Training Articles

October 30, 2012

First Aid kits – Mandatory Requirement of OSHA

Did you know that OSHA has mandatory minimum requirements for what goes in a First Aid Kit? The list below features what they’d like to see for a workplace of 2 to 3 people. If your worksite has more than that, you should expand what you have on hand appropriately.

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September 3, 2012

Tornadoes – Is Your District Ready?

According to the Tornado History Project, 1,911 tornadoes touched down in Colorado from July 22, 1950 to August 26, 2011. These tornadoes resulted in five fatalities and 275 injuries. The tornado with the longest path on record left a 70-mile trail of destruction through four counties in Colorado and Kansas on May 20, 1957.

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August 29, 2012

Four Things Every Contractor Should Know About the EMR

There’s a small number that has a profound effect on every contractor’s ability to be competitive and maintain profitability. That number also gives owners and construction managers (CM) insight into how that contractor makes key decisions about his or her business.

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October 9, 2011

A Civil Liability Trap for the Unwary Water and Sanitation District

A metropolitan area water and sanitation district received proper and timely notification of intended excavation by a company installing underground fiber optic cable.

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September 9, 2010

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Though special districts are not subject to OSHA, we feel that employers and employees should always know the potential hazard in their workplaces and how to manage them.

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February 11, 2008

Don’t Neglect: Inspect!

Equipment must be inspected and tested at the frequency recommended by the manufacturer or mandated by an authority having jurisdiction. After equipment has been accepted and placed in service, it should be tested within its designed parameters to prevent damage.

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January 3, 2005

Do You Know the Risks of Renting Equipment?

Accidents involving rented items such as lifts, forklifts, trailers, tents and chairs posed the greatest risks for consumers and were associated with the highest numbers of fatalities, injuries and damages in the equipment rental industry, according to the findings of a recent St. Paul Travelers study.

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