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Confined Space Training Can Create Heroes

It sounds like the start of a good story; a child falls into a well and the town mobilizes to rescue them.  Heroes rise up and villains fall.  Real people who fall into wells do get rescued, and sometimes it’s in time.  Sometimes there is a villain who failed to protect the public from danger. […]

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Crane Rigging Safety is Not a Luxury – It is a Necessity

Construction has always been one of the most dangerous professions; unfortunately, this inherent danger becomes even greater when a building site is particularly lofty or the building materials are exceptionally heavy. In these very difficult situations cranes provide the lift needed to move these heaviest of building materials into their proper locations, but crane rigging safety must […]

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New Partnership – United Alliance Services Corporation!

We are very excited to announce that eTraining has partnered with United Alliance Services Corporation to help provide quality online safety training to their customers and students. United Alliance is a full service occupational safety and health training and consulting company providing a range of comprehensive safety solutions on location throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New […]

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What OSHA Expects for Fire Safety Training (Short Quiz)

You might be focused on fall protection and scaffold safety.  Keeping that welder on the scaffold tethered and safe is a great start, but what about preventing those sparks from igniting those oily rags carelessly left in the combustible trash? Employers have to know about protecting their employees from fire hazards, and OSHA likewise expects […]

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Workplace Fatality Data [Infographic]

We’ve gathered data from numerous sources on workplace fatalities across many different industries and have compiled all of the information into an easy to digest infographic here.  Hopefully, this helps put into perspective the importance of workplace safety training, and it may even show some things you didn’t know! To embed this infographic on your […]

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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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