Ronald E. Koons

Ronald E. Koons

Ron Koons is co-owner, along with his wife Sandee, of RoSaKo Safety. RoSaKo has conducted numerous presentations on safety equipment since 1993 and is known as a premier safety consulting firm in surveyor safety.

Do you have a question about OSHA compliance or safety? Email Ron Koons at rosakosafety@prodigy.net with the subject line, “POB Safety Q&A,” and he will address your question in an upcoming issue of POB. You can also find safety tips from Koons on POB’s website at www.pobonline.com.

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OSHA, Traffic Safety and the MUTCD

References to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have been in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations since at least 2001 and possibly earlier.
In Subpart G of the 1926 Construction Regulations, three paragraphs for Signs, Flaggers and Barricades tie OSHA directly to the MUTCD for construction activities.


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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: 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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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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