry can create hazardous waste. There are other kinds of hazardous waste that you might not realize are […]

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A Confined Space Holiday Safety Wish

by: Safety Scrooge About this time every year I find it more and more difficult to get into the “Holiday Spirit”. Maybe, like you, I work too hard, too long, and commute too far. Maybe we’ve all become hardened by the never ending flow of disturbing local and world news. Did I leave out the […]

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Near Miss vs. an Accident

Everyone knows that working in construction can be dangerous. Most major construction projects involve working in excavations and trenches, working from scaffolds, and using heavy machinery to pour concrete for building walls and foundations. Working in factories and healthcare centers can be just as dangerous. There are countless incidents involving employees being injured on assembly […]

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