Friday Regulatory Roundup – Jan. 5th Edition

Welcome to 2018: We are starting off cold! Across the US this week we have experienced record setting low temperatures and snow in some unexpected places. Stay warm and safe out there; this is the time to remind your team the importance of cold safety and cold stress. – Matt Luman, OSHA Outreach Trainer

Seventy-Five Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2018

January 3 – Good news from the Association of General Contractors! With contractors feeling optimistic about the economy and in the midst of regulatory cuts, seventy-five percent of construction firms polled said they are planning on expanding headcounts in 2018. Time to prepare!

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

January – From the CDC, it’s time to review carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. Working indoors in shops has increased risk for CO poisoning as workers are less likely to have proper airflow in the area. When power outages occur also, alternative forms of power can increase the amount of carbon monoxide in the area. Read up and stay safe!

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