Proper Inspection Checklist: Donning and DoffingAn estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect against environments with inadequate oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases and sprays. They can also protect hospital personnel against infectious diseases or airborne germs.
Not only is it important to comply with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, but it is also important to ensure that Respirators are in good shape and effective working condition. LEARN MORE >
Guideline for Inspecting Portable Fire ExtinguishersOSHA 29 CFR 1910,157 is very specific regarding placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for the use of employees. LEARN MORE >
Employer Guidelines for Purchasing PPEMost small businesses have tight budgets. Knowing where dollars must be allocated helps maintain a strong bottom line. Some areas of employer responsibility remain grey, such as who is responsible for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required on the job—the employer or the employee? LEARN MORE >
Ten Things Needed in a SSHASPSite Specific Health and Safety Plans are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and requested by Construction Managers, Property Owners, Developers, and General Contractors.
Writing a plan that meets the regulatory requirements and is approved by the owner of the project can be a daunting task. Emilcott’s ebook can guide you through the process. LEARN MORE >