Safety in the Construction Industry

Construction work: a lifetime risk of injury, premature death

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

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

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

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

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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Homebuilders decry new safety regulations

St. Louis-area homebuilders are pressing their case that new rules to prevent workers from falling from roofs could add thousands of dollars to new home prices and threaten contractors struggling in a hard-pressed industry.


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Safety is central issue in upcoming U.S. downstream oil talks

With the United Steelworkers (USW) currently voting local-by-local on adoption of a US National Oil Bargaining Policy, one thing is certain when talks with oil refiners get underway early in 2012: union-initiated process safety improvements will lead the agenda.
 


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OSHA's Michaels to Congress: We can't let economic crisis wipe out basic protections

Statement of David Michaels, Ph.D, MPH, Assistant Secretary, OSHA before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Oct. 5:


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Lawmaker with roofing industry ties blasts OSHA for fall protection requirement

At this week's hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) vigorously criticized the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), David Michaels, over a directive requiring fall protection equipment for workers on residential roofing projects.


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OSHA publishes new materials on safety during trenching operations

OSHA has released three new guidance products to educate workers and employers about the hazards workers face in trenching operations.


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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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