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Category: Regulations


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor gets jail sentence for worker trench deaths

December 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Atlantic Drain employees Higgins and Mattocks were killed Oct. 21, 2016, after the trench in which they were working caved in. The two were buried up to the waist in dirt and were drowned within seconds after a fire hydrant […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NJ construction company pays OSHA penalties after 21 years of resistance

December 6, 2019

Via: ISHN

After more than two decades years of legal wrangling, OSHA has finally collected $412,000 in penalties assessed to a New Jersey construction company for safety violations – plus interest. The action comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Surprise inspectors stop work at more than 2K NYC construction sites and counting

November 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Still, some construction workers and their advocates say that city construction sites are dangerous and that more attention needs to be paid to safety training. To that end, last week, the New York City Department of Buildings announced that its […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Construction workers most likely to use cocaine, misuse opioids

November 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As more state and local governments legalize marijuana for various uses, employers must find a way to balance a desire to broaden talent pools with the need to maintain a safe workplace. For those in the construction industry, that calculation […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards, Regulations

Group focused on using AI for construction safety gains key members

November 7, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Five notable firms have joined a construction industry group aiming to use artificial intelligence to predict hazards and conditions that lead to safety incidents at construction sites. Skanska USA, Skanska Sweden, Webcor Builders, Obayashi, and concrete contractor Lithko Contracting have […]


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 […]