Monthly Archives: May 2013

EXCAVATION SAFETY by David T. Burnett, MS, PE, CFPS, OSHA Construction Safety and Health Specialist Candidate

While the broad category of Specific Excavation Requirements is the most commonly cited section of the OSHA  Construction Standard for Excavations (CFR 1926 Subpart P), citations related to the Requirements for Protective   Systems carry significantly higher penalties.1  Specific Excavation Requirements … Continue reading

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May 2013 ADVANCED Thinking! – “Boots on the Ground”

When an automatic fire sprinkler system is properly installed, maintained, inspected, and supervised, it is considered one of the most effective methods of providing life safety, controlling damage to a structure, and controlling damage to building contents in the event of … Continue reading

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WHAT GOES UP… MUST COME DOWN!

Hail is formed by rain drops that are lifted back up into a storm cloud by updraft winds. In the upper atmosphere, the rain turns to ice and the hail stone grows in size as it is repeatedly lifted and dropped out of the … Continue reading

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