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OSHA Issues Fact Sheets on Crystalline Silica

OSHA recently published seven new educational resources to help employers control exposure to respirable crystalline silica at construction sites. 
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Contractors Required to Post Injury and Illness Log Summaries

ABC is reminding its contractor member firms that OSHA 300A log summaries must be posted in a conspicuous spot on all construction sites Feb. 1 through April 20. 
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ABC Welcomes Two New Business Partners: Orr Safety and Airgas

ABC members now can take advantage of discounts from two of the nation’s leading vendors for safety equipment through ABC SafetyDirect, a unique construction industry “marketplace” that offers one-stop shopping for safety equipment, products and services.
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CNA Hosts Free Incident Investigation Webinar

CNA will hold a free webinar Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for ABC members only on incident investigation in the workplace. Gary Murral, CNA’s EPL risk control director, will help members identify underlying causes that may lead to an unexpected event and will define the steps used to complete effective investigations.
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Register Today for ABC’s Safety Excellence Academy at BizCon

ABC will be hosting a two-day STEP Plus Safety Excellence Academy during BizCon, Feb. 19-20. This in-depth course on safety culture and mindset will be presented by leaders who are both contractors and owners, and will establish the path for achieving world-class safety performance
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OSHA Agenda Lists Actions on I2P2, Confined Spaces and Silica

In its regulatory agenda released Dec. 21, 2012, OSHA listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2), confined spaces in construction and crystalline silica exposure limits for 2013.
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2013 STEP Applications Now Available

The 2013 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed out to all ABC chapters and contractor members. 
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CNA Offers Information on Safe Winter Driving

As part of their Risk Control Loss Leader Awareness Program, ABC’s strategic safety partner CNA is offering ABC members resources on how to stay safe while driving in the winter. 
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OSHA Asks for Information to Update Construction Standards

The OSHA Dec. 6 issued a Request for Information as part of the fourth phase of its Standards Improvement Project (SIP-IV), which is meant to revise or remove standards that are confusing, outdated or duplicate, or are inconsistent with other standards. 
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Register Now for the Free STEP Plus Train the Trainer Course

ABC will be hosting a STEP Plus Safety Excellence Academy “Train-the-Trainer” Course, Jan. 9-11 in the National office in Arlington, Va. Owners of ABC member companies, safety professionals and chapter safety staff are encouraged to apply to become one of a select number of Authorized STEP Plus Safety Academy trainers that conduct the Safety Academy nationwide.  
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