Safety in the Construction Industry

Report: Most NY construction deaths preventable

May 1, 2014

A report released by the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) indicates that construction is the deadliest industry in the state, and that immigrants comprise half of all construction deaths.


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OSHA to hold national construction stand-down in June

Emphasis will be on fall protection
April 22, 2014

OSHA will host a National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention in Construction On June 2-6, in order to raise awareness about the hazards of falls – the leading cause of death in the construction industry.


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NYC construction worker falls eight stories to his death

Planking had been removed from part of scaffolding
April 15, 2014

A 34-year-old construction worker died yesterday afternoon after falling from scaffolding at a hotel under renovation in midtown Manhattan.


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New York fights over scaffold safety law

April 15, 2014

A construction industry effort to eliminate New York’s century-old Scaffold Law is getting push-back from a new coalition of pro-Scaffold advocates which says it’s needed to protect the state’s construction workers.


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Steel association calls for global safety audit

April 14, 2014

In an effort that could involve up to four million people across the globe, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) is asking the steel industry to conduct a comprehensive safety audit that would conclude on Steel Safety Day and World Safety Day, April 28.


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OSHA wants changes in Arizona’s fall protection standards

Agency hints at possible federal takeover
April 4, 2014

In a letter sent last month to the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health , OSHA said it does not believe that Arizona’s residential fall protection standards are at least as effective as federal OSHA standards.


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NRCA testifies on OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

April 2, 2014

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) provided testimony today on OSHA’s proposed rule to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The testimony was part of a three-week public hearing process being held by OSHA.


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OSHA announces final rule for power generation, transmission and distribution standard

40-year-old standard revised
April 2, 2014

OSHA’s final rule revising the standards for power generation, transmission and distribution will be published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2014.  It will be effective 90 days following publication, although OSHA has adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements.


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Toolbox Talk: Eye Safety

April 2, 2014

EYE INJURIES: some facts . . .About 1 ,000 work-related eye injuries occur each day. CONSTRUCTION HAS THE HIGHEST RATE! Every day, more than 120 construction workers are disabled and forced to miss work because of an eye injury. The alternative . . .


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Fla. worker trapped in hot liquid asphalt

Rescue took eight hours
April 1, 2014

A Florida construction company employee suffered severe burns to his legs and feet after becoming tripped in hot liquid asphalt – an incident which earned his company OSHA citations for ten serious safety and health violations. Proposed penalties are $63,360.


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