Safety in the Construction Industry

Company cited after teenage construction worker injured in fall

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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
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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"

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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

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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"
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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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Construction work: a lifetime risk of injury, premature death

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Nearly all construction workers will experience one or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime plus a greater risk of premature death, according to new data released at the American Public Health Association’s 139th Annual Meeting, held last week in Washington, DC.

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"Faulty equipment" to blame for worker death in Ohio - OSHA

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Lack of machine guarding, damaged equipment and slippery surfaces were among the hazards found by OSHA at Canton Drop Forge's Canton, Ohio facility after a worker died when he was struck by a loader bucket on April 22nd. 

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Cave-in and struck-by: Mass. worker exposed to both hazards in one trench

Employee worked in unprotected trench below crumbling asphalt, lacked exit ladder
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A Boston-based contractor faces $161,000 in fines after an OSHA inspector saw one of its employees exposed to both cave-in and struck-by hazards while installing a watermain.

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In over his head

Trenching dangers in Florida draw OSHA fines
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A South Florida contracting company apparently didn't learn its lesson the first time around, in 2010, when it was cited by OSHA for having an employee work in a 10-foot-deep trench at a Miami site with no cave-in protection.

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OSHA publishes new, revised materials on worker safety and health

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OSHA has published new and revised information that explains workers' and employers' rights, as well as how to protect workers from hazards in the construction, general and maritime industries.

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