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Surveyors Need to Know About OSHA's Proposed Silica Standard

By Ronald E. Koons
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I was speaking with a surveyor a few weeks ago and I migrated to a comment on Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed silica regulations. He commented that he didn’t see how that could affect the surveying profession. After I briefly explained the proposal and what it encompassed, he quickly changed his mind.


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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.
By Ronald E. Koons
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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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Reducing Risk

By Christine Grahl
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With lives on the line and OSHA stepping up enforcement, safety compliance is more important than ever for today’s surveying and mapping firms.
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A Closer Look at the EMR

By Ken Brown
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If your firm has ever been rejected for a contract because of its experience modification rate (EMR), then you know how damaging this number can be. What can you do to ensure this number is in your favor?
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Safety Sense: How to Survive an OSHA Inspection

By Ronald E. Koons
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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

By Ronald E. Koons
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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.

By Ronald E. Koons
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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: Interpreting OSHA regulations.

By Ronald E. Koons
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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

By Ronald E. Koons
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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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Upgrade: Osha Version 2K2

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A look at OSHA regulations from 2002.
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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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In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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