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New! OSHA REP Directive for New England Tree and Landscaping Companies

Tree care and landscaping companies in New England, please take note, especially those using cranes to do treework. On August 4, 2021, OSHA came out with their first-ever Regional Emphasis Program (REP) directive for New England. You can read the entire directive from OSHA here. How does this affect people in the Tree Industry? OSHA is on a …

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West Virginia Update: Crane Licensing Requirement Changes

Effective as of June 16th, the old West Virginia Crane Operator Certification Requirement is no more. Anyone who received a certification from West Virginia this year should know that it will expire as of January 1, 2022. Moving forward, crane operators should be trained, licensed, and qualified per OSHA Subpart CC (§1926.1427). The nationally accredited …

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July 2021 Accidents Report

Operator training and equipment inspections are key to preventing job-site accidents.  Sign up for training or schedule your next inspection. But first, read on for the July 2021 accidents list. Fatal tower crane incident in Canada 5 people have now sadly died as a result of this accident. Click here to read the article and view videos. …

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July 2021 Industry Resources

We found these articles around the internet to share with you for our July 2021 Industry Resources. OSHA schedules Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting The article links to where you can submit comments for the meeting, to be held August 11, 2021 Click here to read the article. Marijuana Affects Fleets’ Ability …

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OSHA News Release – NYC

The following is a reprint from the Department of Labor website. Make sure your employees are trained in fall protection, like with our Fall Protection for Construction course. OSHA CITES BRONX CONTRACTOR AFTER 21-YEAR-OLD LABORER ERECTING SCAFFOLDING SUFFERS DEADLY FALL AT BROOKLYN BUILDING PROJECT Investigation finds worker’s fall arrest harness was not tethered as required. …

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June 2021 Accidents Report

Operator training and equipment inspections can help prevent so many job-site accidents.  Sign up for training or schedule your next inspection. But first, read on for the June 2021 accidents list. Telehandler tandem lift failure No one was hurt in this accident in Germany. Click here to read the article. Rail lift/crane collision The report from Network …

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FY22 Safety Training Grant Application – Commonwealth of Massachusetts

We received word about this exciting funding source from the Massachusetts Office of Safety, Department of Industrial Accidents and wanted to share it with all of you. The application is available at the end of the reprinted article. What does this grant provide?A. The primary purpose of this Safety Grant is designed to fund programs …

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