Fall Protection: Meeting the USACE’s Requirements

Anyone who has worked at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project understands how much emphasis the corps places on safety. Fall protection offers a great example. Central to this effort are the specific training and retraining requirements for fall protection users, competent persons, and qualified persons. For example, beginning at the end of May, 2016, anyone serving as a fall protection competent person on a USACE project needs to have … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson March 29, 2016
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The Engineer Says: “Excavation is Safe.” Is it?

Is an Excavation Safe Because a Soil Engineer Says It Is? Would you work at the toe of a nine-foot vertical wall of dirt with no protective system? Hopefully your answer is 'no.' But what if you received a letter from a soils engineer who had evaluated the composition of the dirt and declared it safe? What if the engineer (his stamp on the letter) asserted that, "The near vertical cut consists of very dense glacial till which can remain stable … [Read more...]

Jim Johnson July 8, 2014
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