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.
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.
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.