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Formetco’s Jim Poage on OSHA Record Keeping

Insider had previously posted a video by Formetco’s Director of Safety Jim Poage on OSHA’s 1,200 page fall safety rule revision which took effect January 17, 2017. Jim has been working on other videos, called Safety Talks, dealing with the the many aspects of OSHA rules.  Below is a 5 minute Safety Talk on OSHA record keeping.   Paid Advertisement

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OAAA Asks Feds to Clarify New OSHA Rule

  By Ken Klein, Executive Vice President, Outdoor Advertising Association of America A new federal rule affecting billboard climbers took effect January 17, 2017. As an immediate step on behalf of the billboard industry, OAAA asked the US Department of Labor to clarify key parts of the complex new rule. On January 19, OAAA sent a request for “formal interpretation” of key points (click here for the OAAA letter). Billboard managers responsible for operations and safety told OAAA they want clarification on: […]

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Formetco’s Poage on OSHA Fall Safety Rules

OSHA’s 1,200 page fall safety rule revision took effect January 17, 2017.  We’ve posted a detailed OAAA analysis of the rule.  Here’s Formetco’s Director of Safety Jim Poage summarizing the key aspects of the rule. What does the new rule say The new ruling says that any time that you’re climbing a fixed ladder that is 24 feet above grade or above a lower level that you could fall to and hit you have to have some type of fall […]

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What you need to know about OSHA’s new rule

  By Myron Laible, OAAA WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 17) — As the Obama Administration winds down, its Department of Labor issued a new safety rule for general industry walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection, including billboards. Summary The new rule phases out an existing exemption for workers climbing on billboard structures.  Federal regulators issued the exemption in 1993 (then called the “Gannett exemption”) based on the industry’s safety record.  Under the exemption, outdoor advertising employers are required to install fall […]

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OSHA Accident Reporting

Noone wants to have employees hurt on the job.  But if something happens you don’t want to make matters worse by failing to report an accident to OSHA.  In March 2015 OSHA changed reporting rules.   Failure to report an accident in a timely manner could result in a $12,471 fine for a first time violation and a $124,709 fine for a repeat violation.  Here are rules for reporting to OSHA if one of your outdoor advertising employees is hurt […]

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