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Obstructed View
OSHA issued a memo in 1987 to explain
what obstructed view means. "A simple
interpretation would be "anything" that
would "blockout" (interfere) with the overall view of the operator of the vehicle to
the rear of the vehicle, at ground level.
"Obstructed view to the rear" could include
such obstacles as any part of the vehicle such as structural members, its load
(gravel, dirt, rip-rap), its height relative to
ground level viewing, damage to windows
or side mirrors, etc. used for rearview movement of the vehicle. In addition, it could
include restricted visibility due to weather
conditions such as heavy fog, or work being
done after dark, without proper lighting." In
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a spotter keeping eyes on the path to be
traveled, rear-view camera(s), rear-facing
sensors, or a backup alarm.

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Training
The OSHA Training Institute Region 1
Education Center will offer a one-day Work
Zone Safety course (NCSH 461) on
December 19, 2018 at Mohegan Sun Public
Safety Building in Uncasville. For info or to
register, call 1-800-449-OSHA or see details
at http://oshaedne.com/ncsh-461/.

Summary
Struck by hazards from equipment with
limited view to the rear can be controlled.
That control comes about through management commitment to safety, strong policies
and procedures, worker training, high visibility safety apparel, proper use of spotters,897509_Call.indd
and technology such as cameras, sensors
and backup alarms.

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CONNstruction - Winter 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Winter 2018

Fleet Tracking with Telematics
Don’t Let Vibration Damages Shake You
Trenching and Excavation Safety
Preventing Runovers and Backovers in Work Zones and Construction Sites
If OSHA Knocks, How Do You Respond?
Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
2018 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Dinner
Connecticut Road Builder Association Dinner
YCF Yard Goat Baseball/BBQ & Fall Membership Meeting
OSHA-CCIA-ConnOSHA Annual Safety Alliance Conference & Press Conference
A Blue Light for Safety
“If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to More Than Homeland Security
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Intro
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - cover1
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - cover2
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 3
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 4
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 5
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - A Blue Light for Safety
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - “If You See Something, Say Something” Applies to More Than Homeland Security
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Fleet Tracking with Telematics
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 9
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 10
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 11
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Don’t Let Vibration Damages Shake You
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 13
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Trenching and Excavation Safety
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 15
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 16
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 17
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Preventing Runovers and Backovers in Work Zones and Construction Sites
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 20
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 21
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - If OSHA Knocks, How Do You Respond?
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 24
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 25
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Outing
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - 2018 AGC/CT Industry Recognition Dinner
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - Connecticut Road Builder Association Dinner
CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - OSHA-CCIA-ConnOSHA Annual Safety Alliance Conference & Press Conference
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - cover3
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - outsert1
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CONNstruction - Winter 2018 - outsert3
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