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OSHA Offers Clarification on Control of Potentially Hazardous Energy

Friday, November 17, 2017
The ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 Accredited Standards Committee recently received a letter of interpretation from OSHA that offers some insight into the agency's view of alternative methods to the control of hazardous energy.
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OSHA Extends Crane Certification Date By 1 Year

Thursday, November 16, 2017
OSHA issued a final rule on Nov. 9, 2017, extending the requirements for construction employers to comply with its crane operator certification rule until Nov. 10, 2018. The agency also announced plans to complete a rulemaking on the issues surrounding the crane operator certification program in the coming year.
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OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training

Thursday, November 02, 2017
In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that anyone who is compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's Walking and Working Surfaces rule.

ISO 45001 Enters Final Draft Stage

Monday, October 30, 2017
ISO has confirmed a provisional publication date of Nov. 27 for the final draft international standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001. This is the final hurdle for the long-awaited international standard. If all goes as expected, the final standard will likely be published in the first half of 2018.
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NIOSH Center to Research Occupational Robotics

Friday, October 20, 2017
Technology advancements are introducing more robots to mainstream workplaces. However, few studies have assessed the benefits and risks of having/using robots in the workplace. To address that need, NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research, where researchers will analyze potential benefits and risks of robotic workers and develop safety guidelines for safe interactions with [...]
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Is Your Family Fire Safety Plan in Place?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In a fire, every second counts. Preparing for a fire emergency is important, even if you don’t expect it will happen to you. A guest post from Werner's Chris Filardi offers four questions to help you assess your family's readiness for a fire emergency.
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OSHA Top 10 Remains Familiar

Friday, September 29, 2017
On Sept. 26, 2017, OSHA announced its preliminary list (as of Sept. 5, 2017) of the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the 2017 fiscal year. Topping the list again this year are fall protection (1), hazard communication (2) and scaffolding (3).
LOTO-172164291

OSHA Offers Clarification on Control of Potentially Hazardous Energy

Friday, November 17, 2017
The ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 Accredited Standards Committee recently received a letter of interpretation from OSHA that offers some insight into the agency's view of alternative methods to the control of hazardous energy.
Cranes_D_iStock_000003394013Small

OSHA Extends Crane Certification Date By 1 Year

Thursday, November 16, 2017
OSHA issued a final rule on Nov. 9, 2017, extending the requirements for construction employers to comply with its crane operator certification rule until Nov. 10, 2018. The agency also announced plans to complete a rulemaking on the issues surrounding the crane operator certification program in the coming year.
Falls_000000699233Small

OSHA Clarifies Who Can Conduct Fall Protection Training

Thursday, November 02, 2017
In a response to a letter from International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) seeking clarification of who can conduct fall protection training, OSHA has indicated that anyone who is compliant with ANSI/ASSE Z359 (fall protection/arrest) and ANSI/ASSE Z490 (OSH training) will meet the definition of qualified in the agency's Walking and Working Surfaces rule.

ISO 45001 Enters Final Draft Stage

Monday, October 30, 2017
ISO has confirmed a provisional publication date of Nov. 27 for the final draft international standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001. This is the final hurdle for the long-awaited international standard. If all goes as expected, the final standard will likely be published in the first half of 2018.
1024px-Robot_worker

NIOSH Center to Research Occupational Robotics

Friday, October 20, 2017
Technology advancements are introducing more robots to mainstream workplaces. However, few studies have assessed the benefits and risks of having/using robots in the workplace. To address that need, NIOSH has launched the Center for Occupational Robotics Research, where researchers will analyze potential benefits and risks of robotic workers and develop safety guidelines for safe interactions with [...]
HouseFire_GettyImages-139264545

Is Your Family Fire Safety Plan in Place?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
In a fire, every second counts. Preparing for a fire emergency is important, even if you don’t expect it will happen to you. A guest post from Werner's Chris Filardi offers four questions to help you assess your family's readiness for a fire emergency.
Top10_000012932362XSmall

OSHA Top 10 Remains Familiar

Friday, September 29, 2017
On Sept. 26, 2017, OSHA announced its preliminary list (as of Sept. 5, 2017) of the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the 2017 fiscal year. Topping the list again this year are fall protection (1), hazard communication (2) and scaffolding (3).

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