Safety in the Construction Industry

NIOSH issues new Prevention through Design paper on fall prevention

February 5, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released a new Prevention through Design paper on Preventing Falls through the Design of Roof Parapets (PDF*).


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New and updated OSHA resources on falls, asbestos available

February 4, 2014

OSHA has released a new Fatal Fact resource on "Falls from Telecommunications Towers" (PDF*), illustrating how failure to plan, provide the right equipment, and train workers effectively can lead to worker deaths.


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Secure tools and equipment to avoid dangerous drops from heights

February 3, 2014
Aerial safety goes beyond your standard fall protection. In the past, objects-at-heights hazard planning has been an afterthought — or not even a thought.


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CPWR research results:

Construction workers at nuke facilities exposed to beryllium

January 29, 2014

Some construction workers at nuclear weapons facilities operated by the Department of Energy show symptoms of a chronic lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium, despite the fact that their exposure levels were relatively low.


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Vinyl acetate hazards get Connecticut manufacturer PSM citations

Issues ID’d in 2012 report still not resolved
January 24, 2014

OSHA has cited StanChem Inc. for 13 serious violations of workplace safety standards at its East Berlin, Conn., manufacturing plant. The manufacturer of specialty coatings and polymers faces a total of $55,300 in proposed fines following an inspection by OSHA's Hartford Area Office.


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OSHA takes construction fall prevention campaign to billboards

Plan. Provide. Train.
January 20, 2014

Phoenix area residents are getting an eyeful of OSHA’s campaign to reduce construction industry falls in the form of billboards bearing stark personal messages, along with a reminder of the agency’s anti-fall motto: Plan. Provide. Train.


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CPWR releases construction safety videos based on real-life tragedies

NIOSH FACE reports provide the stories
January 15, 2014

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has used reports produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as the basis of three short training videos that vividly illustrate some of the hazards of construction work.


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Despite icy temps, some outdoor work goes on

CPWR offers tips for surviving cold
January 7, 2014

With much of the nation in the grip of an arctic blast, many construction sites are shut down. Others, with the aid of new technologies -- like chemical additives that allow concrete to cure in low temperatures – may continue to operate, exposing workers to extreme weather.


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Top 10 construction site safety essentials

January 7, 2014

Every week at least one person is killed on a construction site in the United Kingdom, but the truth is that various simple measures can prevent this. We all know that construction has its dangers with hazardous chemicals, falling objects and damaging noise levels however; there are many different pieces of equipment that can literally save your life.


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Four workers injured when steel structure at Texas A&M collapses

January 6, 2014

The June, 2013 collapse of a steel structure at Texas A&M that was intended to serve as the university’s equestrian shelter injured four workers and earned OSHA citations for two Houston-based construction companies.


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