Safety in the Construction Industry

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Workers face repeated, “high-gravity” fall hazards with Philly stucco co.

JC Stucco and Stone Inc. faces $235,700 in proposed penalties
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Masonry contractor JC Stucco and Stone Inc. has been cited by OSHA for three willful and three repeat safety violations. OSHA's March 2014 inspection was initiated in response to a referral by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections due to an imminent threat to worker health and safety at the site.


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Plastering subcontractor repeatedly exposed workers to fall hazards

Roma Construction cited for 12 repeat and serious safety violations
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Roma Construction Inc., a stucco plastering subcontractor of Monticello Homes, is being cited for five repeat and seven serious violations by OSHA. The Texas company exposed workers to falls hazards of up to 20 feet as a result of improper scaffolding at the Hastings Ridge at Kinder Ranch residential development. The proposed penalty is $79,200.


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How safety & health innovators can protect their patents

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A new patent guide from the Center for Research Construction and Training ( CPWR) offers valuable information to academic researchers and others who have developed better or safer approaches to work in the construction industry.


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Zone safety: Protecting highway workers

By Katherine McCarthy
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Our highway infrastructure is aging, and that means rebuilding and improving existing roadways.


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New research from CPRW advances understanding of construction safety

Fatal falls, lifetime risks
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The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry through research, training, and service programs. The following are recently published journal articles by CPWR scholars:


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Ill. builder shows “consistent reluctance” to follow safety standards

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For the fifth time in five years, Miller Building Systems LLC has been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to fall and overhead hazards. In a bit of numeric irony, proposed penalties total $55,000.


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Georgia roofing workers exposed to 24 foot falls

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Pablo Lopez of Norcross has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three repeat and one serious safety violation following inspections at two work sites in Milton and Smyrna where employees were performing roofing work without fall protection.


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Accusations fly over controversial NY Scaffold Law study

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A study being used by the construction industry to support a bid to change New York’s century-old Scaffold Law is tainted, according to opponents of the revisions, who say it was heavily edited by the business interests who funded it.


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What does severe weather have to do with construction falls?

Hailstorm damage causes uptick in Montana roof repairs
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Following a major hailstorm on May 18 and a resulting increase in construction, OSHA is extending enforcement activity and asks for Billings-area employers, workers and consumers to protect roofing and construction workers against fall hazards.


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North Dakota’s high hazard industries get OSHA’s attention

Fatalities lead to enforcement program, extra investigators
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A special enforcement emphasis program launched by OSHA this month will temporarily bring additional investigators from throughout the U.S. to North Dakota, in an effort to reduce the high fatality rates in the state's oil and gas and construction industries.


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