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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NY’s Carlos’ Law hikes penalties for jobsite safety crimes

January 27, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Under the new legislation, a contractor is guilty of criminal corporate liability for the death or injury of a worker when it negligently, recklessly, intentionally or knowingly causes the death or serious physical injury of its employees while they are […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Empower workers to speak up about jobsite hazards

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Last week, Associated General Contractors of America’s health and safety conference offered attendees training and tips on how to walk the tightrope of creating an effective safety program. Here are some of the key takeaways from presenters. Empower workers to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ohio roofing contractor gets 8th citation for exposing workers to deadly fall hazards

January 19, 2023

Via: ISHN

For the eighth time since 2016, federal safety inspectors found the owner of a Martin, Ohio roofing company exposed roofers and other workers to the construction industry’s leading cause of death – falls from elevation – by failing to provide […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

3 steps to improve highway work zone safety

December 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Road work zones are hazardous. Workers and flaggers who build and protect our roadways are not the only ones at risk. Many motorists and pedestrians also die in accidents involving temporary work zones each year. With speed limits creeping upward […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Why workers fail to wear PPE

December 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

No one wants an unsafe workplace, but it’s easy for employees to forget how important things like hard hats, hand protection and reflective gear can be. That’s especially true if they find the equipment or clothing hot, if it limits […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA fines Arkansas contractor $287K for confined space deaths

December 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2020 that 1,030 workers died in confined space incidents from 2011 to 2018, Of those, 61 died in sewers, manholes and storm drains. Employers must test confined spaces in pre-entry planning to find […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Proposed Emissions Reporting Rule Could Frustrate Federal Contractors, Groups Say

November 17, 2022

Via: ENR

A Biden administration proposal focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions among federal contractors has raised the ire of some construction groups, who worry that firms that fail to properly comply could be barred from bidding on federal projects. The Federal […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction industry confronting job hazards with smart technology and cutting-edge PPE

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction work remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States in 2022. Potential hazards abound, from falling objects to dangers involving footing, balance, and the inability to adequately see and hear. Most job sites are replete with […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Face OSHA Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Suffolk Construction and a subcontractor face a combined $691,000 in proposed federal safety penalties stemming from a wall collapse during demolition work on a shuttered power plant in South Boston that left a trio of workers injured, one seriously. The […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The death toll in construction hasn’t changed in the past decade, raising important questions about the effectiveness of OSHA and what it would take to save more lives, according to an analysis by Construction Dive. Workers continue to die at […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA: Philadelphia contractor’s history of exposing workers to deadly fall hazards continues

November 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

A Philadelphia framing contractor faces $269,594 in proposed penalties after the company was again found exposing employees to deadly fall hazards at a residential worksite in the city’s Roxborough section on April 21, 2022. OSHA inspected Max Contractors Inc. in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Preventing injuries and incidents by addressing fatigue

October 27, 2022

Via: ISHN

Sleep is a vital part of the day and when you add in heavy machinery operation, the need is even more pronounced. Many construction crews and engineers work on-call or extend their shifts longer than eight hours. While these workers […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Michigan OSHA launches emphasis program to reduce heat hazards

October 27, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has introduced a State Emphasis Program to help identify and reduce exposures to indoor and outdoor heat-related hazards in the workplace. “Whether you’re working indoors or outdoors, hot and humid conditions can […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Probes Fatality at NJ Temple Project Cited for 2021 Labor Violations

October 24, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is investigating the death of a contractor foreman on the Robbinsville, N.J., project of the BAPS Hindu sect, a 160-site site that includes what the sect said is its largest temple […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Top 10 Construction Industry OSHA Violations – 2022

October 13, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 through September 2022). Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards from the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 best practices for improving construction worker safety

October 6, 2022

Via: ISHN

Across the U.S, there are nearly 10 million people working in almost 3.8 million construction businesses daily. Although their work is essential to keep the economy thriving, their tasks come with certain hazards. They often work under unfavorable weather conditions, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Understand your jobsite safety climate strengths & weaknesses

October 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

Refugio Alvarez. Eric Buschard. Rebecca Klein. Aaron Boggs. Four safety and health professionals from across the country who share a common bond: all enthusiastically use a free safety climate assessment and improvement tool created by CPWR – The Center for […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weather monitors gather real-time heat stress readings on your jobsite

September 23, 2022

Via: ISHN

It’s paramount to know the exact temperature on your jobsite to protect workers in hot conditions. At higher temperatures, a change of even a few degrees can be a warning sign that you need to alter their workday activities to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]