Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

May 16, 2014

 

Fall protection requirements for aerial lifts

Aerial lift fall protection

If you are going to operate an aerial lift, you must be trained how to use it and you must be protected from falling or being ejected when you are on the platform. The type of fall protection you need depends on the type of lift you use. The American National Standards Institute defines and sets operating standards for four different types of aerial lifts:

What are Oregon OSHA's requirements?

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Evaluating safety culture and safety climate in construction

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What do "safety culture" and "safety climate" mean and what effect do they have on an organization's injury and illness record? Until recently, there was no consensus on how to define these concepts or measure them.

Last year, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and NIOSH held a day-and-a-half workshop to address these needs.

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Career fair builds interest for Oregon girls in trades

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High school students donned PPE and tested trades from pole climbing and iron working to firefighting and woodworking at the Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.'s 22nd annual Women in Trades Career Fair at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center in Portland on May 9.

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