OSHA’s silica rule survives the Congressional budget process, the aviation industry bans a popular recreational item and an unsafe contractor could spend time in prison for an employee’s fatal fall. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
The fatal explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010 shocked the nation. It was the worst mine disaster in the United States in decades, with 29 coal miners losing their lives. Earlier this month, jurors in West Virginia sent a clear message that no mine operator is above the law when they found former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship guilty of conspiracy to willfully violate mine health and safety standards.
From interactive workshops and specialized seminars to hands-on skill-building sessions, World of Concrete’s (WOC) world-class education program equips field personnel, project leaders, supervisors and owners with the latest knowledge in every facet of the professional concrete business.
World of Concrete (WOC) -- the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries -- will once again feature special product and action areas.
Roofing company owner James J. McCullagh pleaded guilty Dec. 9 criminal penalties, including willfully violating an OSHA regulation causing death to an employee, making false statements, and obstructing justice.
For a century our nation has relied on the workers' compensation system to provide for workers injured on the job while making sure that each employer picks up his or her fair share of the costs. In theory, the system assigns the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses to employers through comp insurance premiums.
Organizations share safety recommendations throughout the contractor lifecycle
November 30, 2015
In a report released today, the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council lays out a safety roadmap for employers to effectively handle the complexities of contractor management. Fourteen Campbell Institute companies contributed real-world experiences and recommended practices to the report, which comes at a time when the number of contract and temporary workers in the U.S. is increasing rapidly.