Safety in the Construction Industry

Fatal falls decline 42 percent as construction activity slumps

In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatal work injuries involving falls decreased 2 percent in 2010 (from 645 in 2009 to 635 in 2010).


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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

OSHA will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.


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Construction superintendent sentenced in worker's death

A construction superintendent has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and three years of probation for willfully endangering workers at a Washington County, Pa., construction site.


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OSHA and Pennsylvania business group renew partnership for worker safety

OSHA has renewed an alliance with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to continue providing PCBI members and their employees with information, guidance, and access to workplace safety and health training resources.


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ASSE supports OSHA's fall protection actions

The American Society of Safety Engineers said it supports OSHA's rescission of the interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction.


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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

OSHA will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.


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OSHA cites Manhattan contractor for safety hazards after worker falls 80 feet at Brooklyn work site

OSHA has cited Navillus Contracting Tile Inc. for alleged repeat and serious violations of safety standards at a work site located at 2738 86th St. in Brooklyn.


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Daisy Construction loses court battle over OSHA citations

A Deleware construction company got its day in court, and was ordered by an administrative law judge to pay penalties assessed by OSHA for  trenching violations.


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Connecticut company ignores trench cave-in hazards

Even after being informed of cave-in hazards, a Connecticut company continued to send workers into a ten-foot-deep trench in Hartford that lacked protection to prevent the walls from collapsing -- an action which earned Penney Construction Co. LLC seven OSHA citations and $169,000 in proposed fines.


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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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