Top Ten OSHA Cited Standards from 2017 for Construction

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a list of the most cited standards from the previous year.  Although the list changes little from year to year there are some valuable statistics that come from this list. The purpose of the list even though it changes very little is to raise awareness for employees about these commonly … Read More

What you need to know about Safety Performance Standards

So what exactly is a safety performance standard and how is it different than a specification standard?  Safety Performance Standards dictate “How” not “What”.  Specification standards dictate both “How” and “What”.  In the case of performance standards, they are typically goal oriented, but they do not specify how that goal is to be achieved.  Usually this allows them to be … Read More

How OSHA Standards affect your jobsite

What are OSHA safety standards? At their highest level, OSHA standards are requirements for employers that strive to provide a safe workplace for workers.  These standards also encourage workers to be active in the formation of these policies.  Each industry has their own specific OSHA safety regulations that employers are required to comply with. The OSHA standards for Construction and General … Read More