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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA considering changes to silica standard

August 19, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA may “broaden the circumstances” under which certain employers would be permitted to comply with its Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, according to a request for information and comment issued by the agency last week. Specifically, OSHA is looking […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Safety is hot keynote topic at AAMA Fall Conference

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk (shown above), motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA to phase out ladder cages and wells

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

There’s going to be some big changes in the fall safety industry. In 2017, OSHA published new regulations regarding fixed ladders that will shape how workers are protected for years to come. First of all, the ruling from OSHA 1910.28(b)(9) […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hensel Phelps secures FAA waiver to fly drones over populated construction sites

July 31, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It would be useful to most contractors to be able to fly drones over their jobsites while activity is in full swing, allowing them to make more observations of the work in progress, the number of people on site and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Engineers implement system to improve practices through reporting of failures

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. review panel, according to ENR, won’t be limited to just engineers. It will also include lawyers, code officials and others in the construction industry, presumably who cover all the potential issues that could arise from a reported incident. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Clark employee killed, four others injured at university jobsite

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Large contractors like Clark typically have safety policies and procedures in place to protect against accidents. On the Clark website, a general company statement says that Clark is “committed to safety above all else.” The federal OSHA database indicates that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Employer or employee: Who’s to blame for OSHA violations?

July 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Although Sarasota, Florida-based Crown Roofing has been subject to multiple OSHA inspections on its project sites during the last four years, company executives say they are not completely at fault. The firm has contested the more than $500,000 in fines […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Highway construction workers urged to get certified in safety

July 24, 2019

Via: ISHN

Three major transportation construction contractors are challenging their peers to reach a goal that could save lives: have at least 25 of their employees each year earn a Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) credential. Nearly 50,000 people are […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Here’s how to achieve a zero-injury jobsite

July 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Out of the more than 4,500 workers who were killed at work in 2016, one in five of them died on a construction site. It’s a grim reminder that faulty safety processes can be deadly. Also at stake: your company’s […]