Safety in the Construction Industry

Crane danger gets Chicago company $350,000+ fine

Company demonstrated “blatant disregard” for worker safety

OSHA has cited specialty metal forgings producer A. Finkl & Sons Co. with 26 safety violations at the company's Chicago facility, including two willful violations that involve failing to provide fall protection around open pits and rectify multiple hazards found in crane inspections. Proposed penalties total $352,700.


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Texas subcontractors get paid for safety

A Texas construction safety group has received a $1.6 million dividend based on its overall loss ratio. The Texas Construction Association (TCA) safety group, designed by subcontractors to benefit subcontractors, received the payment from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers' compensation insurance.


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Non residential, residential construction helps industry spending reach highest level since December 2009

The construction industry is getting some good news from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). According to an analysis of new federal data, construction spending in June rose to a 2-1/2 year high as double-digit percentage increases in private residential and nonresidential construction more than offset an ongoing downturn in public construction.


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Wiring up Wallenda’s tightrope walk

This summer’s Nik Wallenda tightrope walk across Niagara Falls was not only a marvel of daredevilry, but also a marvel of international co-operation, as regulators on both sides of the border worked together to make the event a reality, according to the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record.


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Bechtel talks about slips, trips and falls

Slips, Trips and Falls. When you think of workplace falls, dramatic falls from higher elevations come to mind. Falls from higher elevations most likely result in serious or fatal injuries whereas most common, everyday falls seem minor without resulting in serious injuries.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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