End of lease charges for cleaning or damages are unplanned expenses that eat away at your bottom line. Fortunately, with a little planning and effort, these charges can be minimized, if not avoided altogether. To help you keep these fees to a minimum, watch this short video to see how to avoid cleaning and damage charges for your office trailer lease.
May 8 to 12 is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction and June is National Safety Month. Construction falls continue to top the list of most cited OSHA violations. Of the 35,000 citations issued for the top 10 violations last year, fall protection accounted for nearly 7,000 citations or 20 percent.
That number is down slightly from a few years ago, but not much. This number is especially concerning as many firms, agencies and OSHA, have instituted new training, guidelines and regulations to prevent falls. Individuals, supervisors and firms need to do more and be better informed.
To help you focus on improving safety for the next month and beyond, here are some tips for preventing the behaviors that lead to construction site injuries.
Inspect the Site. Recognize the Risks. Make a Plan.
Inspecting and understanding any unusual hazards associated with a site should be completed before any project [Read more…] about Planning Ahead to Prevent Falls and Other Construction Site Accidents
Construction is becoming increasingly complicated. New and changing codes and regulations, evolving building materials, the increasing use of subcontractors and greater pressure to deliver projects within very tight timelines all require skillful planning and precise execution. Much of this depends on the work done before construction starts. Intelligent planning can ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. To help deliver as promised, here are 10 tips for setting your construction project up for success.
1. Start early
While lead times are usually beyond your control, starting your planning the moment a project is [Read more…] about 10 Tips for Setting Your Construction Project Up for Success
Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of injuries and fatalities on the jobsite. In 2016, OSHA issued 6,906 violations for fall protection (Standard: 1926.501), the most commonly cited violation. The Army Corps of Engineers recently began requiring comprehensive training for anyone supervising work done at heights. The requirement sets a higher standard for fall protection training that is likely to resonate throughout the construction industry.
Fall protection authorities LJB, Inc. created a 3-day course in accordance with the US ACE EM-385 and ANSI Z-359 [Read more…] about ModSpace Hosts Competent Person Fall Protection Training
Keeping your office trailer in good working condition is easy. In most cases, regular office trailer maintenance can be done in just a few minutes. Watch this short video to see what you can do each month to minimize service interruptions and end-of-lease charges.
With this in mind, here are some codes and information regarding fall protection that every project manager and worker should fully understand before stepping onto a job site. Because regulations can change, it’s important that you consult the appropriate professionals when considering fall protection compliance.
Meet or exceed these codes:
- Construction – OSHA 1926
- Construction Fall Protection – OSHA 1926.500-502(including Subpart M)
- General Industry – OSHA 1910
- Fall Protection – ANSI Z359 – 2007, 2012 & 2016 and ANSI A10.32-2012
- Canadian Fall Protection – CSA Z259.16
- EM-385 – Fall protection training requirements for competent persons on site