In 1998 OSHA updated its respiratory standard (29CFR1910.134), this replaced the outdated 1971 standard. We're closing out 2017 and we still find confusion on the topic of respirators.
Let's make this simple:
Does the side of the box read "NIOSH"?
Is 'NIOSH' stamped on the dust mask?
If the answer is yes, it's a respirator!
Steel Erector and Design Organizations Work Together to Improve Steel Erector Certification Requirements
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC’s Certified Steel Erector program requirements. The reciprocal indemnity and revised additional insured language is mutually beneficial to both AISC and steel erectors participating in the Certified Steel Erector program.
“Before, the indemnification clause only protected AISC; now it goes both ways, with each party indemnifying each other,” explained Mark Trimble, AISC’s Vice President of Certification.
Brent Darnell, a leading authority on Emotional Intelligence in the construction industry will open the Steel Erectors Association of America’s 2018 convention, to be held April 25-27, 2018 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
A second generation builder, Darnell earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981 and began his own construction career. He was an MEP Coordinator and Senior Project Manager on complicated projects like the Brook Army Medical Center and housing for the 1996 Summer Olympic Village.
Exposure to lead can cause serious health hazards for workers. Short-term overexposure, while less common, can cause damage to the brain that develops into seizures or even cardiorespiratory arrest. Long-term overexposure can damage the central nervous system, blood, urinary and reproductive systems.
A Blood Lead Level (BLL) of 10 is associated with impaired kidney function, high blood pressure, nervous system and neurobehavioral effects later in life. With a BLL above 40, workers experience headache, fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint pain, myalgia, anorexia, and constipation.
In May, OSHA announced its intention to extend the November 10, 2017 compliance date for crane operator certification. The proposal was presented on June 20 to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. Although nothing official has been issued, OSHA is expected to issue a formal extension of the enforcement date by one year to November 2018.