The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Tenth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1926.501) Fall Protection-General Requirements and this unfortunately still #1 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. In fact, falls have been the number 1 cited violation since 2011 and shows no sign of loosening its grip on that distinction.  This is very frustrating since falls can be stopped with the use… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Tenth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Ninth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1910.1200) Hazard Communication #2 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019 Santa admits that he’s been so busy running the family business that he has not always kept up with changes.  He was very surprised to find out that his old MSDS book was incredibly out of date.  Back in 2012,… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Ninth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eighth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1926.451) Scaffolding which is severe making it #3 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Think of scaffolding as another way to keep you from falling.  It gives you a stable platform to work on at several stories high if needed.  You can surround your project with scaffolding and work on… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eighth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Seventh Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1910.147) Lockout/Tagout and this is serious enough to be #4 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Lockout/Tagout or LOTO as it’s also known as is a pretty important safety feature that prevents unexpected operation of a piece of equipment while you are working on it.  You see the scene played… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Seventh Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Sixth Day

  Santa received a notice of violation(1910.134) Respiratory Protection and this is #5 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Your lungs bring fresh oxygen to your brain, organs, and tissues via the circulatory system and then expel carbon dioxide with every breath you take.  When O2 levels are where they should be, your body functions… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Sixth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fifth Day

  Santa received a notice of violation(1926.1053) Ladders which is #6 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. It’s looking more hopeful at the Northpole as Santa’s team spent the weekend getting all the elves caught up on much-needed training and important upgrades of equipment to fix the first four OSHA violations.  Today we work with… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fifth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fourth Day

Santa received a notice of violation( 1910.178) Powered Industrial Trucks.  This is listed as #7 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. We must be on the right track because we haven’t seen or heard from the grinch since we began this series.  As mentioned yesterday, training is the most critical part of safety.  I can’t… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fourth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Third Day

  Santa received a notice of violation( 1926.503) Fall Protection – Training Requirements.  This happens to be #8 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. It appears we’re on a roll solving the issues at Santa’s Northpole workshop so let’s keep the momentum going.  Training is the most critical part of safety.  Without it, you may… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Third Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Second Day

  Santa received a notice of violation( 1910.212) Machine Guarding. This is #9 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. After solving the PPE issue yesterday, let’s take a look at machine guarding.  As we had mentioned yesterday, machinery is extraordinary and can be challenging yet quite rewarding to operate and maintain.  Some professional operators have… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Second Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the First Day

Santa received a notice of violation( 1926.102) lack of PPE – Eye and Face Protection. This is #10 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. The industrial revolution provided us with many great inventions of machinery.  Machinery is great because it helps to do the jobs of drilling, sanding, polishing, cutting, shaping, bending a lot easier… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the First Day