Safety in the Construction Industry

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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