Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Dust In The Wind: The Dangers of Combustible Dust

Do you know if your company is at risk for combustible dust explosions? Are your employees aware that a hazard within combustible dust even exists? In multiple combustible dust accidents between 2008 and 2012, employees and employers alike were often ignorant of the fact that combustible dust was a hazard. In an article written by […]

Congressman wants OSHA answers

One of the top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is demanding answers from Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta after OSHA reported a drop in the current inspector staffing level, a decline in enforcement activities, and other problems. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison wrote a letter to Acosta dated July 10, 2018. “As you know, […]

On the Job Accidents: The First 30 Minutes

Workers are a company’s most valuable assets. In 2016, nearly three million workers were injured on the job and close to 900,000 of those injuries resulted in time off work. Workplace injuries cost companies more than $60 billion every year… but accidents can happen in even the safest workplaces. If a worker gets injured on […]

OSHA Training

Construction work can be dangerous and companies cannot rely on common sense to keep workers safe. Safety training is important, even though it can take a little time away from the project. Nearly 1,000 construction workers were killed in worksite-related accidents in 2016 — 21% of all worker deaths. OSHA attributes the majority of these […]

Senate confirms Martinez as FMCSA head, Batory as FRA chief 022718

As of February 15th, 2018, Raymond Martinez is officially the new chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Ronald Batory takes over as head of the Federal Railroad Administration, after the pair received Senate confirmation. Martinez will now find himself in the center of the ongoing debates on electronic logging devices in commercial motor vehicles […]

Construction Fatalities on the Rise in NYS

Construction work involves risk of injury to workers under even the best of circumstances. However, when subcontractors and job site managers fail to consider the safety implications to workers on the job site or ignore important regulations mandating safety protections for workers, those risks to workers can become even more substantial. A recent report has […]

10 Easy Things to Get Your Safety Program Started

We understand. You may not be quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program.  There are a lot of factors to think about before you dive in.  When you are ready, Safety Consulting and Compliance Corp will be here to assist you in getting it done thoroughly.  However, there are some simple steps […]

FMSCA Grants Hours of Service Exemption to Asphalt Haulers

In response to an application filed by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and supported by the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) request for exemptions from two requirements of the hours-of-service regulations for all drivers of certain commercial […]

Breathe Easy: What You Need To Know About Silica Safety

If you are in the construction industry as an employer or an employee, you undoubtedly have been hearing about the dangers of the inhalation of crystalline silica. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.  The term […]

NYS Approves New Safety Bill

The spike in construction related deaths in 2017 is disconcerting, especially to the men and women who risk their lives each day to do their jobs. At the time of this writing, there were eight deaths related to construction accidents, and countless preventable injuries. That is eight deaths too many. It is the “preventable” part […]