In Feb. 2003, the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced their alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for workers who apply and work with sealant, waterproofing and restoration products.

SWR Institute is committed to promoting safe practices in the workplace and jobsite. In addition, SWR Institute is working with OSHA to educate members by providing timely information about how to protect employees.

OSHA has developed a Web page exclusively for the SWR Institute and the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry. This page is a great resource that contains many links that are helpful in your day-to-day business, including eTools, a stand-alone interactive training tool that features a specific topic; links to Safety and Health Topic pages; and Expert Advisors, a resource on best practices on the jobsite, which is updated as new information comes available. Sample topics include: silica and lead exposure, fall protection and confined space protocol. Plus you can download OSHA presentations from previous SWR Institute Fall Technical and Annual Meetings.

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Recent News & Events

OSHA renews alliance with Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute

Fall Hazard Awareness Course for the Construction Industry - Webinar Recording

If you weren't able to participate in the webinar or you did participate and want to share with others, click here for the webinar recording of the Fall Hazard Awareness Course for the Construction Industry.

SWR Institute is supporting OSHA in their efforts to promote a Safety Stand-Down by hosting a webinar course on Fall Hazard Awareness. The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012. Falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry each year.

Success Stories

George D. Alan Works with OSHA to Promote Worker Safety and Health . OSHA. June 2007; updated October 2010. Through the OSHA and SWR Institute Alliance, OSHA collaborated with The George D. Alan Company to highlight the company's continued progress with safety and health three years after completing the work with the Texas On-Site Consultation program. After the development of a Safety and Health Manual, the company has reduced Workers Compensation and experienced two years with out a lost time incident.

 

Safety Articles from Member Briefs

  Site Specific Safety Plans
  Slips, Trips and Falls
  Heat Stress – PROTECT YOURSELF
  Scaffolding: Structures That Are Built In a Day
  Beating the Heat
  SWR Institute and OSHA Alliance Update

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks downloads are a ready resource that you and your company can use in training your employees in regards to safety.  The topics that are covered  are written by experienced individuals who know the proper methods to ensure a safe workplace.  The Institute along with it's Safety Committee has committed consdierable effort in developing these Toolbox Talks and the promotion of safety.   Click here , to download all Toolbox Talks.

SWR Institute Safety and Health Manual Available Online

SWR Institute Health and Safety Manual now available online.
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