OSHA inspectors paid a visit to a Birmingham, Alabama, plumbing contracting business after an inspector noticed workers in an unprotected trench. The inspection was part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. The compliance officer issued one willful and four serious citations to the employer for allowing employees to work in an excavation […]
You’ve read about concussions on the sports field. But did you know about the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on the job site?
It’s time to take action as you plan a stand-down to boost awareness and prevent injuries and fatalities. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Air Force, the National Safety Council, and other partners are joining OSHA in an effort to reach five million workers through the 2016 Safety Stand-Down May […]
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With more than 650,000 employers and 6-million-plus employees, construction is a solid pillar of the U.S. economy. According to the Associated General Contractors, the building industry creates nearly $1 trillion worth of structures each year.