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Confined Space in Construction Standards

safetyOn August 3rd, 2015, OSHA’s new Confined Space in Construction standard became effective.  Under 29 CFR 1926.Subpart AA, there are significant changes that help ensure multi-employer worksites have more thoroughly planned for, and implemented, tactics to conduct safe permit-required confined space entries.  Some key changes include: (more…)

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McKenney’s Cold Stress Prevention

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold water immersion, exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. (more…)

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