Safety in the Construction Industry

Construction company includes workers’ families in safety

Even cartoon character plays a role

A New York-based construction company’s annual recognition of the importance of safety includes not only its employees, but their family members as well.


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Your A-Z resource for construction safety

This is a list of resources for maintaining construction safety on the job.


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Construction industry fears silica proposal cost

Several provisions in rule "unnecessary" for worker protection

A coalition of construction industry trade associations is concerned that OSHA’s proposed reduction in silica exposure levels may cost construction firms a lot of money.


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OSHA inspectors spot an unstable trench while en route to another worksite

RI company faces $56,000 in fines

OSHA inspectors who were traveling to a scheduled inspection drove past the trench worksite of a different company and saw no trench box in use. They also noticed that traffic along the road caused loose debris to fall from the trench's wall.


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OSHA’s proposed silica rule published in Federal Register

Deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 11

OSHA’s notice of proposed rulemaking for respirable silica has officially been published in the Federal Register, which ushers in the next phase of the process: public input. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the process of developing a final rule.


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What does an argument on a construction job site cost?

Study: About $11,00 per dispute

A Michigan State University researcher has quantified something rarely measured in studies about productivity in the construction industry: the cost of arguments.


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Safety pros urged to get involved with construction contracts

They can engineer out safety problems before project starts

A recent survey of construction and safety professionals highlights the need to include safety management in the earliest phases of construction contracts, according to the authors of an article in this month’s Professional Safety, the journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


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Women in construction the focus of OSHA alliance

Women comprise 9 percent of the industry workforce

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and OSHA signed an agreement last week to work together to provide NAWIC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers.


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OSHA’s new silica dust proposals will draw attention to eye protection

Yes, respirators will be the primary PPE discussed when protecting workers against silica dust exposures. Silica dust often arises when workers are cutting, crushing, drilling, grinding or otherwise disturbing material that might loosen silica, particularly in construction and mining work.


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Construction deaths up in 2012

-Even as overall work fatalities decline

After five consecutive years of decreases, construction deaths rose five percent last year, propelling the construction industry into the top spot in terms of work-related fatalities per industry in 2012.


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The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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