Safety in the Construction Industry

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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Homebuilders decry new safety regulations

By Bill Lambrecht
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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

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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

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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

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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

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


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Contractor sentenced to prison for illegal asbestos disposal

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A Rochester, NY contractor who disposed of asbestos illegally, exposed untrained workers to the substance and lied to an OSHA inspector has been sentenced to six years in prison.


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New guidance document covers nail gun safety

Nail gun injuries send 37,000 to ERs each year
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OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed new guidance, Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors*, to help construction employers and workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries.
 


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Better late than never: Asbestos training scam fugitive finally gets justice

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The former owner of the country’s largest asbestos abatement training school was sentenced to prison last week, after having fled the United States after her trial in November 2008. Albania Deleon, 41, formerly of Andover, Mass., was sentenced to 87 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.


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Skywalkers

This past Sunday’s The New York Times Magazine (9/4) ran a cover story on “Where Steel Meets Sky,” about the workers rebuilding Manhattan’s skyline with the construction of the One World Trade Center skyscraper.


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