The Finish Line? OSHA’s Confined Space Rule For Construction

  22 years ago, OSHA made a promise.  OSHA issued a final rule in 1993 on confined space for general industry workers. However, this rule did not extend to the construction industry. Now, at last, it looks like the Confined Spaces in Construction rule may be issued this year. The White House Office of Information and Regulatory […]

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Tag, You’re It: The Components of Lockout/Tagout

It’s no secret how critical lockout/tagout (LOTO) is to a robust safety program. According to OSHA, compliance with the standard “prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year.” LOTO is officially known as hazardous energy control. According to Jimi Michalscheck from Occupational Health & Safety, it is “a term used to describe the process […]

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