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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Feds sue New Jersey contractor for $679K to resolve delinquent OSHA fines

February 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s Region 2, which encompasses the area where Frame Q does business and includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has an ongoing Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on fall hazards. Construction industry REPs and Local […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Study: Difficult to control respirable silica levels during chipping, crushing

February 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

There is no indication that OSHA plans to amend the silica rule because of this or any other study that came out subsequent to the agency enacting the revised standard in 2016, when it lowered the PEL and instituted other […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold

February 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

January 30, 2019

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment. While having managers be responsible for overseeing the overall safety is a critical aspect, it’s a team […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Worker killed, 2 injured in excavation collapse at North Carolina jobsite

January 24, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This incident will likely kick off an investigation by OSHA and the North Carolina Department of Labor, particularly because it included a fatality as well as injuries. OSHA, however, will investigate and impose heavy fines on a contractor even without […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Partnerships expand OSHA’s safety reach

January 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA is using alliances formed recently with both private and public sector organizations across the U.S. to get out in front of potential safety issues and focus on injury prevention rather than enforcement. In Erie, Pennsylvania, OSHA and Turner Construction […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety professionals: Wearables can help mitigate the effects of jobsite fatigue

January 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the construction industry, the problem of worker fatigue is more than just academic. The National Safety Council in October reported that 100% of the construction workers they surveyed had at least one risk factor for on-the-job fatigue and that […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New Safety Systems Aim to Improve Jobsite Safety Awareness

January 9, 2019

Via: ENR

Construction companies can’t afford to scrimp on jobsite safety because even a single accident comes at too high a price, say industry professionals and insurers. However, the growing availability of safety wearables, site sensors, exoskeletons, image-generating drones and other safety-oriented […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction Worker Deaths Fell Just 2% in 2017

December 19, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

After five consecutive years of increases in the number of construction worker deaths, construction industry fatalities in private industry fell 2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the Bureau of Labor […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New OSHA Crane Rule Spurs Training Growth

December 19, 2018

Via: ENR

With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rule for crane operation taking effect this month, the industry’s response has been less a panic over additional regulation than a sigh of relief for overdue clarifications. “The regulation is now clear […]