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OSHA, the Hispanic Contractors Association De Tejas (HCAT) and the American Sub-Contractors Association held a 10-hour marathon training session last month to promote safety and health for construction workers in the Greater Houston area.
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, but these deaths are preventable, and OSHA is working to educate workers and employers about Preventing Falls in Construction.
With a new state bill that raises the height for fall protection requirements, Arizona is pitting itself against the federal government – and the ASSE is urging OSHA to enforce federal fall hazard standards.
States that report low numbers of nonfatal injuries among construction workers tend to have high rates of fatal injuries, while those with low fatality rates tend to report higher numbers of nonfatal injuries, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.
Monthly safety courses for subcontractors and OSHA 10-hour training for all workers formed the backbone of a strategy that allowed contractor Odebrecht-OHL to construct a two million-man-hour project at Miami International Airport without a single lost time accident.
In the wake of four recent construction incidents in Northern New Jersey, OSHA is calling on construction companies in the state to ensure that employees working above 6 feet have the proper equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job.
A Brooklyn contractor was aware that the steel structure he was erecting was “unstable,” according to OSHA, which found numerous hazards contributing to the fatal collapse of that structure last fall in Brighton Beach, NY.
Five of the nation’s largest construction trade associations have teamed up to form the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace (CCDAFW).
OSHA has proposed fines totaling $117,740 against Newport-based Raymond J. Cawley Contracting Inc. for allowing cave-in and other hazards while workers were excavating in Middletown to replace a sewer line.
OSHA has renewed the Alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners aimed at protecting workers while working in roadway construction work zones.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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