Tag: inspections

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

US Department of Labor issues heat hazard alert, steps up inspections in construction

July 28, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

The US Department of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a heat hazard alert to remind employers of their obligation to protect workers against heat illness or injury. The move comes as scientists confirmed that July was […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, prioritizes onsite inspections

March 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Even though construction employers are on the list for inspections under the program, area offices can delete employers from that list if they have had previous COVID-19-related inspections in the previous 12 months with the following outcomes: Were issued serious […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

What to expect from OSHA in 2020

January 30, 2020


OSHA stayed busy in fiscal year 2019. The agency trained a record 1,392,611 workers on safety and health requirements through its various educational programs. OSHA also helped small employers identify 137,885 workplace hazards through its On-Site Consultation Program, which OSHA […]

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

Employer or employee: Who’s to blame for OSHA violations?

July 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Although Sarasota, Florida-based Crown Roofing has been subject to multiple OSHA inspections on its project sites during the last four years, company executives say they are not completely at fault. The firm has contested the more than $500,000 in fines […]

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 […]