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This is why we PREPARE for the WORST and HOPE for the BEST even in our training evolutions. When we are playing with LIVE FIRE - ANYTHING can happen; this week's video shows us how quickly that ANYTHING can go WRONG.
One of the MOST CRITICAL steps in LOTO is the VERIFICATION of a ZERO ENERGY STATE (ZES) and unfortunately, it is often times overlooked! This week's photo shows us just why it is imperative that we VERIFY ZES BEFORE starting work. Mechanical isolation devices FAIL - don't let it be a deadly mistake!
In preparing a client for the upcoming Walking and Working Surfaces training and other requirements, I have developed a series of powerpoint presentations that cover:
As we know, OSHA has now updated their standards with the following NEW WWS Standards. As a safety pro, when trying to understand ALL the new requirements I like to take the standard(s) and "tier" them so as to make clear what and when a requirement applies. I am posting these (links below) for others that may find this helpful. I did NOT do 1910.24 - Step bolts and manhole steps, 1910.26 - Dockboard, or 1910.27 - Scaffolds and rope descent systems.
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In OSHA's fiscal year, October 2015 through September 2016, there were 14 General Industry standards that resulted in citations of $1,000,000 or more. Here's a breakdown of these 12 standards:
Here is a look at OSHA's HAZWOPER compliance activity in 2016 (October 2015 - September 2016). As you can see, OSHA did 34 HAZWOPER inspections and issued 66 citations for a total of $376,780 in fines. This is the SETTLED amount and NOT the initial citations. Here is a quick breakdown of activity:
The final rule includes a number of revisions to the existing general industry standards. These changes and new requirements include:
At my facility, if the worst-case release scenarios for regulated toxic substances and the worst-case scenario for regulated flammable substances involve the same process, must I analyze both?