Category: Regulations

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 […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

June 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. From tool sanitization, hand-washing stations, staggered work schedules and mandatory face coverings, an emphasis on […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Viewpoint: Six Degrees of Separation: A Roadmap for Safe Return to Work

June 1, 2020

Via: ENR

The COVID-19 pandemic means we must adapt to different workspaces and lifestyles, beyond simply moving desks around and providing hand sanitizer. We must also reevaluate existing spaces and recalibrate standards. The six new degrees of separation include: First, do a […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA issues new COVID-19 guidance

May 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In its latest guidance to employers, OSHA acknowledged that it could be difficult to determine whether employees diagnosed with COVID-19 were exposed at work or elsewhere, so the agency went into more detail than it previously has about how employers […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations, Sustainability

Bay Area construction opens to new set of rules and guidance

May 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction resumed Monday in six San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley, California, under new protocols for safety and worker distancing, but jobsites won’t look quite the same as they did before the coronavirus outbreak hit. The […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Interaction of Expertise, Regulations

Biggest OSHA fines of Q1 2020

April 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Once again, most of the biggest OSHA fines in the first quarter of 2020 were related to falls. Despite OSHA’s emphasis on detecting these types of violations, which are the leading cause of accidental deaths among construction workers, some employers […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

DOL’s construction safety advisory committee to discuss opioids, suicide

March 4, 2020


A pair of trending topics will be on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Workgroups. The Emerging and Current Issues workgroup will meet from 1:00 p.m. to […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA cites two companies after employee’s fatal fall in Media, Pa.

March 3, 2020


OSHA has cited CLF Construction Inc. and Toll Brothers Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards after a CLF suffered fatal injuries in a fall at a worksite in Media, Pennsylvania. OSHA proposed $170,560 in penalties for Philadelphia-based subcontractor CLF […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Occupational fatality leads to lawsuit against PPE maker

February 14, 2020


The widow of a worker who suffered fatal injuries in a fall has filed a lawsuit against 3M, alleging that the manufacturer’s fall prevention product failed to perform according to representations made by the company. According to news sources, construction […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Should you be afraid to report workplace injuries?

February 6, 2020


Employees should not be afraid to report workplace injuries or hazardous conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act prohibits employer retaliation against employees who report workplace violations or file work injury claims. OSHA regulations mandate workplace safety for all employees. […]