The updated compliance assistance resources include:
– Frequently asked questions for the operator certification provisions of its cranes and derricks in construction standard;
– An infographic published in English and Spanish by the Center for Construction Research and Training on working safely in trenches; and
– A hazard alert on ground disturbance in U.S. onshore upstream oil and gas construction and maintenance activities, which highlights best practices for operators, excavators and line locators.
Winter Weather Safety
OSHA has also partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on a public education effort aimed at improving the way people prepare for and respond to severe weather, according to the OSHA website. The winter weather safety materials provided by OSHA include a multi-page document and pamphlet on snow removal safety and a detailed list of precautions for avoiding various winter weather-related hazards.
ABC members can visit the OSHA website for more information on the compliance assistance materialslisted above and the winter weather safety materials.