CPWR (the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights) recently developed eight practical worksheets compiled into a booklet titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.
I've been thinking a lot about the construction profession and our obligations to each other and our clients. All professionals have an obligation to those they serve. There are contractual obligations between companies and clients, and legal obligations between the government and taxpayers.
The day after a crane accident on a bridge injured several people on a bus, the Washington State Department of Transportation ordered safety "stand-downs" at all their construction sites statewide, according to Seattle TV station KING5.
Macau is drafting new construction safety rules, officials said, after several workers died recently at casino sites amid a building boom in the world's largest gambling hub, according to a report by Reuters news agency.
Despite growing awareness about the importance of safe work practices, the construction sector in Australia is falling short in its efforts to reduce accidents on job sites, a leading safety consultant says. Emma Bentton, founder of mobile application safety systems provider Systems on a Shoestring, said practices had improved throughout the building sector in a number of areas but that gains in outcomes over recent years had not matched those delivered in other areas of the economy.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says those interested in construction safety and health and Prevention through Design will want to know about a new pilot credit posted earlier this year by the U.S. Green Building Council to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Pilot Credit Library.
A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examines thirty years of hearing loss trends experienced by workers exposed to noise while on the job, across various industries. The study, published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, found that while progress has been made in reducing the risk of hearing loss within most industry sectors, additional efforts are needed within the Mining, Construction, and Healthcare and Social Assistance sectors.
A.C. Castle/Daryl J. Provencher faces nearly $300K in OSHA fines
April 7, 2015
Three roofing workers employed by Provencher Home Improvement of Beverly, Massachusetts were hospitalized after a two-story fall from a scaffold platform that broke beneath them, OSHA inspectors have determined.
What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is an event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. In 2015 OSHA is focusing on "Fall Hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention."