Do you work with natural or engineered stone, concrete or mortar? Prevent Lung Disease with Silica Training!

The facts are clear: Respirable crystalline silica exposure causes silicosis, a disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease. In 2019, the CDC reported on this disease being found in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers in four states. In addition to countertop fabricators, silica exposure is high in any contractor who works cutting, grinding, drilling or crushing stone, rock, concrete, mortar, brick or ceramic products. It’s essential for employers to offer Silica Safety Training to any worker who works with [...]

2022-06-27T09:23:01-04:00June 27th, 2022|OSHA NEWS|

LeadSmart is Now Your Red Cross Authorized Training Provider

A nail goes into a hand. A beam hits a contractor in the back and knocks the wind out of him. One false step and someone falls off a roof. Contractors know that every day might be the day. So, how do you prepare? It’s human nature to say, “It won’t happen to me,” or “My job is safe.” But, are you really prepared? Did you know OSHA requires that an employer must ensure prompt first aid [...]

2022-04-27T13:00:17-04:00April 26th, 2022|OSHA NEWS|

On Demand Safety Training

There’s a new way to train your crew to be safe on the job, and we think you’re going to like it -- a lot. It means no loss of production time, less cost and a solid chance your crew will retain the information and change unsafe behaviors. Our On Demand Safety Training offers: Short, informative videos -- one safety topic at a time -- sent directly to workers and supervisors three times each month. They can [...]

2021-01-22T10:13:30-04:00January 22nd, 2021|LEAD PAINT NEWS, OSHA NEWS|

From the Desk of Peter

"Can you take a call" Sue asked with the phone in her hand – "he really wants to speak with you." I felt my mind race with possibilities – the next few minutes brought me to my knees. “I am sorry to bother you, but you need to hear this --- I have been attending your classes now for over six years. Last year I listened to something you have said repeatedly during your silica talk about [...]

MA Municipalities Must Now Protect Their Workers to OSHA Standards

BREAKING NEWS!! Ever drive by a road repair and see workers in a trench without any protection and say “OSHA WOULD BE ON MY SITE IN A MINUTE IF I DID THAT!!” Thanks to Governor Baker, as of February 1, 2019, all municipalities must train and protect their workers just like you are required on your jobsites. Baker signed the law (Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2018) on March 9, 2018 and will go into effect [...]

2019-01-18T11:52:57-04:00January 18th, 2019|OSHA NEWS|

OSHA Fines Are on the Rise for the First Time in 25 Years

On November 2, 2015, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Why should you care? Well, besides keeping our country running, contained in this piece of legislation is a provision that requires OSHA to adjust their “civil money penalties.” That adjustment is to be based on inflation. All penalties proposed or assessed after August 1, 2016 will be impacted. OSHA fines are going up, folks. The Department of Labor will be publishing an Interim Final Rule [...]

2016-05-24T09:19:56-04:00May 24th, 2016|OSHA NEWS|

Who Needs New Year’s Resolutions?

Most of us do the same thing on New Year’s — Make resolutions we don’t keep: Lose weight Eat more vegetables Get organized Sound familiar? And yet, these resolutions are important. If they weren’t, we wouldn’t waste time even thinking about them. So, we set up the goals even if we aren’t sure we can reach them because, as we all know, there are only so many hours in a day. You know another goal that’s important? [...]

2016-01-26T10:43:13-04:00January 26th, 2016|OSHA NEWS|

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard & The Right To Know

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was written to give workers the right to know about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It has since been expanded to ensure workers have access to information about these hazards, establishing a “right to understand.” The HCS requires that: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers; [...]

2015-10-21T00:58:44-04:00October 6th, 2015|HazCom, OSHA NEWS|

Can We Get Back to Work Now???

Holidays in the mirror, WHERE ARE YOU HEADED? Ben Franklin once said "Fish and visitors smell in three days" I truly hope you found quality time away from your office, clients and projects to rest, re-charge and re-focus, and enjoy family and friends who hopefully did not stay too long. With your needs in mind, we have been busy planning for the new year and have some exciting introductions. Today we are announcing our online safety training [...]

2015-09-29T21:05:49-04:00January 2nd, 2015|CSL NEWS, LEAD PAINT NEWS, OSHA NEWS|

Online Safety Classes Won’t Replace Live Instructors & Classrooms

Online Safety training -- it seems perfect. It usually costs less, you won’t miss a day on the job and, assuming you have a computer to use, you can take your class anywhere. Why even consider the old-fashioned way of sitting in a class with an instructor? If you haven’t already, you might want to try an online class. Google a topic you want to learn about and start simple, maybe one to three hours. It will [...]

2015-09-29T21:34:24-04:00July 11th, 2014|CSL NEWS, LEAD PAINT NEWS, OSHA NEWS|