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In reponse to a suit brought by a construction crane owner/operator association, a federal court has ruled that the crane provisions of the New York City building code cannot be preempted by the less-strict OSHA standard
OSHA is reporting a November near-tragedy at an Illinois worksite, when an agency investigator on a Local Emphasis Program (LED) inspection noticed employees of a roofing contractor and a building restoration company working on a church roof without any fall protection.
The D.C. Circuit upheld OSHA's multi-employer citation policy, in a decision yesterday against Summit Contractors Inc.
An incident in which a worker suffered carbon monoxide exposure has led to OSHA citations and penaltiies for a Miami, Fl general contractor.
OSHA has released tentative agendas for upcoming meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), both of which will meet next week in Washington, D.C.
A 16-year-old construction worker suffered head injuries and fractures while performing a hazardous task he was legally too young to do, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which cited Waymar Construction Co. for violating child labor and safety laws.
OSHA has released a dozen educational videos about potential hazards in the construction industry.
NIOSH and its partners are in the process of creating a "Buy Quiet" web tool aimed at helping employers reduce hazardous noise levels at their worksites through the procurement process.
Controlling construction noise can pose special problems for contractors. Unlike general industry, construction activities are not always stationary and in one location.
Extending a review of OSHA's proposed crystalline silica standard allows certain industry groups to attempt to "short circuit" the existing process -- and makes it vulnerable to political influence, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA).
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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