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OSHA says it will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15, 2012.
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OSHA and NIOSH have recently issued a hazard alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure.
OSHA has issued a direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking that applies the requirements of the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition work and underground construction.
OSHA says its Southeast regional offices will increase enforcement efforts aimed at reducing an upward trend in construction-related fall fatalities. Falls are one of the four leading causes of employee fatalities in the Southeast.
OSHA has cited specialty metal forgings producer A. Finkl & Sons Co. with 26 safety violations at the company's Chicago facility, including two willful violations that involve failing to provide fall protection around open pits and rectify multiple hazards found in crane inspections. Proposed penalties total $352,700.
On the heels of the hottest month in US history, OSHA continues to promote its smart phone-friendly Heat Safety Tool mobile app, which provides vital safety info on heat-related illness prevention.
A Texas construction safety group has received a $1.6 million dividend based on its overall loss ratio. The Texas Construction Association (TCA) safety group, designed by subcontractors to benefit subcontractors, received the payment from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers' compensation insurance.
Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost Maryland residents $712.8 million between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows.
The U.K.'s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has compiled health and safety lessons learned from the agency’s role as a regulator for the massive construction project completed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.