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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction groups encourage vaccines as they decry OSHA mandate

November 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA’s vaccine mandate would make all businesses with 100 workers or more face fines — with a maximum penalty of $13,653 per violation and willful or repeated violations carrying a $136,532 maximum per violation — if their employees do not […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractor CentiMark Contests What It Sees as a ‘Gotcha’ OSHA Fall Protection Penalty

November 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Walter Visage was in a car down at street level outside the Pittsburgh manufacturing building used by W.W. Paterson, a manufacturer of towing and lifting equipment, when he spotted someone on the roof. It was 8 a.m. on Jan. 9, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

November 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The ETS faced challenges even before its publication in the Federal Register. Twenty-four attorneys general signed a letter Sept. 16 promising legal action against the federal government should the mandate come to pass. The letter argued that the mandate could […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA seeks public input to gather diverse perspectives and expertise

November 1, 2021

Via: ISHN

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Workers in outdoor and indoor work settings without adequate climate-controlled environments are at risk of hazardous […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

US Department of Labor initiates rulemaking to protect workers, outdoors and indoors, from heat hazards amid rising temperatures

October 28, 2021

Via: ISHN

Record-breaking heat in the U.S. in 2021 endangered millions of workers exposed to heat illness and injury in both indoor and outdoor work environments. Workers in outdoor and indoor work settings without adequate climate-controlled environments are at risk of hazardous […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Starts Heat Safety Rulemaking Process, Seeks Comments

October 27, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking comments on future rules on workplace heat hazards that will affect construction and other industries. OSHA, part of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, published its advance notice of proposed rulemaking for […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The 6 largest OSHA fines of the third quarter of 2021

October 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has wrapped up its latest quarter of fines for the period from July through September. Some contractors were penalized hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the highest fine totaling over $1 million, for a variety of violations ranging from […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Top 10 OSHA Standards Violations Cited for Construction in 2021

October 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2021 (October 2020 through September 2021). Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards from […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Asbestos safety measures for construction workers

September 27, 2021

Via: ISHN

Each year, members of the cancer community recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD) by spreading awareness about the disease. Mesothelioma is a preventable type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Today, laws prohibit new uses of asbestos in the U.S, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA to develop heat standard

September 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other climate-related hazard, and workers’ rights groups and public health officials have long pushed for a federal worker safety rule, according to Politico. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in the release that increasingly […]