Safety in the Construction Industry

Safety in the Construction Industry covers fall protection, PPE, regulations and best practices.

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40 foot fall hazards at Mass. renovation project

Employers face more than $110K in fines for failing to provide fall protection

Workers doing renovation at the former Dye Works in Easthampton faced potentially fatal falls of up to 40 feet because their employers failed to provide proper protection, OSHA has found. Agency inspectors visited the work site on July 11, 2014, in response to a complaint about fall hazards there.


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NRCA + GAF launch a website on roofing safety

In an effort to help roofing contractors provide more on-the-job safety measures for their employees, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based GAF to launch the GAF Commercial Roof Safety Guide (www.gaf.com/safety), a website focusing on low-slope roofing safety.


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Deadly fall blamed on lack of fall protection

A roofing worker in Piasa, Illinois fell 27 feet to his death on Aug. 4th, 2014 because his employer, Mid-State Construction & Roofing Inc., failed to provide fall protection, according to OSHA.


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CPWR to develop method for evaluating subcontractor safety

Owners and general contractors currently have no standardized procedure for evaluating potential subcontractors on the basis of their ability to provide a safe work environment for workers. A Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) project scheduled to get underway in 2015 will develop and validate a new publicly available pre-qualification assessment tool for construction projects in order to select and promote safer contractors.


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CPWR to research nanotechnology risks for construction industry

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has revealed plans for a major research effort to explore how nanotechnology is transforming our industry, and what implications this holds for worker safety. 


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Greensboro civic auditorium demolition may have exposed workers to asbestos

Greensboro, NC city employees and contractors may have been exposed to asbestos while working toward the demolition of War Memorial Auditorium, according to a recent report in the region’s newspaper, The News & Record.


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Workers renovating Ill. middle school are exposed to asbestos

No PPE, engineering controls to limit exposure

While renovating an Evanston, Ill. Middle school, workers from six separate companies were exposed to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards, according to OSHA, which inspected the site after receiving a complaint. Staff and students were on summer break during the July 2014 inspection..


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OSHA Emphasis Programs

REGION I: (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) - Local Emphasis Program for the Fish Processing Industry, Regional Emphasis Program for Fall Hazards.


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Teenage worker dies at Missouri construction site

A 16-year-old laborer who was told to stand in a danger zone died after being struck by the swinging cab and boom of a crane at a Delta, Missouri work site on June 18, 2014.


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Fla. diver dies during underwater construction work

A 45-year-old untrained driver died June 10, 2014 while completing surface-supplied air diving during underwater construction activities for the City of Weston, Florida.


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EVENTS

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The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving

12/2/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Distracted driving is a serious issue. This webinar will explore the types and sources of driver distraction, human factors that lead to distraction and the effect current laws have on the problem.

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Industry

BST Safety in Action® Conference

3/19/15
Hyatt Regency
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL
United States
Experience a conference that can truly be tailored to the specific safety and learning objectives of you and your teams.

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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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