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Category: Regulations


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

October 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The system is meant primarily to gauge exactly how OSHA’s area offices are directing their inspection and enforcement efforts, according to Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former assistant secretary of labor for OSHA under President George W. Bush and partner in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC may revoke construction licenses after fatalities

September 24, 2019

Via: ISHN

The recent deaths of employees during construction projects may cost three New York contractors their special rigger licenses – if the city’s Buildings Department’s prevails in its effort to revoke them. The special rigger licenses of Wayne Bellet of Bellet […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Climbing-style helmets offer a wider field of vision

September 9, 2019

Via: ISHN

Wearing a hard hat is essential for protecting your most valuable tool: your brain. The effects of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can be devastating, not just for the injured, but for their families as well. There are two important […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Worker sues Marriott, PCL, other contractors after witnessing construction deaths in Florida

September 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A case like Brown’s, said Jason Kellogg, partner at the law firm of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman in Miami, is very difficult to win because it requires plaintiffs to prove that the level of negligence was so high […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA considering changes to silica standard

August 19, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA may “broaden the circumstances” under which certain employers would be permitted to comply with its Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, according to a request for information and comment issued by the agency last week. Specifically, OSHA is looking […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA to phase out ladder cages and wells

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

There’s going to be some big changes in the fall safety industry. In 2017, OSHA published new regulations regarding fixed ladders that will shape how workers are protected for years to come. First of all, the ruling from OSHA 1910.28(b)(9) […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Safety is hot keynote topic at AAMA Fall Conference

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk (shown above), motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Engineers implement system to improve practices through reporting of failures

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. review panel, according to ENR, won’t be limited to just engineers. It will also include lawyers, code officials and others in the construction industry, presumably who cover all the potential issues that could arise from a reported incident. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Clark employee killed, four others injured at university jobsite

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Large contractors like Clark typically have safety policies and procedures in place to protect against accidents. On the Clark website, a general company statement says that Clark is “committed to safety above all else.” The federal OSHA database indicates that […]