National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

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This week is OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week. What’s that? It’s a week where we give special focus to fall hazards and fall prevention, raising awareness for this leading cause of death among construction workers. Through education and dedication, we can help prevent injuries and fatalities in our industry caused by falls.

OSHA’s website has great resources on how to your company and employees can take part this week in a Safety Stand-Down – defined as a “voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety.” There are videos to watch, posters you can download and print (Spanish and English), and lists of events in many areas of the country.

WCSA, the Cheyenne Roofing Alliance, the Wyoming Montana Safety Council, and Wyoming OSHA are jointly hosting an awesome event for National Safety Stand-Down this Friday, May 11th! The stand-down will be held at the Wyoming Montana Safety Council located at 1002 S. Greeley Hwy, Cheyenne, WY 82007. Scheduled events include:

  • OSHA #7405 class (English): 7am – noon
  • OSHA #7405 class (Spanish): 7am – noon
  • Appearance by Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr: 9am – 9:30am
  • 3M Fall Protection Truck On-Site: 11am – noon
  • Lunch / Stand-Down Discussion / Remembrance of Those Lost: noon – 1pm
  • OSHA #7405 class (English): 1pm – 6pm
  • Vendor Booths and Raffle Prizes throughout Day

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

7405 Fall Hazard Awareness Classes

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week is coming soon – May 7 -11! Recognize the importance of fall protection by taking advantage of the free 7405 Fall Hazard Awareness class taking place at the Wyoming Montana Safety Council in Cheyenne on May 11th! This class includes continuing education credits and will be taught in English and Spanish.

There is limited space available, so be sure to sign up your team members as soon as possible! We have 40 seats open in each English class and 25 seats open in the Spanish class. We’d like to see all three classes full!

Click here to register!

La Retirada de Seguridad Nacional para Prevenir Caídas en la Construcción llega pronto, del 7 al 11 de Mayo! Únase a esta importante movimiento reconociendo la importancia de la protección contra caídas durante la clase 7405-Reconociendo los Peligros de Caídas la cual se llevara a cabo en el salón de Wyoming Montana Safety Council en Cheyenne el 11 de Mayo! La clase es GRATIS e incluye créditos de educación continua y se ofrecerá en inglés y español!

Espacio es limitado. Reserve su asiento lo más pronto posible! Existen 40 asientos para cada clase de Ingles y 25 para la de español. Las quisiéramos ver todas llenas!

Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

OSHA Announces 30-Day Enforcement Policy for the Silica Standard in Construction

On Tuesday, September 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators announcing how the Agency will handle enforcement of the new silica standard for the construction industry, which took effect on September 23, 2017.

The memorandum states that during the first 30 days of enforcement OSHA will not issue citations to contractors who are putting forth good faith efforts in their attempt to comply with the requirements of the new standard. For those contractors attempting to comply, OSHA will offer compliance assistance and outreach with a focus on full and proper implementation of the controls listed in Table 1. However, if during an inspection it appears that a contractor is not making any effort to comply with the requirements of the silica standard, OSHA’s inspection will include air monitoring for exposures and the contractors may also be considered for citations. During this time period, any proposed citations are required to be reviewed by the National Office.

The memorandum also notes that OSHA has developed interim inspection and citation guidance to be released prior to the termination of the memorandum and that a compliance directive will be issued at a later date. AGC encourages contractors who have operations in State Plans and are covered by the silica standard to contact their Administrators to find out if the September 20 memorandum will be acknowledged.