On March 25, 2016, federal OSHA finalized its new crystalline silica rule. Despite a court challenge, and over the objections of Cal/OSHA’s construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) has adopted federal OSHA’s silica rules.
Babies born in the year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last set a human health assessment for ammonia are adults now, and it looks like it’s not as risky now than it was back then. What does EPA’s new assessment portend for facilities that use ammonia and the standard set by the Occupational Safety […]
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Construction companies with a robust safety culture fared impressively compared to other contractors, according to an in-depth report. Find out more about the benefits they’re realizing, including some that go beyond worker protection.
A spate of fall incidents in the greater Philadelphia area prompted OSHA to call on the region’s construction companies to ensure that their employees have and use proper equipment when required to protect them from work-related falls.
If you missed this year’s Keene State College construction safety boot camp in June, mark your calendar for a repeat of the popular program in 2017. Learn more about this unusual approach that just might work for your employees.
On this episode of EHS on Tap, we discuss the constantly changing work environment for construction workers and the human response to site progress. We talk to construction and compliance experts Debbie Petrelle and Ana Ellington about this workplace phenomenon and the importance for construction workers and managers to practice good housekeeping on a daily […]
At an apartment complex construction site in Nebraska, OSHA found construction contractors jeopardizing the safety and health of workers. The agency’s inspection resulted in citations for five companies working at the three-building complex.
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?