Safety in the Construction Industry

NRCA and United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers support National Safety Stand-Down, June 2-6

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The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (UURWAW) and National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) are supporting the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), taking place throughout the U.S. from June 2-6, 2014.


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Young worker blown off roof by wind gust, falls to death

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Following the death of 23-year-old construction worker Kyle Brown, OSHA found that his employer, Watertown-based general construction contractor MTL Design Inc., failed to provide and ensure the use of fall protection safeguards that would have prevented his death. OSHA cited the company for a willful and a serious violation.


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Unions from around the world call for asbestos ban

Russian asbestos industry tries to crash conference
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It’s legal in emerging nations but banned in the developed world (although you can still find it in many buildings). An international coalition called for it to be banned globally 25 years ago, but as an industry, it continues to thrive.


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Conn. contractor removes flooring, exposes workers to wall collapse, fall hazards

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A Stamford, Connecticut-based contractor faces $196,000 in fines for 14 violations following an OSHA inspection that uncovered multiple hazards stemming from the company’s failure to brace the building's walls and adhere to basic, legally required safeguards.


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Construction firms come together for “Safety Week”

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The first-ever construction industry-wide safety week is wrapping, after having gained participation from the  CEOs and leaders of 31 national and global construction firms representing the Construction Industry Safety Group and the Incident and Injury Free® CEO Forum.


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OSHA to hold hearing on extending crane operator certification deadline

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OSHA has scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss its proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment.


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Award winning safety

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McWilliams Electric prides itself on their high Safety Rating and continuous training of office and field personnel.  This level of excellence has won McWilliams several Industry Safety Awards and can be contributed to McWilliams Electric's Safety Director Jerry McGlynn.


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Want to participate in OSHA’s Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction?

Here’s information to help you get ready
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OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is fast approaching. From June 2-6, contractors, construction workers and a variety of government agencies will take time out from their regular tasks to focus on preventing falls – the top cause of fatalities in the industry.


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Report: Most NY construction deaths preventable

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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
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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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