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When your company is steadily growing and taking on more and more projects, you can’t afford to have all of your attention trained on your bottom line and backlog of projects. You need to also ensure that you are following the most effective safety practices and complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. […]

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What is Combustible Dust? Part 2

In part one, the OSHA defense lawyers at Cotney Construction Law introduced combustible dust and detailed the various types of Class II locations where combustible dust can be found, as well as a comprehensive list of important definitions related to combustible dust. Now, an OSHA lawyer will continue to discuss this important topic, which is […]

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What is Combustible Dust? Part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines combustible dust as a “combustible particulate solid that presents a fire or deflagration hazard when suspended in air or some other oxidizing medium over a range of concentrations, regardless of particle size or shape.” This dangerous substance can be found at “Class II locations” and is largely […]

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Understanding the Various Types of Nail Gun Triggers Part 3

Do your workers commonly use nail guns on the project site? Although operating a nail gun may seem straightforward, accidents involving recoil and double fire can quickly turn a safe project site into a injury-ridden nightmare. As we mentioned in part one, nail guns are linked to tens of thousands of injuries every year, and […]

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Understanding the Various Types of Nail Gun Triggers Part 2

How well do you and your workers know the different types of nail gun triggers? In part one of this three-part series, our OSHA attorneys discussed some shocking statistics related to nail gun injuries and explained one common type of trigger, the full sequential trigger. Now, we will discuss two other types: contract triggers and […]

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Understanding the Various Types of Nail Gun Triggers Part 1

Nail guns are a powerful tool on the project site that can greatly boost productivity without a steep learning curve. Unfortunately, negligence, improper usage, and unexpected accidents involving nail guns can be linked to approximately 37,000 emergency room visits annually. Nail gun accidents are mainly linked to residential construction, where roughly two-thirds of injuries can […]

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Understanding Work Organization Hazards

As OSHA attorneys, we often stress the physicality of construction work and the risks these tasks present to the workers on a jobsite. We also offer our clients workplace audits to ensure that all potential hazards are greatly reduced or eliminated from the jobsite. Although there are thousands of injuries every year related to physical […]

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Enhancing Pipeline Safety

Pipeline construction offers building firms the opportunity to work on lucrative projects and grow their businesses. Of course, pipeline construction work is also among the most dangerous professions in the country, so there is a great deal of risk for the reward of working on these exciting projects. In this article, an OSHA attorney with […]

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OSHA Rules Regarding Cranes and Derricks

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency within the United States Department of Labor (DOL) tasked with establishing and enforcing policies that maintain employee health and safety in the workplace. Although OSHA is responsible for overseeing all industries nationwide, the inherently dangerous nature of the construction industry makes it one of the […]

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OSHA Rigger Qualifications

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) rules and regulations governing cranes and derricks, a rigger must be considered a “qualified rigger” to perform certain tasks on the project site. In this brief article, an OSHA attorney will discuss what distinguishes a qualified rigger from a normal rigger. Contractors who allow an unqualified […]

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