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Construction Site Safety, Hazards, News, Regulations

Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 National Emphasis Program For Construction Industry

May 14, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

OSHA, as associated with the safety and health of the employees, introduced National Emphasis Program (NEP) considering the effect of COVID-19. Since the spread of pandemics has shown some significant downtime for the construction industry like other businesses, the NEP […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Indiana DOT emphasizes work zone safety as road construction season begins

April 20, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is leveraging innovations in technology and equipment to reduce the risk of crashes in work zones as a record-setting 2021 road construction season begins in Indiana. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness joined law enforcement and […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

With Biden’s ETS deadline looming, feds find OSHA compromised worker safety

March 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Specifically, the IG recommended that: OSHA prioritize very high and high-risk employers for COVID-19-related on-site inspections, particularly as businesses reopen and increase operations. Track remote inspections retroactively to Feb. 1, 2020, and continue tracking them. Compare remote inspections to on-site […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New York creates statewide construction death registry

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The legislation requires all coroners and medical examiners to report construction industry workplace deaths within 72 hours to New York State’s Department of Labor, which is tasked with maintaining the registry. Once that information is cataloged, DOL is then charged […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

5 Ways Technology Improves Safety at Construction Sites

February 17, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites house nearly 6.5 million American workers and their safety is a key concern for employers. Despite this, the fatality rate in the construction industry is the highest in the U.S. Workers at these sites constantly have to monitor […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Labor secretary nominee Walsh backs OSHA, training programs

February 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Biden previously stated an intention to be the “strongest labor president you ever had” and, if confirmed, Walsh is likely to play an important role in the administration’s workforce agenda. Some Republican senators questioned Walsh, a former construction union president, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA updates COVID-19 guidance; mandates still on the table

February 1, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Under the OSH Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause serious physical harm or death. However, the agency’s most recent guidance is not legally binding. “More than 400,000 Americans […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Biden orders OSHA to beef up COVID-19 safety rules

January 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden’s executive order directing OSHA to consider a national emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 in the workplace could finally provide contractors with a national playbook for fighting COVID-19 on jobsites, while standardizing the reporting and tracking of people […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA raises penalty maximums, establishes new debt collection procedures

January 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The agency also announced that it is changing the way it collects citation penalties that have been levied against establishments, which OSHA defines as single, physical locations where business is conducted. Currently, all demands for payment after the first are […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Biden will ask OSHA to reconsider decision to skip emergency coronavirus standards

January 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA can, under certain circumstances, issue emergency temporary standards that take effect immediately and remain in effect until it issues a permanent standard, according to the agency. The follow-up standard is “subject to the usual procedure for adopting a permanent […]