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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

One company, two worksites, same fall protection violations

December 7, 2018

Via: ISHN

OSHA has cited Derek Williams – operating as Elo Restoration Inc. – for exposing employees to fall hazards at two separate worksites in St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, Florida. The roofing contractor faces $116,551 in penalties. OSHA initiated an inspection […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weekly toll: Three weeks of death on the job

December 4, 2018

Via: ISHN

Excuse the length of this depressing exercise, but I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and unlike me, workplace death takes no vacation. The usual falls, machinery deaths, vehicle accidents. Also several sanitation workers lost their lives over the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Mitigate risk with construction site monitoring

November 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction jobsite theft costs the industry up to $1 billion each year and US businesses spend more than $170 billion dollars annually on work-related injuries. Adding cloud-managed construction cameras to remotely view and record jobsite activity could be the key […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Cal/OSHA cites firm in trench death, proposes $141K fine

November 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Currently, there are 22 U.S. states and territories including California that choose to administer their own worker safety and health plans. These programs must be approved by OSHA and meet or exceed the agency’s standards. After approval, OSHA also continues […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Releases Final Crane Rule

November 21, 2018

Via: ENR

The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration published the final version of its new crane rule on Nov. 9, which covers training and certification for crane operators. The rule is a revision of a draft version published in May 2018, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSH enforcement across the USA

November 20, 2018

Via: ISHN

From east to west, north to south, both federal OSHA and state-level agencies stay busy conducting investigations and issuing citations to companies who violate safety regulations. This review of recent cases indicates a variety of citations issued, for confined space, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

3 Ways to Stay Safe Around Heavy Equipment

November 14, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Approaching the topic of workplace safety around heavy equipment might feel tiring to you if you’ve spent any number of years working in the construction field or any related line of work where equipment is present. Safety reminders are many […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New York City’s new construction safety requirements are delayed

November 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

New York City’s new construction safety law will be pushed back at least six months. The new law, passed by the City Council last year, requires all construction workers to have completed 30 hours of safety training by Dec. 1. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC charges construction supers in mini crane accident

November 13, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

New York City’s DOB has specific procedures in place for mini crane use, including submission of a permit application and detailed plans, as well as proof of operator and rigging crew certification. According to the DOB, a crane is considered […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Which hazards top OSHA’s 10 most-cited safety violations list?

November 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some things never change, and that can be said for almost all of the entries on OSHA’s 2018 top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list. In fact, eight of the most violated standards by all industries were on last year’s […]