Cold Stress – Workplace Safety and Health NIOSH Topic

Asher TobinIn The News

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Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without heat. What constitutes cold stress… Continue Reading Cold Stress – Workplace Safety and Health NIOSH Topic

Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry

Asher TobinIn The News, Mining

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Check out the below resources on a webinar that discusses requirements under Table 1 of the new silica standard for enclosed cabs and how research conducted for the mining industry can be applied in the construction industry to reduce exposures. Presented by: Joe Coble and Patricia Downs, OSHA Directorate of Standards & Guidance Andy Cecala, NIOSH Mining Division A recording… Continue Reading Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry

Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, In The News

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OSHA issued a memorandum providing interim enforcement guidance to Agency compliance officers on the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction. Construction employers can expect to get cited by OSHA for violations on the new standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica. Before an October 23rd deadline OSHA would not cite employers who made a good faith effort to comply. The memo is intended… Continue Reading Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926.1153

TNBC Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol

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A person holding a small bottle pours pills into their hand

Our Safety and Health Department director, Lamont Byrd, recently gave a presentation to the Teamsters National Black Caucus in Vancouver, British Columbia on Drug and Alcohol testing. Many union members are subject on the job drug testing and it’s important for workers and their union representatives to know their rights. You can view the presentation in PDF form here

Joint Council 10 Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol

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A small pile of pills in the foreground with the prescription bottle in the background.

Our Safety and Health Department director, Lamont Byrd, recently gave a presentation to the New England Freight Division on Drugs and Alcohol testing. Many union members are subject on the job drug testing and it’s important for workers and their union representatives to know their rights. You can view the presentation in PDF form here You can also view the… Continue Reading Joint Council 10 Presentation on Drugs and Alcohol