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White Papers by Emilcott

  • Respirator Inspection Checklist with Proper Donning & Doffing Steps

    An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect against environments with inadequate oxygen, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases and sprays. They can also protect hospital personnel against...
  • Ladder Inspection Checklist

    The importance of inspection and proper use of ladders is often minimized because ladders are common tools around the house and on the job site. Statistics Concerning Ladder Dangers + According to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder deaths. Each...
  • Ladder Inspection Checklist

    The importance of inspection and proper use of ladders is often minimized because ladders are common tools around the house and on the job site. Statistics Concerning Ladder Dangers + According to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder deaths. Each...
  • Glossary of Terms

    Specific terms and acronyms are commonplace in documents that are required for construction work or environmental investigations and remediation. It is often difficult to keep all of these terms and acronyms straight. Emilcott’s “Glossary of Common Terms” will help by providing: + A...
  • Fire Preparation Checklist

    Although October is Fire Prevention Month, it is important to have fire safety in mind all year round. This three-part checklist is a great starting point to ensuring that your company has a preventative plan in place in case of an emergency. Completing this checklist will not only ensure the...
  • Air Monitoring Glossary of Terms

    There are a number of regulations and initiatives that require owners, engineers and/or contractors to conduct air monitoring in order to not disrupt the surrounding community. To understand the aspects of air monitoring and the standards in which air monitoring takes place, Emilcott's...
  • Top 10 Essentials: Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan

    Perimeter Air Monitoring Plans (PAMP) are an essential part of a successful remediation, demolition, construction project, or any project associated with the disturbance of contaminated soils or building materials. They provide guidance for alarming, engineering controls, quality objectives,...
  • Top 10 Things Needed in a Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan

    Site Specific Health and Safety Plans are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and requested by Construction Managers, Property Owners, Developers, and General Contractors. Writing a plan that meets the regulatory requirements and is approved by the owner of...
  • Scaffold Inspection Checklist

    The BLS reported that in 2009, 54 fatalities as a result of scaffold failures. OSHA requires scaffold inspection by the competent person every day that employees will be working on the scaffold. OSHA Scaffolding Definition: Means any temporary elevated platform (supported or suspended)...
  • Preventing Falls in Construction

    The National Safety Stand-Down, June 2-6, is a voluntary event for employers to reinforce the importance of fall prevention and recognition of fall hazards to their employees. OSHA is partnering with key EHS organizations to sponsor this week long stand-down and raise awareness and prevention of...
  • Training Needs Assessment Tool

    re you in charge of employee training but don’t know where to start? Are you concerned about workplace accidents or worker compensation insurance rates? This Training Needs Assessment Tool is designed to help you determine which employees need health and safety training to meet regulatory...
  • What Employers Need To Know When Implementing A First-Aid Training Program

    OSHA maintains that a workplace first-aid program is part of a comprehensive safety and health management system that includes the following four essential elements: Management Leadership and Employee Involvement Worksite Analysis Hazard Prevention and Control Safety and Health...
  • Guide to Identifying RCRA (Hazardous) Waste

    With this guide, determine if you have a hazardous waste that is regulated under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Once you have determined that you have a solid waste and it could be regulated by the EPA as a RCRA hazardous waste,...
  • Guideline for Inspecting Portable Fire Extinguishers for OSHA Requirements

    OSHA 29 CFR 1910,157 is very specific regarding placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for the use of employees. Unless your facility meets the exemptions criteria the general requirements are: •The employer shall provide portable fire extinguishers...
  • Guide for Completing a General Laboratory Chain of Custody Form

    Learn how to properly fill out a CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORM FOR GENERAL LABORATORIES including: • Completing Client Information & properly identifying the sampling company • Providing up-to-date project name and/or P.O. number • Identifying the proper turn around time (TAT) • Clearly...
  • Guide to Forklift Safety Basics and Daily Operator's Checklist

    Employers who require employees to operate forklifts will benefit from our Guide to Forklift Safety Basics and Daily Operator's Checklist. This at-a-glance fact sheet will give some ground rules for understanding the requirements for operating a forklift safely. It includes a daily safety...
  • Excavation Checklist for Contractors’ Competent Persons

    OSHA requires each contractor to have a competent person who will inspect the excavation each day before anyone enters it. The reason for this is to ensure that the excavation walls do not collapse in on personnel inside the excavation thereby burying them. In order to show that the inspection...
  • Employer Guideline for Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment

    Most small businesses have tight budgets. Knowing where dollars must be allocated helps maintain a strong bottom line. Some areas of employer responsibility remain grey, such as who is responsible for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) that is required on the job—the employer or the...
  • Calculating OSHA Injury Illness Incidence Rates

    Download our Guide to calculating recordable injury and illness rates. This guide will help you understand how to calculate recordable incident rates for completing the OSHA 300 Log. It is also a useful tool to help you evaluate the safety performance of your facility. The Guide...