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Category: Hazards


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. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Worker killed, 2 injured in excavation collapse at North Carolina jobsite

January 24, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This incident will likely kick off an investigation by OSHA and the North Carolina Department of Labor, particularly because it included a fatality as well as injuries. OSHA, however, will investigate and impose heavy fines on a contractor even without […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Partnerships expand OSHA’s safety reach

January 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA is using alliances formed recently with both private and public sector organizations across the U.S. to get out in front of potential safety issues and focus on injury prevention rather than enforcement. In Erie, Pennsylvania, OSHA and Turner Construction […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety professionals: Wearables can help mitigate the effects of jobsite fatigue

January 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the construction industry, the problem of worker fatigue is more than just academic. The National Safety Council in October reported that 100% of the construction workers they surveyed had at least one risk factor for on-the-job fatigue and that […]