Safety in the Construction Industry

NYC crane laws trump fed regs in court challenge

Crane operators preferred looser OSHA regs

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


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OSHA inspector prevents potentially fatal fall

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.


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D.C. Circuit upholds OSHA's multi-employer citation policy

The D.C. Circuit upheld OSHA's multi-employer citation policy, in a decision yesterday against Summit Contractors Inc.


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Carbon monoxide exposure leads to OSHA action

An incident in which a worker suffered carbon monoxide exposure has led to OSHA citations and penaltiies for a Miami, Fl general contractor.
 


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PtD and PPE on NACOSG and ACCSH agendas

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.


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Company cited after teenage construction worker injured in fall

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.


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OSHA releases animated videos on construction hazards

Educational videos include re-creations of real-life accidents

OSHA has released a dozen educational videos about potential hazards in the construction industry.


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NIOSH web tool will help employers "Buy Quiet"

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.


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How to control noise on construction sites

Controlling construction noise can pose special problems for contractors. Unlike general industry, construction activities are not always stationary and in one location.


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AIHA urges OMB to end delays, complete review of proposed silica rule

Warns about "political influence"

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).


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

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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