New Training Teaches Foremen How to be Safety Leaders

By Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar Research tells us that “safety climate”— workers’ perceptions of how well safety policies, procedures and practices are implemented on the jobsite — is reflected in jobsite injury and near miss rates. You can’t create a positive safety climate on your own, though: your foremen and lead workers are essential for creating a strong safety climate by being effective jobsite safety leaders. The research on safety climate consistently shows that a more positive safety climate leads to fewer injuries. Several studies show that safety leadership training for supervisors leads to better safety climate, which then leads … Read more

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CleanSpace Launches Respirator Trial Kits for New OSHA Silica Standard

CleanSpace Technology has released its CleanSpace2 Power Unit Respirator Trial Kit designed to provide organizations in the construction industry with high-efficiency particulate air filter protection to help meet the OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction and OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry regulations. The new OSHA silica regulations become effective Sept. 23, requiring construction companies to lower permissible exposure to silica to one-fifth of its current exposure within one year. The CleanSpace2 Trial Kits are a complete ready-to-use system and include: CleanSpace2 power unit HEPA particulate filer Filter adaptor Half masks (small, medium and large) Storage and … 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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ABC Announces Hire of Stephen Wiltshire as Safety Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety. Wiltshire will direct programs and initiatives that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals, including the Safety Training Evaluation Process, a safety benchmarking and improvement tool for construction firms that can reduce incident rates by 87 percent. Wiltshire has designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in addition … Read more

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