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Category: Regulations


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Michigan fines 12 construction-related businesses for COVID-19 violations

September 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The citations that MIOSHA issued included: Failure to maintain social distancing when possible. Failure to require face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained. Not having a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Failure to designate a COVID-19 workplace supervisor. Not […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

General contractor on deadly Amazon project has previous minor OSHA run-ins

September 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Conlan for comments on its previous OSHA inspections and the latest case in Suffolk but did not receive a response by press time. In addition, there have been no details released yet about the nature […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations, Sustainability

New guidance to help construction sector respond to COVID-19

September 2, 2020

Via: ISHN

AIHA issued a new guidance document, Focus on Construction Health: COVID-19, to help the construction community deal with the challenges of responding to COVID-19 by providing a practical plan for protecting workers. The new publication was developed by AIHA’s Construction […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The Dotted Line: When should contractors use COVID-19 liability waivers?

August 25, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As a result of the novel coronavirus’ spread, construction industry players are preparing for permanent changes to the way they do business. Other changes that contractors likely will encounter moving forward through and after the pandemic, however, will be in […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

COVID-19 and the workplace: Preventing heat-related injuries and illnesses

August 24, 2020

Via: ISHN

The coronavirus (COVID-19) brings new and unprecedented risks to the workplace, one of the most notable being the exposure and transmission of the disease among people who are in close proximity to one another. However, the transmission of the virus […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Racism saps safety and profits from construction, owners say

August 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Two of the construction industry’s most high-profile customers delivered a call to action to root out hate from jobsites during the closing keynote address of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Building Innovation Conference this week. Compass Datacenter’s Nancy Novak […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations, Sustainability

Biggest OSHA fines of Q2 2020

July 27, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic might have altered the way OSHA conducts inspections and even limited enforcement in some areas of the country with high levels of community transmission, but the agency is still targeting contractors that put their employees’ lives at […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Cities, OSHA crack down on COVID-19 jobsite violations

July 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge across some parts of the country, jurisdictions are cracking down on construction firms that don’t follow jobsite guidelines for social distancing, handwashing and other coronavirus-related precautions. Many areas have given 30-day grace periods […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Using personal fall arrest systems require serious planning, training

July 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

Falling to a lower level may be a hazard employees are exposed to during their shift. However, taking the right precautions can keep employees who work four or more feet above a lower level from suffering injury or even death. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When workers arrive at a Skanska jobsite at the University of Delaware, they are asked a series of questions such as, “Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?” and ” Have you, or has anyone in your family, been in contact with […]