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Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

After deadly week, NYC worker advocates demand better safety training

April 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A coalition of New York City labor organizations is holding a protest today about safety training inadequacies in the city, particularly for immigrant workers. The protest comes on the heels of a particularly deadly week in the city’s construction industry, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The top OSHA fines of Q1 2019

April 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA was as active as ever this quarter inspecting jobsites and doling out fines to construction companies that subject their workers to hazards, and that activity might be increasing soon. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told a House appropriations committee […]


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, Regulations

Travelers cuts opioid use among injured construction workers

April 4, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Travelers Companies, Inc. reports that it has reduced opioid use by nearly 40 percent among the injured construction workers it has helped, thanks in part to the Early Severity Predictor® model, which helps predict which injured employees are at […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

4 Simple Ways to Improve Jobsite Safety

March 13, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction work is inherently dangerous. Construction consistently leads all industries in total worker deaths each year and has one of the highest fatality rates for worker deaths. The top priority of every construction company should be to protect their workers […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Cal/OSHA cites Shimmick, Con-Quest $65K in tunnel death

February 21, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the wake of the accident, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) has changed the safety rules for companies that want to bid on its projects, according to KQED News. The new procedures went into effect at the beginning […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Feds sue New Jersey contractor for $679K to resolve delinquent OSHA fines

February 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s Region 2, which encompasses the area where Frame Q does business and includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has an ongoing Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on fall hazards. Construction industry REPs and Local […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Study: Difficult to control respirable silica levels during chipping, crushing

February 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

There is no indication that OSHA plans to amend the silica rule because of this or any other study that came out subsequent to the agency enacting the revised standard in 2016, when it lowered the PEL and instituted other […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

January 30, 2019

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment. While having managers be responsible for overseeing the overall safety is a critical aspect, it’s a team […]


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 […]