Portable Ladders

Portable Ladders

OSHA says, the employer must ensure: 1910.23(c)(7) Ladders placed in locations such as passageways, doorways, or driveways where they can be displaced by other activities or traffic: 1910.23(c)(7)(i) Are secured to prevent accidental displacement; or 1910.23(c)(7)(ii) Are guarded by a temporary barricade, such as a row of traffic cones or … Continue reading

Safety Picture of the Month

Safety picture for the month of October. This shows confusing exit/not-an-exit signage. 1910.37(b)(4) – Means of Egress If the direction of travel to the exit or exit discharge is not immediately apparent, signs must be posted along the exit access indicating the direction of travel to the nearest exit and … Continue reading

NIOSH to Provide Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis

NIOSH to Provide Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis

Starting Sunday, April 20, 2014 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will begin to provide  free confidential screenings to coal miners in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Utah and Southern Colorado. These screenings are intended to provide early detection of  coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or Black Lung. … Continue reading