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OSHA 10 training (2 days)

NWiR and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance have joined up to offer NWiR members a chance to earn their official OSHA 10 card from the Department of Labor. Registration for this 3rd event on November 15th and 16th from 10 – 4PM EST is now closed. Note: You must attend both days to receive credit for the training. The team will walk you through 10 hours of roofing specific safety training, at the end of which [...]

2021-09-16T09:15:31-06:00By |

Factors to Consider When Choosing Personal Protective Equipment

Ensuring that you and your employees are warm and safe while wearing proper PPE (personal protective equipment) is not an easy task.  In selecting PPE, there are certain third parties such as ANSI (American National Standards Institute) that certify equipment for efficacy.  Equipment without ANSI approval has not been tested as effective and is considered similar to a costume even if they still look the part. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.28 sites compliance for the construction [...]

2018-11-27T13:44:23-07:00By |

How to Beat the Heat

Outdoor workers are at risk for heat exposure illness if they spend a significant part of their shift outdoors. If workers have significant time in the direct sunlight executing strenuous tasks for long periods of time or if the tasks at hand require heavy clothing (personal protective equipment) they are at even greater risk. Workers working outside should follow a work/rest schedule. If the rest period can’t be in air conditioning it should be in full [...]

2018-08-27T07:55:14-06:00By |

Weather Safety Tips

No matter what climate you encounter daily you must be aware of how to keep yourself safe in changing weather conditions.  Hundreds of people die annually in the US because of heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, flash floods, powerful thunderstorms, and winter storms.  How do we protect ourselves from the elements outdoors? What are some tips you can follow to safeguard your home and family from severe weather? Create a disaster plan – how to protect [...]

2018-07-26T11:49:06-06:00By |
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