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California OSHA Guide for the Construction Industry provides construction employers with the basic tools for a safer jobsite. The guide focuses on the most frequently overlooked and violated standards in the construction industry.
Informative and easy-to-understand, the guide provides pertinent safety checklists, a digest of Cal/OSHA construction standards, and sample written plans, to help employers meet Cal/OSHA requirements. Topics discussed include these and others:
Online access to six sample safety plans that are easily modified and printed in Word® or PDF with Adobe® Reader. Updated plans cover Hazard Communication, Heat Illness Prevention, and Injury and Illness Prevention. Also available are plans for Emergency Action, Ergonomics, and Lock-Out/Block-Out.
Discussion of recent regulatory changes covering flammable and combustible liquids, heat illness prevention, hand protection, lock-out/block-out, hazard communication, carbon monoxide, cranes and derricks in construction, flaggers and signaling, forklifts, and helicopter, among other things
New digest entries on hexavalent chromium, histoplasmosis, methylenedianiline, nanotechnology, and portland cement, along with updated/revised entries on roofing exposures to asphalt fumes, confined spaces, internal combustion engines as ignition sources, hazard communication labels, classification of fines and penalties, and heat illness prevention, among others.
New training entries on fumigation, hexavalent chromium, and methylenedianiline, along with revised/updated entries on carcinogen control, flammable liquids, and welding, among others.
New checklist on diving operations, along with revised/updated checklists on hazardous chemical storage, hazardous chemical exposures, medical services and first aid, flagging, and flammable and combustible liquids, among others.
New information on surviving a Cal/OSHA inspection.
Updated contact information, statistics, List of Top 20 Cal/OSHA Violations, and list of targeted inspections for construction