A1 Orange Shares Recent Staff Training on Texting & Driving

At A1 Orange, we believe safety is #1 and that it starts with us!  We encourage our employees, friends and family members to take a proactive approach to prevent accidents and potentially save lives. In March, Freddye Torres, A1’s Director of Operations, presented an informative safety meeting for all of the employees about the dangers of texting while driving. At the end of this article, you’ll find a PDF of A1’s PowerPoint of the presentation, links to the YouTube videos used, and a copy of our pledge form.

The statistics are terrifying and only getting worse due to the amount of distracted drivers on the road. Did you know..

  • Texting and driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash?
  • Texting while driving at 55 mph and taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds is like driving the length of a football field completely blind.

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OSHA 1910 Training Requirements Met

Before A1 Orange sends team members out to do exterior hi-rise work, they receive many hours of safety training. In February, 2018, thirty-five (35) team members attended a full-day of hi-rise safety training sponsored by the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA). Additionally, A1’s field managers are hi-rise experts and provide both informal ongoing one-on-one safety training and group sessions. Read More

OSHA Compliance Extension to Owners

If building owners meet the standard of due diligence towards anchorage certification requirements, they may be granted a compliance extension. In a November 17, 2017 Citation Guidance Memo re: OSHA 1910, OSHA has acknowledged that building owners may need additional time to comply due to the limited availability of qualified persons to inspect, test and certify anchorages for RDS use. As part of this compliance extension, OSHA will not impose fines for RDS work done on the building after November 20, 2017.

If you need assistance with this process, contact your A1 Orange service rep at (800) 874-6207 or by email.