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11 Dec 2017

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HazTek is honored to announce that the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) has selected Merck & Co.’s “NEUS Office Portfolio of Projects” as winner of a 2016 Owner Safety Award at the 2016 Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Constructor Awards! Pictured here with the prestigious award is Bruce Henderson, Managing Partner of HazTek Safety Management (at left) and Claudio Campanella, Associate Director for Merck & Co. 

Many congratulations go out to the Merck Corporate Headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey where they performed such extensive building and grounds improvements as cafeteria renovation, shell space demolition, Health Services renovations, lower level demolition, and a garage project that, all totaled, required over 12 months to complete.

HazTek is proud to have aligned with Merck to assist in their safety efforts and pleased that all of the work was completed without any OSHA Recordable incidents over the 114,260 hours worked. Some of the innovative safety practices included: 

  • Personal Commitments to Safety, written and posted by each member of the project team.
  • Hearts and Minds Behavioral Training modules, used in meetings held with the CM and Contractor Representatives.
  • Site Program Management, utilized and included a wellness program, weekly logistics meetings to detail updates, and safety topic discussions in tier meetings to review ongoing safety issues.
  • 5S program of Clean Build used from the start of each project and maintained a dedicated staff working on the organization of laydown spaces and housekeeping.
  • Mentoring Program – All Supervisors and some Journeymen were given mentorship training and were designated as mentors to new employees on site.
  • A commitment to report all safety incidents and to tap in when someone saw an unsafe act or unsafe condition was encouraged and rewarded.
  • Weekly Safety Tours, organized with persons from outside the project to give a fresh set of eyes looking at the project’s safety.

CURT’s Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Constructor Awards were developed to recognize commendable safety management by owner member companies of CURT that have most effectively implemented the recommendations of the Construction Users Roundtable R-807, CURT Construction Owners’ Safety Blueprint, and other CURT user practices. The awards are conferred upon the companies who can demonstrate exemplary programs of safety management that go beyond merely adopting a safety program. The programs must demonstrate a serious owner’s management commitment and collaborative involvement to make the program work.

The objectives of the awards are to focus attention on improving construction safety; recognize stellar performers; increase understanding and implementation of CURT publications; publicize model owner safety programs; and convey to the construction industry CURT's full support of owner involvement in safety management.

Credit to: The Construction Users Roundtable

11 Dec 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 8:00am – 5:00pm.

EMSL and HazTek Safety Management continue a co-sponsored series of Lead Training Classes. Registration is now open for our next EPA Lead RRP Certification class to be held at the EMSL Analytical Veteran’s Training Center, 200 U.S. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES
  • Better understand the Federal and State codes and laws for Lead-Based Paint Renovations in Residential and Child-Occupied Structures which were built before 1978
  • Identify which kinds of projects require specific Lead-Safe Practices and Recordkeeping
  • Learn the proper procedures for developing the scope of work, worker training, occupant protection, worker & occupant pre-work notification and mandated clean-up and disposal standards.
  • Satisfy the requirements for maintaining a certificate as an EPA Certified Renovation Contractors as Mandated by Federal Laws since 2010.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • All contracting tradesmen who would disturb painted, stained, or varnished surfaces during renovations, door and window replacements, or remodeling projects.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

The November 29th class size is limited and reservations must be made by NOVEMBER 22nd.

Future classes will also be forming. For class dates and reservation details, go to www.haztekinc.com

Payment Due at Time of Reservation. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Register today by calling HazTek Inc. at: (888) 842-9835

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11 Dec 2017

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 8:00am – 5:00pm.

EMSL and HazTek Safety Management continue a co-sponsored series of Lead Training Classes. Registration is now open for our next EPA Lead RRP Certification class to be held at the EMSL Analytical Veteran’s Training Center, 200 U.S. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES
  • Better understand the Federal and State codes and laws for Lead-Based Paint Renovations in Residential and Child-Occupied Structures which were built before 1978
  • Identify which kinds of projects require specific Lead-Safe Practices and Recordkeeping
  • Learn the proper procedures for developing the scope of work, worker training, occupant protection, worker & occupant pre-work notification and mandated clean-up and disposal standards.
  • Satisfy the requirements for maintaining a certificate as an EPA Certified Renovation Contractors as Mandated by Federal Laws since 2010.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • All contracting tradesmen who would disturb painted, stained, or varnished surfaces during renovations, door and window replacements, or remodeling projects.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

The SEPTEMBER 22nd class size is limited and reservations must be made by SEPTEMBER 19th

Future classes will also be forming. For class dates and reservation details, go to www.haztekinc.com

Payment Due at Time of Reservation. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Register today by calling HazTek Inc. at: (888) 842-9835

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11 Dec 2017

OSHA’S SILICA COMPLIANCE DEADLINES

OSHA’s New Silica Rule Standards Are Affecting Your Industry

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OSHA DEADLINE | SEPTEMBER 23, 2017


Silica Standard Compliance for Construction
The deadline for Construction Silica Standard Compliance is nearing. Originally set for June 23, 2017, the deadline had been extended to provide the opportunity to conduct additional outreach to the regulated community and to provide additional time to train compliance officers.

What Does the Compliance Deadline Mean?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. Both standards contained in the final rule took effect on June 23, 2016, after which industries have to comply with most requirements based on the following schedule:

CONSTRUCTION: SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

GENERAL INDUSTRY: JUNE 23, 2018
MARITIME: JUNE 23, 2018
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: JUNE 23, 2018
 
(Two years after the effective date for all provisions except Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.)

How Silica Affects Workers

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. America’s workers are being exposed to crystalline silica dust in common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, block, rock, and stone products (such as construction tasks), and operations using sand products (such as in glass manufacturing, foundries, sand blasting, and hydraulic fracturing).

HazTek Provides Solutions
As a leader in workplace safety, HazTek can bring extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of silica exposure protection, so our fully-customizable assessments, services, and results will align to your needs and OSHA standards. We can provide:

  • Silica Exposure Sampling
  • Testing for Respirable Dust
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Respiratory Protection Training
  • Exposure Control Assessments
  • Written Exposure Control Plans
  • Training for Competent Persons in Silica
  • Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Worker Training on Exposure Control Methods
  • Written Recordkeeping Programs for Industrial Hygiene and Medical Surveillance

Download HazTek’s Silica Standard brochure, flowchart, and info sheet below.

To learn how HazTek can help, please contact us at: 888-842-9835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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11 Dec 2017

neca logoHazTek Safety Management is proud to partner with the Northern New Jersey Chapter of NECA to provide safety services to all NECA members. The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), is a trade association comprised of IBEW- signatory electrical construction and Voice-Data-Video (VDV) contractors. The Chapter represents contractors for the purposes of labor relations, contract negotiations, issue advocacy, continuing education, and both intra- and inter-industry outreach. NECA is the voice of the $130 billion industry responsible for bringing electrical power, lighting, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States.

HazTek Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive safety management services designed to protect workers by enhancing workplace safety. Since 1997, HazTek has been partnering with companies across many industries to eliminate accidents and create a culture of safety that reduces costs – while improving employee productivity and morale. With offices nationwide and over 160 salaried field professionals, HazTek is a full-service, objective safety partner that protects people, property, and the environment.

For more information on HazTek’s partnership with NECANNJ, please call 1.888.842.9835.

Credit: The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

 

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