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Risk Management: Should First Line Supervisors Conduct Accident Investigations?

Its Saturday night of a three day weekend (the kind where people go away), an accident happens and someone was hurt.  Who are you going to get to investigate?  If the person is seriously injured, who are you going to … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – Whoops, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

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Joe is a laborer sweeping and cleaning up on the fifteenth floor of a new building under construction.  He is wearing a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) harness and is tied off to the cable the super told him to.  … Continue reading

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Water, Rest, and Shade – Precautions for Working during Heat Advisories

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Today in NYC, NOAA National Weather Service posted another heat advisory.  A heat advisory is issued when the combination of temperature and humidity exceeds or is predicted to exceed 105° F for more than two days. Hot weather will affect … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock – What To Do When OSHA Shows Up

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When OSHA shows up at your facility or worksite, it can be a very daunting experience.  But, it should not be a frightening experience.  The question is “what do you do?”  Obviously denying OSHA entrance is not the wisest choice.  … Continue reading

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3D Safety Plan – Star of NYCDOB Build Safe/Life Safe Conference

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Monday, April 23, was the start of NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) eighth annual safety week.  And the kick off event was a daylong conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.  The DOB did an excellent job of … Continue reading

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NYC Crane Accidents – A Pattern? Maybe, but not what you think.

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Monday is the start of NYC’s annual Department of Buildings (DOB) Construction Safety Week. This year’s theme is Build Safe / Live Safe.  After last year’s great safety numbers – construction-related accidents and injuries declined for the second consecutive year; … Continue reading

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Carbon monoxide – the silent killer

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Carbon monoxide (CO), the silent killer, doesn’t need to be one. CO is a colorless and odorless gas that kills because it is toxic to humans in concentrations over 100 ppm. That is less that 1/100th of 1%. And it … Continue reading

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