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Monthly archive for April 2017

Work Safely with Silica – a website we recommend you check out!

Work Safety With Silica is your one-stop spot for information on how to prevent a silica hazard and protect workers. We recommend this as a place where contractors can create a Site-Specific plan for silica exposure, gain information on how to recognize the hazard, and understand the risk factors. The website was created by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, an international leader in applied research and training for the construction industry. Click here to visit the well-informative website.          

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April’s Unsafe Photos

Our monthly installment of unsafe photos are below. Enjoy, but use these photos as a guide of what NOT to do!  

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Online Training Trivia Game

One of our Managers attended a training event this week and learned about a FREE online trivia game that instructors can use during their classes.  The game is called “Kahoot!” and it allows the instructor to create a set of multiple choice questions that can be answered by students in the class.  The game awards points for correct answers (more points for quicker answers) and displays a Leader Board after each question.  This can help build interaction, assessment, and competition into your classes!  The only catch is that each student will need to log into the website independently with a computer or smart phone.  To create a trivia game using “Kahoot!” click here.  Students will need to click here to login and play.  We hope you find this tool useful!  

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Enforcement of Silica Standard Delayed

On April 6, 2017 OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of their new Silica Standard as it applies to construction.  OSHA is saying the reason for this delay is to allow them more time to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials for employers.  Enforcement for this standard was initially set to begin June 23, 2017 but is now scheduled for September 23, 2017.  Some of the employer organizations that have been actively challenging this new standard are continuing to push for the standard to be significantly revised or revoked.  Meanwhile, OSHA is encouraging employers to continue with their efforts to be in full compliance with the standard by September.  We will keep you posted as more detail unfolds.

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