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On December 18, 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its most current fatal injury figures for 2017. The overall results were encouraging. After 3 straight years of increases, there were 43 fewer workplace deaths in 2017 than in 2016.
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Workers must be trained specifically in the type of equipment and conditions at that worksite. The training requirements for each type of equipment (forklift, man lift, powered platform, aerial lift, etc) are described in this answer.
Indiana IOSHA rules state the any construction, improvement, or maintenance project that may require the creation of a trench of at least 5 feet deep must incorporate the IOSHA trench regulations into the contract for the project. We are not aware of any exemption of this requirement based on the number of employees covered under the contract.
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Indiana IOSHA rules state the any construction, improvement, or maintenance project that may require the creation of a trench of at least 5 feet deep must incorporate the IOSHA trench regulations into the contract for the project. We are not aware of any exemption of this requirement based on the number of employees covered under the contract.
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140456reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/safety-general/Labor-Department-releases-a-trove-of-fatality-data/Safety - GeneralWhite Papers Labor Department releases a trove of fatality data
140457faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/workplace-safety-training/Do-all-different-types-of-powered-lifts-need-to-ha/Training Questions & Answers Do all different types of powered lifts need to have training individually? Specific forklift training won't cover a powered man lift correct?
140455faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/fall-protection-construction/Im-looking-for-the-reacutegulations-pertaining-to-/Fall Protection (Construction)Questions & Answers What are the regulations pertaining to temporary posts that are put on floor edges to keep people from walking off the edge? I'm trying to build a system with posts and wire cables and want to know what the limitation is for the top cable.
140432faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Are-small-3-employees-excavation-contractors-exemp/Trenching (Construction)Questions & Answers Are small (3 employees) excavation contractors exempt from having "written programs"?
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140432faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/construction-safety/trenching-construction/Are-small-3-employees-excavation-contractors-exemp/Trenching (Construction)Questions & Answers Are small (3 employees) excavation contractors exempt from having "written programs"?
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OSHA Challenge
Which requirements of the crane operator certification rule finalized in November 2018 take effect on February 7, 2019?
• Training requirements
• Certification criteria
• Evaluation and documentation requirements
• Employer duty to ensure that crane operators are able to safely operate assigned equipment
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