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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Proposed Emissions Reporting Rule Could Frustrate Federal Contractors, Groups Say

November 17, 2022

Via: ENR

A Biden administration proposal focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions among federal contractors has raised the ire of some construction groups, who worry that firms that fail to properly comply could be barred from bidding on federal projects. The Federal […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Face OSHA Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Suffolk Construction and a subcontractor face a combined $691,000 in proposed federal safety penalties stemming from a wall collapse during demolition work on a shuttered power plant in South Boston that left a trio of workers injured, one seriously. The […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The death toll in construction hasn’t changed in the past decade, raising important questions about the effectiveness of OSHA and what it would take to save more lives, according to an analysis by Construction Dive. Workers continue to die at […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA: Philadelphia contractor’s history of exposing workers to deadly fall hazards continues

November 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

A Philadelphia framing contractor faces $269,594 in proposed penalties after the company was again found exposing employees to deadly fall hazards at a residential worksite in the city’s Roxborough section on April 21, 2022. OSHA inspected Max Contractors Inc. in […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Probes Fatality at NJ Temple Project Cited for 2021 Labor Violations

October 24, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is investigating the death of a contractor foreman on the Robbinsville, N.J., project of the BAPS Hindu sect, a 160-site site that includes what the sect said is its largest temple […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC’s construction site inspections, enforcement ‘inadequate’

September 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Though DOB did agree with most key recommendations in the report, Eric Ulrich, commissioner at the DOB, said in email to the deputy comptroller that “it is important to note that the onus is on contractors and site safety professionals” […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Illinois Contractors Face Liability for Subs’ Unpaid Wages

June 24, 2022

Via: ENR

A pair of amendments to Illinois state law aimed at preventing wage theft make construction contractors liable if subcontractors don’t pay their employees. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bills amending the state’s existing wage payment and collection law June 10. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

What OSHA’s National Emphasis Program means for employers

June 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The dangers associated with heat related illness are well understood. However, deaths and serious illnesses continue to occur, and may increase in time, because of increased frequency of extreme temperatures. To emphasize its concern and take necessary action, OSHA is […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Federal Highway Administration updates bridge inspection standards

May 16, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will update the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges with a new rule that goes into effect on June 6. The new rule was issued by FHWA on May 6. According to the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

FHWA Revamps Bridge Inspection Standards

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

After years of drafting and reviews, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a final rule that updates and revises its highway bridge inspection standards for the first time since 2009. The new regulation, published in the Federal Register on […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back. OSHA […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Moves to Oust Arizona Worker Safety Enforcement, Administer Federal Standards

April 20, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor is moving to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan and bring the state under federal standards as it says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements in a “pattern of failures.” […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

What should employers take away from the White House’s latest COVID-19 plan?

March 31, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. organizations have joined the momentum to reopen physical workspaces after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Biden administration laid out a plan that, in part, sought to clarify the White House’s approach for […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

March 30, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Designed for HVAC professionals, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 code includes more than 100 energy-focused updates since the last edition was published in 2016. In addition, the 2021 IECC incorporates significant changes over the 2018 edition, including: Increased […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Court Reinstates Feds’ ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Calculation

March 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. government’s ability to weigh the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in federal rulemaking—and with it the potential resumption of delayed leasing for oil and gas drilling on public lands—has been restored, following the U.S. Court of Appeals […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOL announces proposed rule to update powered industrial trucks standard for general industry, construction

February 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA cites employer – involved in 2021 double fatality in downtown Boston – for new trench violations at East Boston worksite

February 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the employer involved in a February 2021 double fatality at a downtown Boston worksite and his successor company again for failing to provide employees with essential and required […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

White House launches low-carbon construction initiative

February 16, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Associated General Contractors of America reacted to the announcement with caution. “Although some states have set up limited Buy Clean programs, these types of programs are new and their impacts on material supply chains have not been fully tested,” […]