Staying competent with OSHA, EPA or other agency regulations can be difficult and sometimes exasperating. This can be particularly challenging when the people charged with their enforcement are sometimes a little fuzzy about their interpretation and application.
After determining worker exposure to noise, intervention may be needed to reduce noise exposures to allowable levels. There are three general ways to reduce to noise exposure, which are as follows (in order of preference):
The plaintiff, an experienced truck driver working for a new transportation company, drove his rig into a facility to unload the contents. After unloading his tanker, he hooked up the complimentary automatic rinsing apparatus, provided by the receiving facility (host).
Analysis of a case where the plaintiff, a truck driver attempted to unload a polyethylene drum of a chemical, weighing approximately 700 pounds, from a pallet placed on the trailer bed by a facility forklift operator.
The plaintiff's estate, filed lawsuit for the death of a company official that was killed from a fall when the stairs collapsed in a building he was walking through to observe existing asbestos containing materials, in preparation to complete a bid.
Analysis of a case where the plaintiff, an engineer doing boiler flue stack gas sampling/analyzing, ran backwards as he was winding up his plastic tubing and fell into an open storm water ditch that received hot water from a boiler continuous blow down line.
Analysis of a case where the plaintiff, an employee of a residential contractor, was seriously injured from electrical shock when he contacted an overhead 7,200 volt electrical line while handling the rigging cable from a hydraulic boom crane operated by another contractor.
Analysis of a case where the plaintiff, a laborer working for an asbestos removal contractor, was injured when he fell while removing transite, asbestos containing concrete siding panels, from a barn.