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Silica – Competent Person Train the Trainer Course

Presented by Michael Peelish, Esq. from the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams   August 10, 2018 Chesapeake Region Safety Council 2555 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suites N-R Baltimore, MD 21244 & October 11, 2018 Montgomery College 12 South Summit Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Registration Form Please follow and like...

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Ready off the Shelf: Prepare Your Warehouse Team to Handle OSHA

Safety & Health Webinar Series As the warehousing industry grows, OSHA is on alert. Warehouses present a unique environment and challenges for ensuring both safety and compliance with OSHA regulations. People and product can be in constant motion. Employees have to navigate around complex aisles and conveyor systems. They frequently pick elevated products. Forklifts, order pickers, and other powered industrial equipment shuttle product around the facility. Employees and safety professionals must constantly be on the lookout for a range of issues in these fast-moving operations. Just some of the common challenges include struck-by hazards, potential falling objects, unsafe stacks, slip and fall issues, working from elevated platforms, ergonomics, and more. What’s more, many warehouses are so large that it is difficult to provide direct supervision much of the time.  The best way to avoid compliance problems is to prepare. This webinar will teach you and your team where to focus, what to expect from OSHA, and how to handle government inspections. It will address major issues in warehouse safety and health compliance, including: What is OSHA looking for? Most frequently cited safety and health standards in the industry. How do I avoid trouble? Tips for ensuring/enhancing compliance. When will OSHA show up? Triggers for OSHA inspections at warehouses. How do I handle an OSHA inspection? What to expect during a warehouse inspection, as well as tips and strategies for coming...

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Maryland to Start I-70 and I-68 Paving Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin two projects to resurface both Interstate 68 and Interstate 70 in Washington County with completion projected for mid-fall. The two paving projects will run a combined $5.9 million to complete. The MDOT SHA will begin a $2.9 million project to resurface I068 between the Allegany County and Washington County line and the bridge over Mountain Road. Nearly 18,200 vehicles travel this section of I-68 daily. It hasn’t been resurfaced since 1996. The project also includes patching, paving and restriping the interstate near Sideling Hill. The MDOT SHA contractor is permitted to close a single lane and shoulder between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Arrow boards and construction barrels will also be used to guide motorists through the work zone. The 1.5-mile project is slated to be complete by the end of summer. Click here to continue reading…   Credit: Geoff Fox | The Morgan Messenger Please follow and like...

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Public Invited to Bethesda Workshop on Study of Easing I-270, Beltway Congestion

State transportation officials this month will host a Bethesda workshop on plans to ease congestion along the Beltway and Interstate 270. The July 25 meeting at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School will be the last in a series of workshops on an environmental study of options for dealing with existing and future traffic, an early step in the state’s exploration of adding toll lanes to I-270 and I-495. The study covers the Maryland portion of the Beltway and I-270 from the Beltway split to Interstate 370, according to a Maryland Department of Transportation press release. MDOT earlier this year held open houses to gather feedback and used the input to prepare a preliminary range of strategies for dealing with the two traffic-packed highways. The state will explain these options during four workshops scheduled for July 17, 18, 24 and 25. Click here to continue reading… Credit: Bethany Rodgers | Bethesda Magazine Please follow and like...

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