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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Fla. roofing contractor found in contempt after failing to pay $2 mill+ in OSH penalties

January 20, 2020

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has found a Jacksonville, Florida-based roofing contractor in contempt of court for failing to pay $2,202,049 in penalties assessed by OSHA for safety and health violations at worksites in Florida. Multiple […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA plans multiple revisions to rules impacting construction industry in 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: BDCNetwork

OSHA is planning new regulations governing several workplace practices that will impact the construction industry in 2020. OSHA plans to issue a proposed rule in May that would amend parts of the cranes and derricks in construction standard. Revisions will […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Fines Crane Company in Fatal Dallas Collapse

December 26, 2019

Via: ENR

Six months after Terex Peneir SK415 crane collapsed onto a Dallas apartment building, killing one, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the crane’s owner, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. citing serious violations. The citation does not list the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Increase in Number of Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries For Construction Workers in 2018

December 26, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

It’s no secret that construction is dangerous work. That’s way safety should always be the top priority on every jobsite. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data and the Census of Fatal […]


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 […]