Safety in the Construction Industry

OSHA produces its first e-book

"Falling Off Ladders Can Kill"
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Last year, OSHA Director of Construction Jim Maddux delivered a presentation on OSHA’s new campaign to prevent fatal falls at the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers. When he finished, one of the conference leaders rushed over, eager to introduce Maddux to representatives from another agency with a similar mission of stopping falls in construction: Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower.


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ISHN readers weigh in on contractor’s dilemma

He brings up unsafe conditions, is ignored
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If safety is not in your job description, are you obligated to mention unsafe work conditions? That was one of the topics that appeared in the responses to a story featured on the ISHN website on July 18: “Safety pro asks, ‘Who can fight for my rights?’”


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NY contractor exposes workers to asbestos

Hospital who hired company cited, too
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OSHA has cited the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and DGA Builders LLC, both of Rochester, for 14 serious violations of workplace safety and health standards, chiefly involving asbestos. The companies face a combined total of $53,200 in proposed fines, following an inspection.


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Improving the safety culture in the construction industry

CPWR and NIOSH workshop yielded lots of ideas
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As construction contractors grapple with key safety issues (i.e. fall prevention), keep track of government regulations and cope with a diverse workforce, they do so within the context of a safety culture.


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NIOSH uses comic book to highlight nail gun safety

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In its efforts to communicate nail gun safety guidance to the construction industry, NIOSH has released its first-ever comic book: Straight Talk About Nail Gun Safety.


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Company co-owner forgoes safety equipment, has fatal fall

Teenage construction worker seriously injured in same town, different accident
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The co-owner of a small tree service company in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, was not wearing his safety equipment when he fell to his death July 11 while trimming trees, according to his partner in the business.


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Safety pro asks, ‘Who can fight for my rights?’

I'd get fired if I take action - but I'll be held responsible if injuries occur
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Since you dealt with problems before here I have a good one for you. I just got hired last week as a Construction Superintendent. I have OSHA training and other safety training. I am 67 years old and was out of work for over 3 yrs.


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Nail gun safety page is aimed at reducing construction injuries

Plenty of resources available for contractors
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Nail guns can boost productivity on a construction site, but they also cause tens of thousands of serious injuries each year. In fact, nail gun injuries hospitalize more construction workers than any other type of tool-related injury.


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Michaels enlists meteorologists in heat warning campaign

"His death was entirely preventable"
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Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health recently spoke to meteorologists and weather forecasters about OSHA's Heat Stress Awareness Campaign:


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Construction fall protection options are numerous – so why aren’t they used more?

ASSE journal article surveys types, explains resistance
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It’s not news that falls from height cause the majority of work-related fatalities among residential construction workers (64 percent, according to a 2011 report by the BLS).


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