Safety in the Construction Industry

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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A son suffocates, a father's years of tears

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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

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Industry groups often opposed regulations before they supported them


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Safety tips from NIOSH for working in the summer heat

By Garrett Burnett
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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

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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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