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OSHA Cites Contractors for Deadly Georgia Bridge Demolition Collapse

May 9, 2022

Via: ENR

Two Georgia contractors have received federal citations with proposed penalties of nearly $57,000 for their roles in an October 2021 bridge demolition collapse that killed one worker and injured another. An investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back. OSHA […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Moves to Oust Arizona Worker Safety Enforcement, Administer Federal Standards

April 20, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor is moving to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan and bring the state under federal standards as it says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements in a “pattern of failures.” […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA cites Florida construction contractor after fatal incident

April 19, 2022

Via: ISHN

A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater, Florida found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Here comes the sun: OSHA launches new program for heat safety

April 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Between 2011 and 2019, 344 people died from work-related heat exposure, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Roughly 42%, or 144, of those fatalities were of workers in construction, repair or cleaning. Between 2015 and 2020, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Listen up: OSHA establishes regional emphasis program to protect Midwest workers’ hearing

March 31, 2022

Via: ISHN

Twenty-two million workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year, a figure nearly equivalent to the population of Florida. To reduce noise hazards and protect workers’ hearing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Kansas City […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction workers may unknowingly bring home toxic metals

March 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Exposure to some of these metals, such as arsenic, occur near or in hazardous waste sites or areas with naturally high levels in soil, rocks and water, according to OSHA. Others, like chromium, are used explicitly in construction, and OSHA […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA cites employer – involved in 2021 double fatality in downtown Boston – for new trench violations at East Boston worksite

February 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the employer involved in a February 2021 double fatality at a downtown Boston worksite and his successor company again for failing to provide employees with essential and required […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Boston Contractor Faces More OSHA Penalties

February 15, 2022

Via: ENR

The head of a Boston-based construction company that lost two workers in a fatal accident at a downtown Boston worksite last year now faces nearly $2 million in total fines after safety violations on a new project. Federal regulators hit […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The top OSHA violations of Q4 2021

February 2, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has released another round of citations against companies that violate the agency’s safety protocols, resulting in injuries and fatalities to workers. This latest roundup of offenses includes willful violations of fall protection standards, standards involving aerial lifts and more. […]