“Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”

  Video Above: Manure pit deadly to 3 on farm in Maryland in 2012 "Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths in Idaho" It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy in Boise, Idaho. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and ice … Continue reading “Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”

“Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.) Check out the infographic to learn the essentials of the new rule and what you need to do to comply. Confined Spaces in Construction: What Employers Need … Continue reading “Confined Spaces in Construction” – “What Employers Need To Know”

Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

From labeling to atmospheric hazards to training, compliance with OSHA's confined space standard has proven to be a breeding ground for misunderstanding. John Rekus - EHS Today Much of the "popular" information circulating about confined spaces is simply wrong. Confined spaces don't have to be labeled. Oxygen levels of 19.5 percent aren't necessarily "safe" for … Continue reading Confined Spaces: Myths, Magic, Urban Legends and the Facts

What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?

The biggest rulemaking action OSHA plans to accomplish in the coming year is issuing a final rule on construction confined space safety. The general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.146, has never been extended to construction because construction sites are unique and their hazards change, but the agency has been working on a construction rule for … Continue reading What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?

Confined Space Rule for Construction Is Near Completion

OSHA is readying its confined space in construction final rule, but no publication date is yet known. Potential Impact: OSHA has said the standard, which has been in development since 2003, would reduce confined space fatalities by 90 percent. By Stephen Lee DENVER--The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final rule on confined spaces in construction … Continue reading Confined Space Rule for Construction Is Near Completion

NFPA Launches a New Effort to Spread the Word on Safe Work Practices for Confined Spaces

NFPA Journal®, March/April 2012 By Guy Colonna Every year, nearly 100 people across the country die in what are known as “confined spaces.” These are areas that can be dangerous because they possess limited means for entry and exit, have unfavorable natural ventilation that can contribute to the creation and buildup of atmospheric hazards, and are … Continue reading NFPA Launches a New Effort to Spread the Word on Safe Work Practices for Confined Spaces

Confined Space Safety Training

  Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground … Continue reading Confined Space Safety Training

ASSE Announces Revised Confined Space Safety Standard

Aug 13, 2009 10:32 AM, by Laura Walter - EHS Today The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the approval of the newly revised American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASSE Z117.1-2009 Standard, Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces, to protect workers who enter, exit or work in confined spaces. The voluntary consensus standard, which was … Continue reading ASSE Announces Revised Confined Space Safety Standard