From Tim S. Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator/Cooperative and State Programs, US DOL/OSHA
The next safety stand down for Region I is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and will cover working with Cut Off Saws which will be beneficial to the Construction and Landscaping industries which frequently use these tools. The “Cut-It-Out” Region I Stand Down is being presented as a direct result of local accidents involving Cut-Off Saws resulting in severe injuries, including amputations and in at least one case a fatality. The material provided and format is similar to other recent Regional Stand Downs where the foreman or supervisor can utilize the training materials as a tool box talk. I am requesting you to forward this email and attachments to your distribution list within the Construction and Landscaping industries, although other may apply, request their participation and encourage them to complete the course evaluation after the training has been completed.
|OSHA Region I|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 13, 2016|
|Time:||Start anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.|
|Duration:||Expected between 30 minutes and one hour depending on location size|
|Location:||Buildings, landscaping projects and construction sites throughout New England|
|Sponsor:||OSHA Region I – Cooperative and State Programs|
|Contact:||Timothy S. Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator 617-565-9807
Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist 617-565-6924
OSHA Region I Cooperative and State Programs and the Area Offices are working with our State Partners, Alliances, Partnerships, Voluntary Protection Programs and SHARP companies have scheduled a Safety Awareness for Cut-Off Saws Training “Cut-it-Out” Day on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, starting anytime between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Mission Description: During the allotted time frame of the “Cut-it-out,” each participating company will designate an individual to provide a group safety training component involving employees on their project/location. In addition, the company will review its site and identify hazards related to Cut-Off Saws which could be reduced through engineering controls or PPE. Participating organizations will be asked to document training and inspections via their own internal attendance sheets and complete a course evaluation to assist in determining of the effectiveness of this event. Please coordinate the totals for your facility/location or site and have one course evaluation completed per facility/location or site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GLM8JY3
Information Provided: Working Safer and Smarter with Power Cut-Off Saws booklet by High Performance Diamond Technology, Cut-Off Saw Safety Tool Box Talk by WorkSafe. Concrete Construction Magazine Safety Article reprint – http://www.concreteconstruction.net/products/general-construction-equipment/safety-with-saws_o , and OSHA Letter of Interpretation are provided electronically and will be posted on the Safety Training and Inspection Days – New England Facebook page two weeks prior to training date. The material provided is recommended but are not required to be used. In addition, links to other educational videos and training sites are attached; AGC Cut-Off saw safety Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXuHDiUPGCI , Cut-Off Machine Safety, Maintenance and Operation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eWNI9v5mz0 . Special thanks to AGC America, www.WorkSafeCenter.com, www.concreteconstruction.net and High Performance Diamond Technology Ltd.