OSHA finds lack of fall protection at 3 residential job sites
November 7, 2014
Bosco Custom Homes Inc. has again been cited for failure to provide fall protection to workers on three separate residential framing projects. OSHA has cited the company for 30 violations, including three willful, 20 serious and seven repeat safety violations. Proposed penalties total $174,240.
Chad Weller was a communication tower technician. He worked to bring you the cell service you use every day to text your friends or navigate your route to work. He loved his job, and he took great pride in providing this service for you and me.
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:
FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION. In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities (255 falls to lower level) out of 774 total fatalities in construction. These deaths are preventable. Falls can be prevented and lives can be saved through three simple steps: Plan. Provide. Train.
OSHA focuses on protecting cell tower employees after increase in worksite fatalities
February 24, 2014
A maintenance worker fell to his death Jan. 31 from a cell tower in Cameron County, Texas. The next day, a cell phone tower collapsed in Clarksburg, W.Va. Minutes later a second tower at the same Clarksburg site also fell. The collapse of these two towers resulted in the deaths of two workers and a firefighter responding to the scene, and sent two other employees to the hospital with serious injuries.
Oil and gas industry, electrical safety, workers comp costs make news
December 14, 2013
E-cigarettes getting into the wrong hands, a new option for OSHA whistleblowers and developments in the NY train derailment were among this week’s top EHS- and health-related stories as featured on ISHN.com.
Teenage construction worker seriously injured in same town, different accident
July 18, 2013
The co-owner of a small tree service company in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, was not wearing his safety equipment when he fell to his death July 11 while trimming trees, according to his partner in the business.