Safety technology and best practices for general construction site safety have come a long way in recent years. However, by the numbers, construction still remains one of the most dangerous professions there is.
If you’re a superintendent who is spread too thin or a painter who’s rushed and behind schedule, the lines between what is safe and risky can get blurred. You can start looking within your company, … about Your Roadmap to an Accident-Free Jobsite
Until recently OSHA visits have come mostly in the form of on-the-ground safety inspections, but late last year the agency began conducting jobsite inspections using camera-equipped aerial drones, raising some privacy concerns in the industry.
The new rule changes the certification categories for crane operations and removes the requirement that operators be certified for a specific crane lifting capacity.
There’s a good reason for this lack of tolerance. Nearly 4,600 people die each year doing their jobs, and some three million are injured. The number one killer—falls.
Your construction company has a safety program. Of course it does! Every man and woman on your jobsite knows to wear a hardhat and safety vest, knows when it’s a good idea to tie off, … about Safety First. And Last.
OSHA’s long-awaited proposed rule to clarify crane operator requirements comes nearly eight years after the agency’s attempts at certification began with the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard. The rule mandated that crane operators become … about OSHA Moves to Finalize Changes to Crane Operator Certification
Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases the Top 10 Most Cited Violations of safety and health standards. OSHA 5 top offenders are repeats from the year before, and the year before that. … about How to Identify and Prevent the Top OSHA Violations
OSHA's accident search results pages reveal respiratory damage on the job are not isolated incidents, and people develop their injuries over the long term. For example, consider the case of a 55-year-old man working as … about Breathe Easier by Not Violating OSHA’s Fourth Most Cited Standard
Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases the Top 10 Most Cited Violations of safety and health standards. For any employer, this list is a good starting point when doing their own safety … about Scaffold Citations Stack Up in OSHA’s Enforcement Efforts