Digger Derrick Safety Manual: View AEM Updates

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, startup and shutdown and maintenance precautions. The AEM Digger Derrick Safety Manual features key terms for calculating load capacities when using a digger derrick for lifting operations. Information on lifting, pole setting and digging operation, as well as personnel platform safety is included. Updated safety symbols and pictograms and a cleaner format enhance the safety messages. AEM safety manuals are industry consensus documents written in a clear and concise, well-illustrated and easy-to-understand format to supplement but … Read more

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Re: Silica Dust – Are You Ready for OSHA’s Sept. 23 Deadline?

Industry expert Joe Nasvik summarizes ins and outs of updated regulations The U.S Department of Labor will begin to enforce its new concrete silica dust ruling on Sept. 23. It’s important to be up-to-date on all the new changes regarding these new OSHA standards. To help ease the transition, Bosch Power Tools partnered with industry expert Joe Nasvik to outline everything contractors and superintendents need to know prior to the Sept. 23 deadline. (Q): What is the new silica dust regulation and why is it happening? When the U.S. Department of Labor issued its ruling aimed at better protecting workers … Read more

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3M Fall Protection Launches Trade-In, Trade-Up Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. β€” For safety professionals, keeping workers safe means providing them with effective, dependable equipment while staying compliant with changing safety standards and regulations. To help safety managers stay ahead of the curve with their safety equipment, 3M Fall Protection has launched the 3M Fall Protection Trade-in, Trade-up program. Workers and safety managers can trade in qualifying fall protection equipment and trade-up for more than 170 products from the 3M Fall Protection line, as well as receive cash rebates. To participate, workers and safety managers start by identifying fall protection products they want to trade in or trade … Read more

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Western Specialty Contractors Provides Safety Tips to Protect Workers from Extreme Heat

LOUIS, Mo. – Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Every year, construction workers become ill on the job and some even lose their lives due to heat exposure. To protect its workers from the extreme summer heat, Western Specialty Contractors manages a heat illness training program and a safety hotline for its employees. As part of the program, training is provided to all employees and supervisors who work in high temperatures. Training … Read more

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