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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction groups encourage vaccines as they decry OSHA mandate

November 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s vaccine mandate would make all businesses with 100 workers or more face fines — with a maximum penalty of $13,653 per violation and willful or repeated violations carrying a $136,532 maximum per violation — if their employees do not […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractor CentiMark Contests What It Sees as a ‘Gotcha’ OSHA Fall Protection Penalty

November 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Walter Visage was in a car down at street level outside the Pittsburgh manufacturing building used by W.W. Paterson, a manufacturer of towing and lifting equipment, when he spotted someone on the roof. It was 8 a.m. on Jan. 9, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

November 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The ETS faced challenges even before its publication in the Federal Register. Twenty-four attorneys general signed a letter Sept. 16 promising legal action against the federal government should the mandate come to pass. The letter argued that the mandate could […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA seeks public input to gather diverse perspectives and expertise

November 1, 2021

Via: ISHN

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Workers in outdoor and indoor work settings without adequate climate-controlled environments are at risk of hazardous […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

US Department of Labor initiates rulemaking to protect workers, outdoors and indoors, from heat hazards amid rising temperatures

October 28, 2021

Via: ISHN

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Workers in outdoor and indoor work settings without adequate climate-controlled environments are at risk of hazardous […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Spurred by Collapse, Group Calls For Recertification of Florida’s Existing Buildings

October 28, 2021

Via: ENR

To help avoid another building disaster, such as the June 24 partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South residential condominium in Surfside, Florida legislators should establish statewide mandatory structural recertification inspections and whole-building safety inspections for most existing buildings of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Starts Heat Safety Rulemaking Process, Seeks Comments

October 27, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking comments on future rules on workplace heat hazards that will affect construction and other industries. OSHA, part of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, published its advance notice of proposed rulemaking for […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

6 Steps to Building Safer Construction Sites

October 25, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites are dangerous places. Safety hazards lurk around every corner. This is evident by the high rate of occupational fatalities and injuries that occur each year in construction. Falls, electrocutions, heavy equipment rollovers, and collapsing scaffolding are just a […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The 6 largest OSHA fines of the third quarter of 2021

October 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has wrapped up its latest quarter of fines for the period from July through September. Some contractors were penalized hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the highest fine totaling over $1 million, for a variety of violations ranging from […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

October 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Members of the group represent the five chapters throughout Florida that make up the statewide association. They are: Mike Gruber – ECS Limited Jonathan Knudsen – Universal Engineering Mark LeBlanc – Specialty Engineering Consultants Steven Lockhart – Finfrock Noman McMillan […]