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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 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

California enacts strict new COVID-19 notification law

January 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In November, following similar actions in Virginia, Oregon and Michigan, California adopted an emergency temporary standard around COVID-19 that spelled out employers’ requirements to have a written prevention plan that includes notification to employees of potential exposure, steps for removing […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Wearable Biometric Sensor Brings Better Data on Heat-Related Illness in Construction

December 29, 2020

Via: ENR

Heat stress is a persistent problem on construction sites during the summer months. Workers tend to push themselves to keep working even as they begin to show signs of heat exhaustion, and safety can suffer as a result. So Ryan […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Employers can require proof of COVID-19 vaccination — with some exceptions, EEOC says

December 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The agency’s update is a highly anticipated development during the same week the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered to U.S. healthcare workers. While the guidance provides clarifications on questions pertaining to various federal laws, EEOC said that “EEO laws do […]