Lack of fall protection and improper use of scaffolding contributed to nearly 40% of construction fatalities in 2014. While the industry voices concern over the high fines for these violations, the damage is far greater … about Construction’s Deadliest: The Top 5 OSHA Violations (and How to Avoid Them)
With all the safety courses and toolbox talks going on, it’s hard to imagine that anyone on a construction site today can forget to put on safety glasses, wear a hardhat, safely climb a ladder, … about Only You Can Prevent a Safety Violation
One of the toughest aspects of a superintendent’s job is safety. They often visit work sites to ensure everything’s in order from a safety perspective. But, as soon as they walk away, someone removes a … about How to Make Your Superintendent the Safest Super in the World
OSHA recently adopted a new set of requirements for protecting workers from exposure to silica dust. Unfortunately, those who already suffer from health effects caused by exposure to this dust, a condition commonly called silicosis, have … about Health Effects and Legal Remedies for Silica Exposure
At the top of the most often cited is fall protection. Believe it or not, it’s held this position for six years in a row. It’s not difficult to see why OSHA inspectors take this … about Why Fall Protection Continues To Be OSHA’s Top Offender Year, Over Year, Over Year
Starting in 2013, OSHA began the process of reviewing and revising its silica exposure regulations, and after extensive collaboration with industry, scientific research, and public hearings, it released the new limits to take effect in … about What Does the OSHA Silica Rule Really Mean?