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3M issues DO NOT USE recall notice for specific fall protection lifeline devices

8/13/2019 1:32 PM
Recall thumbnailRED WING, MN — 3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines. The twin-leg Nano-Lok edge is part of a personal fall protection system and connects two self-retracting lifelines/devices (SRL’s/SRD’s) directly under the dorsal d-ring of a worker’s harness. It is intended to be anchored at foot-level, and is designed for sharp edge applications. The twin-leg Wrap Back Nano-Lok is intended for wrapping around an anchor and incorporates a similar energy absorber. 3M has determined that in the event of a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber may not properly deploy ... Read the rest of entry »

How to avoid a bad driver's impact on your fleet's auto insurance

7/2/2019 9:57 AM
Despite record low unemployment, you finally hired one – a diamond in the ruff. After a 16-hour shift on-the-road, his only question at the end of the day was, “What’s next?” Things are going so smoothly, but then a call from your insurance agent, “The insurance company is hammering me. That new driver you hired has a DUI. They’re asking you to put him in a non-driving capacity or they're going to reevaluate your insurance program.” Thankfully, for commercial insureds, there are solutions to the problem – prevention and alternative insurance options. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA reports seven worker deaths in Wisconsin in first five months of 2019

5/30/2019 8:49 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers and employees to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities. In the first five months of 2019, five worker deaths have been reported to OSHA in Wisconsin, including two fatalities in construction. Read the rest of entry »

Madison Area OSHA office is moving

4/11/2019 3:41 PM
The Madison Area OSHA Office is scheduled to move as of the end of April 22. The new address and phone number will be 1402 Pankratz St., Suite #114, Madison, WI 53704. All correspondence will be sent from the current address until the move is complete. The current office email will not change. Read the rest of entry »

March 2 is OSHA Form 300A electronic deadline

2/26/2019 8:01 AM
OSHA image March 2nd is the deadline for electronically reporting injury and illness data from the OSHA Form 300A for calendar year 2018.

Who is required to submit data? Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified as certain industries with historically high rates of occupations injuries and illnesses ... Read the rest of entry »

Tips for protecting yourself in the cold

1/29/2019 3:53 PM
ThermometerWith the current extreme cold temperatures, it is important to avoid the extreme cold. If you must be outside, it is critical to protect yourself, especially for those who are working outside in construction! As we are experiencing some historic low temperatures and snowfall across the country, workers may be exposed to unprecedented harsh weather conditions, so OSHA and ABC of WI Safety would like to share ...  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA still operational during federal government shutdown

1/18/2019 11:12 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is operating as normal during the partial federal government shutdown, according to the agency’s local director. Chad Greenwood, OSHA’s Madison office area director, shared the news during ABC of Wisconsin’s Safety Committee meeting on Jan. 16 at the Stevens Construction Yard Training Office in Cottage Grove. Read the rest of entry »

A special note about the new Wisconsin State Electrical Code

5/29/2018 1:05 PM
The Wisconsin State Electrical Code is in the process of being updated to 2017 NEC. The updated code will become effective in part on Aug. 1, 2018. Staff from the DSPS Office of Education and Exams are working with subject matter experts in their Division of Industry Services to update the questions used in the exams. Read the rest of entry »

Invest in safety: You will not regret it

5/8/2018 8:47 AM
If you fail to put safety measures in place at your business, you run the risk of losing everything you have spent so many years to build. That’s because one on-the-job accident can end up costing you a tremendous amount of money. So how can you keep your jobsite safe? ABC of Wisconsin is here to assist you in making sure that you and your workers are protected in the case of an incident/accident ... Read the rest of entry »

Falls are still major safety issue in construction

4/23/2018 3:16 PM
After adding more than 30,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. With more workers comes more responsibility for safety. Falls from heights are still the leading cause of death in the private construction industry and lack of proper fall protection is the most frequently cited violation by OSHA ... Read the rest of entry »
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