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Used Equipment Safety

CEO Corner

Many business owners/equipment owners buy used equipment to supplement their inventory. Although quality used equipment can be a very useful addition, it can also be detrimental to a company’s business risk if it is below standard or defective, potentially leading to liability post-accident, with the resulting OSHA citations, OSHA fines, and civil suits.

It’s important to know about ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. Owners of the equipment have onerous inspection responsibilities which need to be carried out by a ‘qualified person’.

Is a ‘qualified person’ assessing the condition of your equipment?

Kevin O'Shea
Director of Safety and Training

Thanksgiving Fire Prevention Safety

Safety Talk Tuesday

Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

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1926.20 - General safety and health provisions

OSHA regulation

The use of any machinery, tool, material, or equipment which is not in compliance with any applicable requirement of this part is prohibited.

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MCAA members can purchase safety products including gloves, harnesses, and more at significant discounts through the MCAA Safety Marketplace.

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