Hazardous Materials & Chemicals

Ladder Safety Scott Asprey, RIBA safety educator Did you know that both your employees and all your sub-contractors are required to have a list of all chemicals and be trained on hazardous materials…? Section 1910.1200 or Construction 1926.59 (5th most cited infarction by OSHA) A list of hazardous substances used on the work site and…

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety Scott Asprey, RIBA safety educator Please keep in mind ladders can be dangerous and, in some cases, can cause severe injuries, or sometimes death. It’s estimated that 29,000 injuries (fatalities are included in that number) occur every year. Here we are sharing some things to consider before climbing the rungs of any ladder:…

Extension Cords

Extension Cords Scott Asprey, RIBA safety educator Did you know that extension cords are one of the top leading citations issued by OSHA? The following guidelines should be enforced on all job sites for extension cords in three wire types: “1926.405” “a” “ii” and “J.” 1926.405 A 2 II JCords should be heavy duty or…

October Safety Tip

Frostbite & Hypothermia October Safety Tip – Scott Asprey, RIBA safety educator The change of our clocks on November 7, remind us that our New England winters are close behind. With that, our safety tip is focusing on getting ready for the signals of “cold stress.” Two primary related cold illnesses FROSTBITE and HYPOTHERMIA, and…

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It Sept. Safety Info. – Scott Asprey Wearing safety eyewear in your workshop, yard or construction site can protect your eyes from injury or damage. Your eyes should always be protected from any potential harm like airborne chemicals, dirt, and debris.  Wearing safety glasses is truly your best defense against eye injuries.…

RIBA Summer Safety Tips

Beat the Heat with Scott Asprey RIBA Safety Educator Heat related injuries need to be watched and addressed quickly. There are five primary illnesses: heat rash, heat cramps, Heat Syncope, Heat Exhaustion and Heat stroke as defined by OSHA. Please review the following descriptions of each. Heat rash can be identified by red clusters or…