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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Fall, trenching & hazmat hazards: safety violations across the USA

April 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

A fatal fall, hazmat exposure and trenching hazards are among the workplace conditions that resulted in federal and state OSHA violations in recent cases. California fines contractor after worker fatally injured California OSHA issued four citations and $67,500 in penalties […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to Minimize the Risk of Disruption on the Construction Site

April 17, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction projects run on strict deadlines, keeping up with client demands, weather changes, missing supplies, and other problems to complete on schedule. A disruption can throw a figurative wrench into the works, making the job that much harder. What are […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Three NYC construction workers die in one week

April 15, 2019

Via: ISHN

Three New York City construction workers died last week at three different worksites – two as the result of struck-by incidents. In Brooklyn, news sources report that 34 year-old Gregory Echevarria was killed when part of a crane he was […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC construction worker fatally struck by stone slab

April 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has requirements for the assembly of all types of scaffolding, including suspended systems like the one reportedly used by Vlad. As a general rule, suspended scaffolding systems are supposed to be anchored only to stable building components capable of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction fall fatalities still highest among all industries: What more can we do?

April 11, 2019

Via: ISHN

Falls are the leading cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. In 2017, there were 366 fall fatalities out of 971 total fatalities in construction. According to the CPWR, from 2011-2015, 61% of fatal […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA slaps $106K on Georgia contractor’s trenching hazards

April 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA said it conducted the investigation as part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation. Under the NEP, OSHA inspectors increase enforcement at excavation and trenching jobsites. Since these types of projects can begin and end […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Construction Site

March 27, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer, making it one of the most dangerous threats on the construction site. CO is odorless, meaning that whether it’s present on its own or among other “regular” gases and smells, it’s utterly undetectable. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Overlooked work safety practices that lead to falls

March 7, 2019

Via: ISHN

According to OSHA, one in five deaths in 2017 were in construction with what it calls the “Fatal Four.” These are accidents in construction caused by falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between. The first overlooked worksite safety practice […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold

February 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. […]