Surveyor Safety

Safety Sense: More about OSHA

December 1, 2010
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.

June 1, 2010
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.

March 1, 2010
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.

October 1, 2009
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.

May 28, 2009
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.

April 1, 2009
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

May 14, 2008
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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Safety sense: The new high-visibility apparel regulation.

February 29, 2008

On April 24, 2006, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding high-visibility safety apparel.

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Safety Sense-Stepping out safely.

August 1, 2007
Recently, there was a discussion on about safety shoes. The conversation covered all aspects of footwear and several other areas of safety. Since I wasn’t able to participate in the online discussion at the time, in this column I will answer a few of the questions posed and hopefully clear up some misconceptions.
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Safety Sense-Auditing workplace safety.

June 1, 2007
When I am hired to prepare written safety programs for surveying and engineering firms, I always conduct a safety audit for the company. This includes an inspection of its office and any storage facilities, as well as a sampling of its worksites.
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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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