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Springtime is Here! - OSHA Regulations Change Information

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  
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By Butch Chapman, Jenkintown Building Services

For most window cleaning companies, springtime is our busiest season. It’s the time when we bring in new hires for the upcoming season and the time that we do most of our new employee training.

With the new OSHA 1910.30 Training Requirements, the deadline for all employers to train their employees on fall and equipment hazards is May 17th. This makes spring an extremely important time for our company – and everyone in the window cleaning industry – to have all employees go through and receive documented industry safety training.


Our company is taking advantage of the Campus IWCA online safety training, by signing up all of our newly-hired employees for the upcoming season. We recently purchased our first 10 Learner Pack through the IWCA website.


We feel this training is not only good for our new employees, but also a good way to refresh our experienced window cleaners as well.


In addition to the Campus IWCA, we also requested from the IWCA to have

Stefan Bright and the IWCA Regional Safety Training come to our area, Philadelphia, to provide hands-on training on April 28, 2017.


This hands-on instruction will be a day of industry-specific training – window cleaning – touching on all three items recently newly regulated by OSHA: fall protection training, ladders, and rope descent systems. This safety training is one of a kind and the only place a professional window cleaner can receive the latest industry safety education.

 

Our company has attended the IWCA hands-on trainings in the past and the sessions have always been a great experience for our employees. They learn a lot and come away with a great deal of industry knowledge.


We believe that the investment we make training our employees not only helps keep them safe, but also helps with employee retention, as they see our commitment to them and to their safety.


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