G2 is pleased to be co-sponsoring the 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Law Seminar and Networking Party coming up this next week in Seattle! This event will have fantastic panel speakers including Ryan D. Harris from Vial Fotheringham LLP, Anthony L. Rafel from Rafel Law Group PLLC and moderators Elizabeth D. Wright and Betsy A. Gillaspy, along with many more. Held March 19 from 3:30pm-7:00pm at the Hilton in Seattle, the event qualifies for 2 MCLE credit hours (WA and OR). ...Read more
January is National Radon Action Month, so now is the time to get informed and take some action! After smoking, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is called "the silent killer," and a little information goes a long way in making sure you stay safe in the home or workplace. Find the EPA's A Citizen's Guide to Radon here. Check out Earth Gauge and their concise overview here. Glance at this free handout on radon that answers some common ...Read more
On September 16, OSHA revealed the top 10 most-cited violations for FY 2014. It was no surprise that fall protection, once again, made the top of the list. This continues to be a concern in the workplace although the standards are clearly delineated by OSHA as to what constitutes adequate fall protection. See the info graphic below from Creative Safety Supply for the basics of fall protection at a glance. Although this is a huge issue, the solutions are actually quite simple. ...Read more
Noise. It is one of the most common health concerns in the workplace. Fortunately, this concern can be handled proactively in a number of different ways. If you are looking for downloadable resources or the basic facts, the CDC and OSHA have everything you need at your fingertips. For a quick visual on hearing loss prevention in the workplace, see the helpful info graphic below from whitenoisedirect.com. G2 is pleased to offer noise assessments, whether you are needing personal dosimetry, octave band analysis ...Read more
Summer is a natural time to talk about heat stress, but it’s important to remember that many jobs have the potential to induce heat stress all year around. Staying informed and staying aware goes a long way towards heading off potential issues.
For a brief overview on developing an acclimatization plan, take a look at this great infographic from the CDC.
Also, this brief video from Randstad gives a great overview on the specifics of heat stress and how to respond if you ...Read more
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Fall protection is a crucial component of job site safety, as evidenced by the story below: (Salem) – The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has fined a construction company $52,500 for repeatedly not protecting its employees from falls. The fine was the result of an inspection based on four serious repeat violations.
The company has been cited a total of six times since December 2012 for a lack of fall protection. Additionally, Oregon OSHA fined the company $1,350 on Aug. ...Read more