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Eliminating construction’s “Fatal Four” would save hundreds of lives

Falls down, but still at top of list
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OSHA says that if the construction industry focused on eliminating the top four causes of fatalities among workers, 410 worker fatalities a year could be prevented.  Out of 4,114 worker fatalities in private industry in 2011, 721 (17.5 percent) were in construction.


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Meetings for crane operator requirements scheduled

Standard requires operators to be certified by November 2014
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Stakeholders who are interested in contributing their opinions to OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard are invited to a meeting on April 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. (Two meetings already scheduled for April 2 and 3 are full.)


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Roofing worker breaks neck in fall

Conte Roofing Co. cited
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A call from the Moonachie, NJ Police Department last October alerted OSHA to a serious accident at a worksite – caused by a hazard that the agency has focused considerable resources on reducing.


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NYC construction worker rescued from trench

Shivering but alive after four hours in “muck”
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A New York City construction worker was rescued from an underground trench at subway construction projection early this morning, after being stuck in “muck” from the waist down for nearly four hours. The worker became trapped at 8:30 p.m. last night 75 feet below ground at the Second Avenue subway line site in Manhattan.


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Who will be at Safety 2013?

Manufacturing, public sector safety pros most numerous
By Maureen Paraventi
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According to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), attendees who will make their way to Las Vegas for Safety 2013, June 24-26, are predominantly highly experienced safety professionals, with 78% having more than 10 years experience in their field.


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Where are all the leaders?

Safety 2013 sessions cover that and more
By Maureen Paraventi
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From the general (EHS leadership) to the specific (industry specific, that is), sessions that will be held at Safety 2013, June 24-27 in Las Vegas, represent both long-standing topics and emerging challenges.


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Weekly News Round-Up

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From oil and gas industry safety concerns to fall-related fatalities to truckers hours of service, here are the top OEHS-related stories of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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More roofers die in residential construction than other types

Higher rates among younger, Hispanic workers
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A new NIOSH-funded study on fatalities in the construction industry suggests roofers in residential construction are among those most likely to die in falls from roofs. The study, "Fatal falls from roofs among U.S. construction workers," finds that "the odds of fatal falls from roofs were higher for roofing and residential construction than any other construction sector."


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Bubble wrap saves construction worker after 30-foot fall

Lucky landing
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Emergency responders in Boston said a construction worker who fell 30 feet was spared serious injury when he landed on bubble wrap, according to UPI. A spokesman for the Boston Fire Department said the 38-year-old worker fell 30 feet off a building and landed in a pile of bubble wrap taken from the construction site`s scaffolding.


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NFPA offers safety info on lightweight construction and fire sprinklers

Slideshow is for firefighters, homeowners and communities
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The Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has created a presentation highlighting the dangers of lightweight construction and the corresponding benefits of home fire sprinklers. Lightweight construction began to appear 25 years ago.


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