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Rick Marshall
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“Ground Conditions for Construction Plant” document from the UK Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) – Available at http://www.cpa.uk.net/

Watch how your new USACE contracts are written, as they will soon indentify (if not already) this version (2014) of the EM-385-1-1 as the project safety requirements.  Get ahead of the curve  . . . . now!
http://www.usace.army.mil/SafetyandOccupationalHealth/EM38511,2008BeingRevised.aspx

This link (also on the page above) is a power point presentation of the highlights of the new changes made.  However this does not cover all of the changes ? so make sure you read the actual sections.

http://www.usace.army.mil/Portals/2/docs/Safety/EM%20385-1-1,%202014%20Sections/SAFETY_EM_IMPLEMENTATION2015.pdf

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WEBSITES:

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
https://www.osha.gov/

US Army Corps of Engineers – Safety & Health
http://www.usace.army.mil/SafetyandOccupationalHealth.aspx

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
http://www.nccco.org/

Work Safe British Columbia
http://www.worksafebc.com/default.asp?_ga=1.182618470.158132245.1421344400

The Federation of Piling Specialists
http://www.fps.org.uk/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
http://www.samhsa.gov/

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
http://www.ccohs.ca/

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
http://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

OSHA Letters of Interpretation
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=21693 OSHA standards addressing hoisting personnel into and out of drilled shafts with a drill rig.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=20656 OSHA standards addressing mobile crane-hoisted boatswain chairs.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=22589 Boatswains’ chair; hoisting personnel;

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=20538 The use of cranes to lower employees into drilled pier foundations.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=19106 Drilling and pile driving operations.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=25000 Safety chain requirements for pile driving hammer hoses

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24799 Will a caution tape or rope perimeter satisfy the requirement in Subpart N, §1926.550(a)(9), for a barricade around a crane’s swing radius? Does OSHA require specific protection for cable terminal connectors on portable welders?

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=18638 Barricading Swing Radius of Backhoes

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24558 Whether the swing radius of an excavator has to be barricaded.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=20402 Variance from the guarding requirements within the swing radius areas of the superstructure of the crane.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24798 When personal fall protection is used at a drill shaft, is a warning line also required?

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=28733: Clarification of the term controlling entity and responsibility for ground conditions for safe crane operations.