Safety in the Construction Industry

OSHA adds up the high cost of construction falls

A new OSHA PowerPoint presentation shows the heavy financial cost resulting from falls in construction. OSHA analyzed workers' compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters.


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ANSI approves updated safety standard for multi-employer construction sites

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the updated ANSI/ASSE A10.33-2011 standard, Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects.


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Fall protection FAQs

Fall protection equipment used daily is potentially dangerous due to wear, neglect, misuse or age/exposure
Why has the number of injuries and deaths associated with falls from heights increased?


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A grim Top Ten list: COSH names 2011's notable workplace fatalities

From agriculture to mining to health care, the occupational fatalities that made the 2011 top ten list compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health's (COSH) spanned many industries and highlighted notable gaps in regulatory attempts to address workplace hazards.


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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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