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Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction supervisors don’t always practice the safety they preach

June 7, 2019

Via: ISHN

When it comes to safety in the construction industry, “the gap between what is said and what is actually done is alarming,” according to the authors of a new report that showcases research critical to the advancement of the industry. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Workplace violence, LOTO, silica on OSHA’s spring 2019 regulatory agenda

May 31, 2019

Via: ISHN

Workplace Violence in Health Care: After having published an RFI in 2016 that solicited input on issues and prevention strategies to consider in developing a standard, OSHA now intends to initiate a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) panel […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

ASSP and NIOSH collaborating to advance workplace safety

May 24, 2019

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have renewed a partnership agreement that outlines how the organizations will collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health over the next five years. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NC contractor earns 15 fall protection violations in five years

May 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA’s recent enforcement actions against DDG Construction Services Inc. must have been like déjà vu all over again for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company. The agency cited DDG for failing to provide workers with fall protection at a commercial building […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Why safety in construction won’t change until we change the way we position it

May 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Every good company wants a safe job site. No one wants to bear the emotional, psychological, or financial burden of incidents or injuries. And companies have gone to unprecedented lengths to create strong safety cultures. So why are we still […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA inspections to increase, says Secretary of Labor

May 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta recently told a Congressional committee that he expected OSHA inspections to increase soon. Newly hired inspectors are getting up to speed, Acosta said, and when deployed, will step up inspections. OSHA inspections exceeded 32,000 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Former manager of $3.3B school construction bond in California files whistleblower complaint

May 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Whistleblower complaints are one way that corruption or other malfeasance can be rooted out of public agencies, but they can also be used to make the government aware of private industry misdeeds as well. And whistleblowers in both the public […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while […]