Surveyor Safety

Safety Sense: A Two-Minute Inspection That Can Save a Life

I was talking with a surveyor recently just outside his office. As we were wrapping up our conversation, one of his crew vehicles pulled into the parking lot. Two workers got out of the van, and one opened the passenger-side door to retrieve some equipment. What I observed about that vehicle in just a couple of minutes could have generated both OSHA and law enforcement citations, not to mention possible worker injuries or fatalities.
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Safety Sense: Safety and the Solo Surveyor

In the June 2004 issue of POB, my column focused on lone worker safety. Since that article, I have been asked questions about one-person crews at every class we conduct. I started this article after observing a one-person crew using a robotic station earlier this year.
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Safety Sense: How to Survive an OSHA Inspection

Over the past few months, we have assisted clients with more OSHA informal hearings than in any similar period since our company was started 18 years ago. Regardless of whether this represents a more aggressive stance by OSHA or just an unlucky time for our clients, the bottom line is that being prepared can help you avoid costly fines.
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Safety Sense: More about OSHA

In my June 2010 column (“OSHA goes on the offensive”), I provided an overview of the administrative enhancements to OSHA’s penalty policy and the new OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). The implementation of these new programs is now beginning. 
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Safety Sense: OSHA goes on the offensive.

In my October 2009 column (“Watch out for the new OSHA”), I addressed a bill that had the potential to drastically increase the OSHA penalty structure if passed by Congress. 
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Safety Sense: The new Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration published a revised version of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices in the Federal Register on Dec. 16, 2009.
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Safety Sense: Watch out for the new OSHA.

Let’s face it: We had eight years of a pro-business administration at the Department of Labor. Now, for at least the next four years, look for a lot of changes within OSHA and its DOL agencies.
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Safety Sense: Field vehicle safety.

If you have to drive to a jobsite, the best way to start a safe day’s work is to make sure your vehicle is in good condition and has the proper equipment and storage.
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Safety Sense: Interpreting OSHA regulations.

Have you ever thought about how the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) handles safety issues that aren’t specifically referenced in regulations?
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Safety Sense: OSHA Myth Busters

In this column, I will present a safety version of this popular show. We will look at two of the OSHA myths I hear while giving presentations throughout the country--we’ll call it “SafetyBusters.”
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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