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Construction Processes, Legal

AGC panel: An overly detailed safety plan can be a liability

January 20, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Ensuring your company’s safety program is set up to protect you when facing a potential OSHA fine is a challenging needle to thread. That was the message from a group of panelists highlighting “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” […]


News

OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

January 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA inspected construction workplaces last fiscal year more than it inspected any other industry, an agency administrator told attendees during a presentation at Associated General Contractors of America’s Safety and Health conference Wednesday. Stephen Boyd, deputy regional administrator of OSHA’s […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Contractor cited for continuing to expose workers to potentially deadly falls

January 18, 2023

Via: ISHN

Less than four months after citing a Trenton, New Jersey roofing contractor for exposing unprotected workers to deadly fall hazards, OSHA is once again holding the employer responsible for putting its workers’ safety at risk. As part of its Local […]


News

Texas county adopts policy to curb construction death rate

January 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The new policy also prohibits contractors from winning county work if they have been convicted of a crime following a worker death or injury, landed on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program list or faced OSHA fines for egregious disregard for […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA fines Arkansas contractor $287K for confined space deaths

December 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2020 that 1,030 workers died in confined space incidents from 2011 to 2018, Of those, 61 died in sewers, manholes and storm drains. Employers must test confined spaces in pre-entry planning to find […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Face OSHA Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

November 14, 2022

Via: ENR

Suffolk Construction and a subcontractor face a combined $691,000 in proposed federal safety penalties stemming from a wall collapse during demolition work on a shuttered power plant in South Boston that left a trio of workers injured, one seriously. The […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The death toll in construction hasn’t changed in the past decade, raising important questions about the effectiveness of OSHA and what it would take to save more lives, according to an analysis by Construction Dive. Workers continue to die at […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA: Philadelphia contractor’s history of exposing workers to deadly fall hazards continues

November 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

A Philadelphia framing contractor faces $269,594 in proposed penalties after the company was again found exposing employees to deadly fall hazards at a residential worksite in the city’s Roxborough section on April 21, 2022. OSHA inspected Max Contractors Inc. in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Michigan OSHA launches emphasis program to reduce heat hazards

October 27, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has introduced a State Emphasis Program to help identify and reduce exposures to indoor and outdoor heat-related hazards in the workplace. “Whether you’re working indoors or outdoors, hot and humid conditions can […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Probes Fatality at NJ Temple Project Cited for 2021 Labor Violations

October 24, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is investigating the death of a contractor foreman on the Robbinsville, N.J., project of the BAPS Hindu sect, a 160-site site that includes what the sect said is its largest temple […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Top 10 Construction Industry OSHA Violations – 2022

October 13, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2022 (October 2021 through September 2022). Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards from the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weather monitors gather real-time heat stress readings on your jobsite

September 23, 2022

Via: ISHN

It’s paramount to know the exact temperature on your jobsite to protect workers in hot conditions. At higher temperatures, a change of even a few degrees can be a warning sign that you need to alter their workday activities to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA, industry leaders call on employers, workers to combat surge in construction worker suicides

September 6, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction workers often face some of their industry’s most serious dangers – such as falls from elevation, being struck or crushed by equipment or other objects, and electrocution – but recent studies suggest another occupational concern is lurking silently at […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA Extends Comment Period for Tightened Lead Standard

August 29, 2022

Via: ENR

In response to requests from interested parties, federal labor officials have extended the deadline to comment on its proposed revisions for the workplace lead-exposure standard by two months. It is now Oct. 28. The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Bill mandates breaks every 4 hours for construction workers

July 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

At the moment, it’s not clear what kind of impact the legislation would have for contractors. “We would have to consult with our members to see what, if any, impact this [legislation] would have,” said Kevin Cannon, senior director of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA ramps up enforcement following trench safety incidents

July 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has long had the ability to seek criminal referrals and issue heavy fines for workplace incidents that involve serious injury or death. Last week, it flexed that muscle. In response to what the Department of Labor organization called an […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA reminds southeast employers to protect workers against heat illness’ serious dangers

July 20, 2022

Via: ISHN

As temperatures and the risk of heat illness rise in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers not to ignore the dangers of working in hot weather – […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA doesn’t have a federal heat exposure standard. It’s developing one.

July 18, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA is in the process of developing a federal standard to protect workers from exposure to dangerous heat conditions, which it currently doesn’t have. That — combined with summer weather and heat waves sweeping many parts of the country — […]