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Category: Hazards


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, 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, 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, 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 […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Ins & Outs of the OSHA Whistleblower Program

November 7, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

It takes a brave individual to seek justice for the wrongs conducted on a worksite. Workers typically become whistleblowers after suffering retaliation from an employer that did not take favorably to being approached about an issue. In the construction industry, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Carpenter accidentally fires nail gun at his own arm; company cited

November 5, 2018

Via: ISHN

Nail gun safety came into focus during a recent Cal/OSHA investigation of an April 17 accident at a Lake Forest worksite in which a carpenter was seriously injured. The worker, who was using an air pressure-powered nail gun to frame […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Questions linger about platforms suspended from cranes, derricks standard

October 22, 2018

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has received two key questions since the publication of ANSI/ASSP A10.28-2018, Safety Requirements for Work Platforms Suspended from Cranes or Derricks, which applies to platforms that companies suspend from the load lines of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Reducing the hazards of concrete drilling

October 22, 2018

Via: ISHN

Drilling into concrete can be dusty, loud, and physically exhausting. It also can expose workers to silica dust from sand and rock, which can damage the lungs if inhaled. Drilling also exposes workers to hand vibration and noise at levels […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Fighting the Fatal Four: OSHA-Based Solutions to Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

October 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

At first glance, the concept of the “fatal four” may sound like a scare tactic implemented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep construction workers on their toes. However, these four hazards accounted for nearly 64% of […]