Oregon OSHA Construction Depot Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

May 23, 2017

Construction Q&A: Aluminum ladders at construction sites

Q: We are a steel erection company and, for the last few years, we have been using only fiberglass extension and step ladders, but we have a few aluminum ladders in storage in our shop. Is there a rule regarding the use of aluminum ladders? I almost never see them used on job sites any more.

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aluminum ladder

 Gasmet portable monitor from Oregon OSHA's lab 

An introduction to personal exposure monitoring

Get the answers to these questions:

What is personal exposure monitoring?

Why is personal exposure monitoring important?

Who can do personal exposure monitoring?

How is personal exposure monitoring done?

What Oregon OSHA rules require exposure monitoring?

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What you should know about radiofrequency radiation

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation, a type of non-ionizing radiation, refers to energy that transmits wireless information with frequencies from three kilohertz (kHz) to 300 megahertz (MHz).

RF energy is essential for telecommunications services such as radio and television broadcasts, cellphones, microwave point-to-point links, and satellite communications.

Low-level RF radiation is not considered hazardous. However, at the levels produced by telecommunication equipment, it can pose a health risk for workers.

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