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COVID Emergency Temporary Standard

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COVID Emergency Temporary Standard

The release of the long awaited COVID Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA was presented to the public last week. The 500 page document discusses the parameters of the standard. The link to the document is below. https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-23643.pdf Continue Reading

11/11/2021


OSHA Form 301 Injuries and Illnesses Incident Report

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OSHA Form 301 Injuries and Illnesses Incident Report

This Injury and Illness Incident Report is one of the first forms you must fill out when a recordable work related injury or illness has occurred. Together with the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and the accompanying Summary, these forms help the employer and OSHA develop a picture of... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

This is a summary log of all work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at your place of business for a specific year. Such events include work related deaths, injuries, and illnesses other than minor injuries that require only first aid treatment and that do not involve medical treatment,... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


SMCA Safety Short - Safety Harness Pre-Use Inspection

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SMCA Safety Short - Safety Harness Pre-Use Inspection

Inspecting your fall protection safety harness before each use. Continue Reading

09/1/2021


NEP Amputation Outreach

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NEP Amputation Outreach

SMCA Presentation's Personal Meeting Room During this webinar presented by OSHA Philadelphia representatives Jim Touey and Jim Harrity, we review the National Emphasis Program on Amputations. Watch Video View the slideshow presentation Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Eye Protection

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Eye Protection

Not all hazards to your eye are apparent. Accidents occur daily that could be avoided with the proper selection, use and availability of approved eye protection. Depending on the job, you may need goggles, an eye shield, facemask, safety glasses or a combination of protection. Select the proper... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Lift Safety

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Lift Safety

Fabricated frame scaffolds, mobile scaffolds and scissor lifts are valuable tools of the sheet metal industry, but they present many safety concerns for our workforce. Hazard awareness and safety planning can alleviate much of the exposure to danger associated with work on scaffolds and lifts.... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Heating Systems Inspections

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Heating Systems Inspections

During cold weather months, you'll be using your heating systems at the shop and the job sites. All heaters that burn fuel can leak deadly carbon monoxide. These fuels include natural gas, kerosene, oil, and propane. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that furnaces, heaters,... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Handling & Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders

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Handling & Storage of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed gas cylinders, whether containing 'air', oxygen or acetylene, can all be a safety hazard if not handled with care. First, are all cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the gas contained? Cylinders should always be considered full and handled accordingly. Handling cylinders is a... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Scaffolding Awareness

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Scaffolding Awareness

Many times scaffolds are taken for granted. Someone else may have set them up, they have been at the site for a while or the mobile scaffolds are "always there", plus there are many different types of scaffolds. So training in safety on scaffolding is sometimes overlooked. Before employees begin... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Safety in Welding

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Safety in Welding

Safety in welding is an often-overlooked topic when preparing your safety training. However, it is important for the most experienced welder to be reminded of safety procedures that are invaluable to his safety, coworkers and to the company when working with oxygen and acetylene. There are many... Continue Reading

09/1/2021


Quick Tips: Avoiding Heat Related Illnesses

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Quick Tips: Avoiding Heat Related Illnesses

Summer and hot weather can add another safety concern. Heat related illnesses and injuries can affect you whether in the shop or on the jobsite. Expert from the National Institute for Occupational Safety, OSHA, and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists recommend drinking... Continue Reading

09/1/2021