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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Federal Highway Administration updates bridge inspection standards

May 16, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will update the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges with a new rule that goes into effect on June 6. The new rule was issued by FHWA on May 6. According to the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

FHWA Revamps Bridge Inspection Standards

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

After years of drafting and reviews, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a final rule that updates and revises its highway bridge inspection standards for the first time since 2009. The new regulation, published in the Federal Register on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Robust equipment, safety plan upgrades key to reducing fall fatalities

May 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction managers don’t have a silver bullet approach at their disposal to prevent onsite falls. Instead, protective gear needs to fit the unique scenarios and structural considerations for each specific jobsite, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

8 fundamental questions construction firms must answer to create an effective integrated safety program

May 9, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction has a massive safety problem — and it’s costing firms untold losses in injuries, workers’ compensation and lost productivity. In fact, the cost of all construction injuries in the United States in 2019 was $171 billion according to the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Georgia DOT urges safety in construction zones

April 29, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The summer travel is starting soon, which means there will be more cars on Georgia highways. Along with the increase in traffic, there are several big construction projects happening, including the 1-95 and I-16 interchange. The Georgia Department of Transportation […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Report: Construction workers on the front lines of climate change risks

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

According to the LAO report, California faces five major hazards resulting from climate change: Higher temperatures and extreme heat. More frequent and intense drought. Increased flood risk. Worsening wildfires. Coastal flooding and erosion. It suggests that taking preemptive steps to […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back. OSHA […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Moves to Oust Arizona Worker Safety Enforcement, Administer Federal Standards

April 20, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor is moving to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan and bring the state under federal standards as it says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements in a “pattern of failures.” […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA cites Florida construction contractor after fatal incident

April 19, 2022

Via: ISHN

A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater, Florida found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Here comes the sun: OSHA launches new program for heat safety

April 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Between 2011 and 2019, 344 people died from work-related heat exposure, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Roughly 42%, or 144, of those fatalities were of workers in construction, repair or cleaning. Between 2015 and 2020, […]