Items Tagged with 'residential'


More roofers die in residential construction than other types

Higher rates among younger, Hispanic workers
March 13, 2013

A new NIOSH-funded study on fatalities in the construction industry suggests roofers in residential construction are among those most likely to die in falls from roofs. The study, "Fatal falls from roofs among U.S. construction workers," finds that "the odds of fatal falls from roofs were higher for roofing and residential construction than any other construction sector."

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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures for residential construction

August 31, 2012

OSHA says it will extend for three months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15, 2012.

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Non residential, residential construction helps industry spending reach highest level since December 2009

August 1, 2012

The construction industry is getting some good news from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). According to an analysis of new federal data, construction spending in June rose to a 2-1/2 year high as double-digit percentage increases in private residential and nonresidential construction more than offset an ongoing downturn in public construction.

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ASSE protests new Arizona bill that lowers construction worker fall protections

June 29, 2012

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.

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Construction employment sees biggest decline in two years

June 8, 2012

Construction employment fell in May by 28,000, the largest decline in two years, and is now at the lowest level since last August, according to an analysis of new federal data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

March 21, 2012

OSHA will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.

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ASSE supports OSHA's fall protection actions

February 29, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers said it supports OSHA's rescission of the interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction.

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OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction

February 15, 2012

OSHA will extend for six months its temporary enforcement measures in residential construction.

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Homebuilders decry new safety regulations

October 21, 2011

St. Louis-area homebuilders are pressing their case that new rules to prevent workers from falling from roofs could add thousands of dollars to new home prices and threaten contractors struggling in a hard-pressed industry.

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Lawmaker with roofing industry ties blasts OSHA for fall protection requirement

October 7, 2011

At this week's hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) vigorously criticized the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), David Michaels, over a directive requiring fall protection equipment for workers on residential roofing projects.

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