July 10, 2018

A Special Message to District Management

As the Pool’s Safety Consultant, I get the opportunity to meet many people at member districts. One thing I have discovered, unfortunately, is that many districts access confined spaces, but do not have proper measures in place to do so safely.

March 26, 2018

Ask the Experts: What are ‘incident rates’ and how are they calculated?

You may not be familiar with the concept of an incident rate because, unlike most employers, special districts are not required to report workplace injuries and fatalities to OSHA. The incident rate is a benchmark created by OSHA to illustrate the number of injuries reported by a given employer.

October 10, 2016

United States Dept of Labor Announces Final Rules on Silica Dust

Contributed by Bobby Pirtle of Safety Management Group, modified by the CSD Pool   Back in March, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. “More than 80 years ago, Labor Secretary Frances Perkins identified silica dust as […]

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.