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 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 materials listed above and the winter weather safety materials.