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OSHA steps up enforcement on infrastructure jobs

OSHA plans to focus on roads, bridges, airports, rail, ports and power and water systems in the coming years, Ketcham said at an American Bar Association meeting in March. OSHA will be also be promoting safety helmets and suicide prevention, since the suicide rate in construction is much higher than other industries.

Per Ketcham, the agency realizes that the infusion of federal money into construction will result in bids from smaller companies, which often lack the safety resources that larger and more established firms have. To help address this gap, OSHA developed the webpage to help less-resourced companies that will be working on infrastructure projects.

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