Safety in the Construction Industry

Ga. stucco worker falls 19 feet to his death

Company cited for lack of scaffolding
March 24, 2014

A construction worker fatality at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Ga. has resulted in five safety violations against Smiley Plaster Co. The company faces $57,000 in penalties.


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OSHA releases details on injury recording requirements for temp workers

March 21, 2014

OSHA has released a new educational resource that focuses on requirements for injury recording of temporary worker injuries and illnesses. The bulletin explains the requirements for both the staffing agency and the host employer.


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Workers dig 11’ trench with no cave-in protection

Colorado contractors cited for trenching hazards
March 20, 2014

A Colorado company and the framing subcontractor it used to locate a damaged water pipe have both been cited for safety violations, after OSHA inspectors found their workers in a trench that exceeded 11 feet in depth with no cave-in protection.


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Severe violator cited yet again

NJ company has “active and ongoing disregard for its workers’ safety”
March 12, 2014

A company inspected in January as part of OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program on fall hazards in construction was cited for two repeat and two serious safety violations for failing to provide required protective equipment and to protect workers from serious fall hazards.


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Who are the victims of falls?

March 10, 2014

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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What can be done to reduce falls?

March 7, 2014

Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.


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Falls from elevations

March 7, 2014

Falls from elevations are severe accidents that occur in many industries and occupations. Falls from elevations result in injuries which are produced by contact between the falling person and the source of injury, under the following circumstances:


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Women in construction?

A Myth Buster from the U.S. Department of Labor
March 5, 2014

Myth: Jobs in the construction trades are only for men. Not true: Women work construction, too. While the overall representation of women in the trades is small at 2.5 percent, more than 40,220 women work as construction laborers, more than 19,500 women work as carpenters, and nearly 26,700 women work as painters.


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No place for complacency in fall prevention

March 4, 2014

Contractors have been put on notice: ensure you use fall protection systems, or face fines. In May 2011, a WorkSafe WA inspector observed a self-employed roofing contractor working on a roof at a construction site in Mandurah. He had been engaged by a roofing company to fit all the roofing material, including flashing and capping.


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3 ways to leverage close calls: Don't simply move on & get back to work

March 4, 2014
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar. You are at the worksite of a major construction project. There are heavy machines moving all around.


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