Safety in the Construction Industry

Vinyl acetate hazards get Connecticut manufacturer PSM citations

Issues ID’d in 2012 report still not resolved

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.

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

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

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

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

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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Work sites change, but company’s fall protection hazards remain the same

Painting & Decorating Inc. placed in SVEP

A New York paining and stucco contractor with a long history of fall protection and scaffold safety violations has wracked up a new set of OSHA violations, with a $460,350 price tag.


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Fall protection gear gets tagged

What to look for in a radio-frequency identification system
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, once used to track nuclear missiles, shipping containers and even livestock, has evolved into a smart solution for managing safety equipment.


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Falls remain leading cause of construction industry deaths

Prevention, protection options numerous but not always used

One man – a company owner – has turned fall prevention in the construction industry into a moral crusade. A fall victim has made a video to warn others about the mistake he made on the job – an error that left him paralyzed.


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Top construction industry stories from 2013

Silica proposal, crane operator standards in the news

Construction deaths rose even as overall occupational fatalities in the U.S. decreased. OSHA finally unveils its silica rule. OSHA inspectors kept busy at construction sites around the country. These were among the top construction-related stories featured on www.ISHN.com in 2013.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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