Those of you who are in residential construction noted that when they updated the confined space entry standard a while back, it included residential construction. This industry had been somewhat overlooked by OSHA in the past. They have updated some of their materials to be more clear as to what is expected.
I had a request for CalOSHA Stuff, so I looked around and sure enough – there is a good amount. For Non-California viewers and international types (you know who you are) – The USA has the federal OSHA, but the states can opt out of the federal OSHA plan as long as their regulations are as strong, or stronger, than the federal OSHA. Hence, this stuff is at least as good as what OSHA requires.
No really – this is from North Carolina OSHA. A huge amount of safety programs covering nearly everything. This time I don’t expect you to download everything – just as much as you really need. Have fun.
Traffic from the UK was heavy and I received several comments like, “Good materials, but we will have to adapt them to the UK.” Well, seeing as the traffic was heavy, and this all about the safety of workers on the job, I did a little bit of looking and found where the Queen hides her safety materials. At least some of them. So here they are. Not all, obviously, but, a basic selection. Now that I have raided her coffers, I will add more in the future. If people across the pond know of more good materials, feel free to forward and I will post.
For those in the USA and elsewhere – regulations from the UK are normally at, or above what the USA requires. So instead of doing ‘the minimum,’ why not give this a look see? It won’t kill you (no pun).
Some surprisingly good programs. These are designed to explain the issue and then set up controls. Great if you need to ‘sell’ a program to a client or management. Easy to follow, with support documents included. From the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.
Texas Department of Insurance has a very large selection of free safety materials (who knew?). Many are in English and Spanish. I have downloaded and attached 5 complete programs on the subjects you see below.