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12/10/2021 - Construction Safety & Health Programs

Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. Safety management at TRC helps to oversee the daily activities that take place around construction projects both ...

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  • 12/10/2021 - Construction Safety & Health Programs
    Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. Safety management at TRC helps to oversee the daily activities that take place around construction projects both large and small. With increasing inspection rates by OSHA occurring on job sites, our experts deliver daily safety meetings, conduct audits of programs and activities and interface with construction managers and subcontractors. Construction is a fast-paced industry, but that does not mean that ...
  • 11/19/2021 - OSHA & Industrial Hygiene
    One of the main priorities of any workplace is to keep its employees safe and healthy. But in practice, ensuring employee safety and health can prove difficult. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 5,250 workers died from workplace-related injuries in 2018, and 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector alone. Fortunately, proper industrial hygiene in the workplace can help. A robust industrial hygiene and chemical safety ...
  • 11/4/2021 - Lead Health Effects
    Today, workers are still being exposed to lead that leads to numerous adverse effects. Whether you need a lead based paint survey or air sampling for lead or program development, TRC professionals draw on their many years of regulatory, technical and management knowledge for the review and development of written policies and programs, to help you comply with these and other regulations. Our staff include inspectors, risk assessors, and project designers, with licenses in nearly every ...
  • 10/22/2021 - Respirable Crystalline Silica
    Did you know that over 2,300,000 workers are currently exposed to silica? TRC’s certified industrial hygiene professionals can help you identify, and control occupational health risks related to process operations and the building environment. We work as your trusted partner to understand your unique operation, identify potential sources of exposure hazards and provide engineering solutions to maintain worker exposure levels below occupational exposure limits.
  • 10/5/2021 - Hazardous Energy Tagout / Lockout
    Good hazardous energy lockout/tagout practices are critical for ensuring employee safety in industrial and manufacturing workplaces. "Lockout/tagout" refers to the processes used to make sure that high-energy machines are properly turned on and off. When these procedures aren't followed correctly, workers can experience severe injury or even death. Lockout/tagout failures are responsible for a substantial percentage of all industrial workplace injuries. However, most lockout/tagout ...
  • 9/9/2021 - 3 Steps for Preventing Falls
    Employees in the construction industry have a high risk of falls because they have exposure to many hazards as buildings are being constructed. The hazards are compounded when there are many contractors on a project. One contractor may create a hazard and employees of other contractors on the site may also be exposed. There are two primary methods of reducing fall related injuries; fall prevention and fall arrest systems. These systems are critical for keeping workers away from hazardous ...
  • 7/29/2021 - Laboratory Safety and Security
    More than 500,000 workers are employed in laboratories in the U.S., including research and development, teaching, diagnostic, and analytical laboratories. Laboratory workers may be exposed to numerous potential hazards, including chemical, biological, radiation, laser, physical, and ergonomic hazards. Laboratory work often involves changing and novel hazards that require an agile safety environment. The use of proper engineering controls, including local exhaust ventilation and containment ...
  • 7/19/2021 - What can be done to reduce falls?
    Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. Safety management at TRC helps to oversee the daily activities that take place around construction projects both large and small. With increasing inspection rates by OSHA occurring on job sites, our experts deliver daily safety meetings, conduct audits of programs and activities and interface with construction managers and subcontractors. Construction is a fast-paced industry, but that does not mean that ...
  • 6/29/2021 - Hazard Communications
    Today I would like to share some information on Health and Safety Program Development for Hazard Communications. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 7 million work-related injuries occur in the United States each year. An employee safety training program is essential for ensuring that your workers have the knowledge and skills they need to perform their duties safely. TRC professionals draw on their many years of technical and management responsibility for the review ...
  • 6/14/2021 - Machine Safeguarding
    When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place. The professionals at TRC have considerable expertise in machine safeguarding and can provide a path forward for your machine safeguarding program.
  • 5/27/2021 - Workplace Noise Surveys
    Simply stated, noise is unwanted sound. It is well documented that as sound levels increase so does hearing loss. Additionally, occupational noise, or noise in the workplace, can interfere with communication which can result in accidents (particularly around moving equipment). Workplace or industrial noise also contributes to reduced productivity and increased error rates. A workplace or industrial noise survey, testing or evaluation can help mitigate risk exposure due to noise and ...
  • 5/11/2021 - The New Age of Legionella
    The purpose of a Legionella control program is to minimize the presence of Legionella bacteria and other environmentally associated bacteria in building waterside systems and consequently reduce the potential for illnesses associated with these organisms. The mechanism to achieve the above is to limit the ecological conditions (temperature range and nutrients) and physical plant (design) operations and maintenance issues that allow the Legionella bacteria to grow and amplify. As such, ...
  • 4/20/2021 - The Importance of Industrial Hygiene
    One of the main priorities of any workplace is to keep its employees safe and healthy. But in practice, ensuring employee safety and health can prove difficult. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 5,333 workers died from workplace-related injuries in 2019, and 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector alone. Fortunately, proper industrial hygiene in the workplace can help. A robust industrial hygiene and chemical safety program ...
  • 3/29/2021 - Odor Surveys and Assessments - 2021
    If you ever had an odor or indoor air quality issue within your facility you can appreciate the difficultly in identifying the sources or causes and responding to questions from employees.
  • 3/11/2021 - Environmental Safety Assessments & EPA Interim Guidance
    Operating a company safely requires engaged leadership and a strong culture to identify and manage operational risks. TRC has been providing solutions to complex environmental, health, and safety issues for over 50 years. Our approach is simple: maximize the safety investment with a sustainable approach to deliver performance excellence.
  • 3/1/2021 - Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace
    Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can create many health issues for workers. Building occupants could develop breathing problems, cancer, skin issues, headaches, airborne infections and other health concerns. It could contribute to sick building syndrome or building-related illness (BRI) if it affects many workers.Indoor air quality concerns everyone. As a building manager, you are responsible for providing a safe, healthy and well-maintained building. Your occupants want a safe place to work. ...
  • 2/15/2021 - How Safe is Your Construction Site?
    Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 1,061 total fatalities in construction in 2019 of which more than 30% were from falls. With increasing inspection rates by OSHA occurring on job sites, our experts deliver daily safety meetings, conduct audits of programs and activities and interface with construction managers and subcontractors.
  • 1/28/2021 - Recognize & Control Industrial Hygiene Hazards
    One of the main priorities of any workplace is to keep its employees safe and healthy. But in practice, ensuring employee safety and health can prove difficult. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 5,250 workers died from workplace-related injuries in 2018, and 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector alone.
  • 1/13/2021 - Health & Safety Audits During a Pandemic
    Did you know that we can do healthy & safety audits remotely? Even during a pandemic, audits serve your company as documented assessments of your current health and safety system.
  • 12/9/2020 - Excited to Announce 1Source Acquired by TRC Companies Inc.
    We are pleased to announce that, TRC Companies ("TRC”), a leading technology-driven provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions, has acquired 1Source Safety and Health, a firm that provides management consulting services in areas such as indoor air quality, asbestos management, industrial hygiene and safety management systems.

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