Safety in the Construction Industry


September 7, 2011

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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A son suffocates, a father's years of tears

August 31, 2011

How quick is quick, how long is long, and why? These are the top three questions each family asks after their loved one has been killed on the job.

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Analysis: Safety regs save lives and improve productivity

August 16, 2011
Industry groups often opposed regulations before they supported them

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Safety tips from NIOSH for working in the summer heat

August 2, 2011
As extreme heat advisories continue to roll in, you need to be especially cautious if you’re work keeps you out in the sun.

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Ergodyne debuts Arsenal® Lil’ Buddy™ tool organizers

August 1, 2011
Ergodyne announced today a line expansion to their Arsenal® Equipment Storage System: Tool Bag series, including seven new Arsenal® Lil’ Buddies™.

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Critical aviation projects grounded due to Congressional inaction

July 26, 2011
Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernization projects around the country after Congress failed to pass legislation on Friday giving the FAA the authority necessary for work to continue.

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Ergodyne introduces Squids® hard hat lanyards

July 26, 2011
Ergodyne announced today the expansion of their Squids® Lanyard Series to include the new Squids® 3150 Buckle Hard Hat Lanyard and Squids® 3155 Clamp Hard Hat Lanyard .

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No lessons learned from first amputation; second follows a week later

The company had been cited by OSHA for 47 violations since 1988
July 14, 2011
Two workers at one company working at two separate press brakes suffered amputations eight days apart last January – resulting in fines and membership in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program for T & D Metal Products LLC of Watseka, IL.
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Bucket lift dispute turns costly for Georgia manufacturer (7/14)

July 14, 2011
An employee who was fired after raising concerns about the proper use of a bucket lift will receive back wages with interest, thanks to a settlement reached by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Blue Bird Corp., a Georgia-based school bus manufacturer.
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Like déjà vu all over again for MA contractor (7/14)

“An unguarded excavation is only seconds away from becoming a grave”
July 14, 2011
A Massachusetts contractor with a long history of violating workplace safety standards faces a total of $354,000 in new proposed fines from OSHA, chiefly for exposing its employees to cave-in hazards at work sites in Cambridge and Framingham.
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