Category Archives: OSHA Interpretations

Scenario:  You are the site safety manager for a rather large and active construction project.  During a site audit, you observe a welder put down his electrode holder with the electrode still attached, flip up his welding hood, and walk … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the safety manager at a heavy equipment manufacturing operation.  Your facility has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) that responds to emergencies and provides onsite first aid treatment as well as acts as the rescue … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Scenario: You are the corporate safety specialist for a large organization.  The bulk of your job is to do site safety audits of the operations owned by your employer. You are conducting a site visit and safety … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles I was recently made aware of a presentation conducted by an insurance company “safety expert” where he was touting an incentive program which offered additional cash incentives to employees for going a certain amount of days without … Continue reading

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Scenario: You accepted a position as a safety director for a second tier auto parts manufacturer and once onboard you are made aware of a bitter battle underway where a contingent of the workforce is attempting to unionize and your … Continue reading

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Scenario:  You are responsible for your company’s in-house first aid team, which consists of a number of employees trained in basic first aid and CPR to respond to medical emergencies in your facility.  Having this program in place achieves compliance … Continue reading

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How does OSHA feel about safety policies and procedures being electronic vs. written? Scenario: A number of OSHA standards require your safety programs to be written and accessible to all employees on site. Examples of these provisions are 29 CFR … Continue reading

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Scenario:  Two of your supervisors completed their work for the day and entered the change trailer to change clothes and proceed home.  There was some bantering back and forth between the two concerning how to beat the traffic at shift’s … Continue reading

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Scenario: You are the plant safety director for a metal forming and processing operation consisting of approximately 500 employees.  You have a trained, in-house medical/first aid team of about 25 employees as well as adequately stocked first aid supply cabinets … Continue reading

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Is Fall protection Required While Working from a Portable Stepladder? Scenario:  You are the safety director for a construction company. You have a worker who must perform a job from a 12 foot stepladder.  He needs to spend quite a … Continue reading

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