ABC members are encouraged to review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s compliance assistance products
, which were updated in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2019, and OSHA’s winter weather safety page
, which features information on preventing workplace injury from various weather hazards.
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
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 materials
listed above and the winter weather safety materials