Category Archives: Near Miss

Wire rope sling not too good

How much can a sling take before it yields, breaks and eventually drops the load? No one really knows until it happens. Inspect your slings, use them correctly and most of all do not overload them to failure. Picture of … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Most Frequent Violations

The Most Frequently Cited Standards 2019: Fall Protection – General Requirements (501): 6,010 violations Hazard Communication (1200): 3,671 Scaffolding (451): 2,813 Lockout/Tagout (147): 2,606 Respiratory Protection (134): 2,450 Ladders (1053): 2,345 Powered Industrial Trucks (178): 2,093 Fall Protection – Training … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalties Increase for 2019

Do you know what your penalty will be when your cited by OSHA compliance officer visit to your facility? The annual increase started by President Obama and currently continued by President Trump has increased the OSHA penalties. Other than Serious … Continue reading

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Top Ten Violations in 2018

TOP TEN Violations in 2018 1 – Fall Protection 2 – Hazard Communication 3 – Scaffolding 4 – Respiratory Protection 5 – Lockout/Tagout 6 – Ladders 7 -Powered Industrial Trucks 8 – Fall Protection – Training Requirements 9 – Machine … Continue reading

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Fall Protection tops OSHA Top 10

“The Top 10 represents the most frequently cited standards, and they are a good place to start for the employer in identifying hazards in their own workplace.” The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, with Hazard … Continue reading

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SHIPBOARD PEDESTAL CRANE SAFETY

Shipboard Pedestal Crane Safety Providing proper training, performing regular inspections, and working within manufacturer’s guidelines are all effective ways to reduce the number of incidents caused by the failure of vessel-mounted pedestal crane components. Commercial fishing operations use pedestal cranes regularly, often … Continue reading

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My shackle can handle it?

These are some pictures of a 13.5 ton shackle. At what point do you think it is stretched? How long did it take to stretch this far? Did anyone get hurt during this use of the shackle? Will they do … Continue reading

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