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Riggio Valve is a family-owned small business in Bayonne, New Jersey, that improved its safety and health program with support from OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program.
Many Americans work in trenches installing and repairing utility lines to ensure our modern conveniences are always available. It is critical for these workers to know how to stay safe.
Over one-third of construction fatalities occurred due to falls from elevation in 2016. Falls are preventable.
Photo credit: IMRC 2016
As an 11-year veteran of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and a member of MSHA’s Mine Emergency Unit since 2007, I have responded to a number of mine fires and explosio