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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:00

Identifying Confined Spaces in Construction

This is a great video regarding identifying confined spaces in construction. Where most companies fail is having he appropriate competent person when dealing with confined spaces. Remember a "Competent Person" has these specific traits:

  1. They have the ability to identify existing and predictable hazards in the workplace.
  2. They also have the authority to abate or remediate these hazards.

Once again OSHA has announced its top most-frequently cited violations for 2014.

As usual, fall protection and forklifts make the top 10.

Training in both of these subjects could prevent quite a few of these citations and most importantly keep your employees safe. Take a look at the link below:

Safety+Health magazine: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/11136-osha-announces-top-10-most-cited-violations-for-2014