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Antonio Barajas, a 33-year-old tree trimmer, died at work when he was thrown against a wood chipper. Hans Petersen, a 30-year-old solar panel installer, died on the job when he fell off an apartment building roof.
OSHA has cited Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls with three serious safety violations after a worker was struck by a section of the crane he was assembling and killed April 20. The incident occurred at a construction site on Highway 41 south of Schuering Road near De Pere, Wisconsin.
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has appointed four new members and re-appointment of two current members to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.
There are a number of industries in the United Arab Emirates that have excellent safety records, ensuring workers are cognizant of what is required for their own benefit, while keeping to the optimum level of efficiency.
Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.
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The Associated General Contractors of America will continue to provide fall protection safety training next year thanks to a federal safety grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
OSHA has cited Cavalieri Construction Co. Inc. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at a Chelsea worksite. The Everett-based contractor faces a total of $40,700 in proposed fines for excavation hazards identified during OSHA's April inspection of the work site.
OSHA has cited Roger Shortridge Construction, based in Mt. Lookout, for one willful and two serious violations at a Tridelphia, W.Va work site.
On demand This webinar will provide an overview of the standards that are providing safety managers a blueprint for compliance. During the NFPA Standards review component, NFPA 652, NFPA 654, NFPA 61 and other relevant Combustible Dust and Combustible Metals Dust Standards will be highlighted and discussed.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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