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Company Avoids Lawsuit Although Cited by OSHA

Most would think that if a company violates an OSHA regulation which results in a worker fatality, that it would set them up for a slam-dunk lawsuit.  However, in a recent tort case that involved a painting company who was cited by OSHA for not providing adequate fall protection for an employee who fell to their death, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defending company.  They felt that although the company did violate OSHA requirements, there was not enough evidence proving that the company INTENTIONALLY wanted to cause harm to the employee.  Click here to read more detail about this case and the courts decision.

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Confined Space Standard

OSHA has decided to temporarily delay the enforcement of their new Confined Space standard for the construction industry.  The rule still becomes effective on August 3, 2015 but it will not be enforced until October 2, 2015.  The did this to allow employers more time to understand the new requirements and implement changes necessary for compliance.  As a side note, state plan agencies (like Indiana OSHA) will likely delay their enforcement another 60-days.  Click here to access details about the delay.  Click here for access to the new standard and other useful materials.

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Barge Crane Collapse Caught on Video!

Two barge cranes that were being used to restore a bridge in the Netherlands collapsed and crushed nearby houses on August 3, 2015.  Amateur video caught the incident on tape.  Click here to view the video and access interviews and pictures from the incident.  This is good material to use for crane safety training!

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OSHA’s Publishes Revised Training Guide

Are you fully compliant with all of OSHA’s training requirements?  OSHA has posted a fully updated version of their training guide to help employers, safety professionals, training directors, and others identify and implement required training.  Click here to access a copy of this guide.              

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Great Video on Golden Gate Bridge Safety

Below is a short video documentary on some of the earliest safety precautions taken in the US when the Golden Gate Bridge was being built.  It’s good to use during fall protection training.

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RMS Safety Sponsors Noblesville Youth Baseball!

RMS is a proud sponsor of Noblesville youth baseball again this season.

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New OSHA Fatal Fact Sheet for Confined Space

OSHA just published their twelfth “Fatal Facts” sheet for 2015 and it’s on an asphyxiation fatality that occurred in a sewer manhole.  These publications are great to use as training tools.  If your employees enter manholes, you might want to check this one out.  Click here to access it.  

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Stats Don’t Drive Safety…Caring People Do

By: John Lindenschmidt, CSP, ALCM, President, RMS Safety Click Here to Review.

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Funny Safety Skit

Below is a funny safety skit that you can use as an opener for your next safety meeting.  

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Demonstration Ideas for PPE Training

Are your employees tired of “death by PowerPoint”?  Need some new ideas for spicing up your safety training?  Watch below to get some ideas for some demonstrations that you can use during your next PPE training session.  

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