Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Software

There are a lot of apps and pieces of software out there but when it’s NIOSH who puts it out it’s time to pay attention.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just released the NIOSH Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Simulator designed to help simulate potential hazards for companies using aerial lifts, including scissor lifts.

To sweeten the pot, NIOSH is giving it away for free.

“The Simulator, available at no cost, provides a realistic workplace with multiple, dangerous hazard types that users must navigate. Experienced aerial lift operators can refresh their knowledge, and new operators can familiarize themselves with hazards they may encounter on the job”

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Download the software in zipped format, install it on your tablet or PC and start improving aerial lift safety at your company while having fun.


From Us to You

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We would like to take advantage of this time of year to thank all our friends and loyal customers for all your support this year. We wish you, your friends and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

From all of us here at

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We Need Louder Cars

When we think in terms of decibel level and vehicles we commonly think more in terms of making them quieter, not louder. We invented mufflers for a reason. With the advent of electric and hybrid cars however,  we created the opposite problem, namely cars that are too quiet.

Super quiet cars are a problem for visually impaired pedestrians who rely on the sound of the engine to alert them to the fact that a car is coming. When they don’t hear the sound of the engine they assume they are safe, putting them at risk.

Because of this the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is adding a sound requirement to federal safety standard in order to protect visually impaired pedestrians. “This new standard requires hybrid and electric passenger cars, light trucks and vans (LTVs), and low speed vehicles (LSVs) to produce sounds meeting the requirements of this standard.

It is estimated that this addition to the standard will result in almost 2,400 fewer injuries each year.

The goal is to have all vehicles compliant by September 2018.


OSHA’s New Small Entity Compliance Guide for Silica Standard

If you work in construction and/or deal with concrete you know that there is a new standard for Respirable CrystallineSilica.

What might not be as obvious is how you need to go about being compliant with this new standard. OSHA understands that small businesses, indeed all businesses, don’t have the knowledge, money or expertise to navigate this new standard. As such, they’ve put together a 103 page guide to help. The OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction is available as a free download.

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