Category: Contractor Safety

OSHA Cites NJ Contractor for Settlement Agreement Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Bergen County, New Jersey, roofing contractor with violating a settlement agreement and 10 new safety violations. The agency is now seeking $600,741 in penalties for the new violations. Janiec Roofing Inc. of Lodi, New Jersey, entered into a settlement agreement with OSHA after two 2019 inspections […]

Contractor Gets Jail Time in Trench Fatality

A Colorado contractor has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for a fatal 2018 trench collapse at a Granby, Colorado, work site. The case comes under a partnership between the Department of Labor (DOL) Solicitor’s Office and state and local prosecutors to prosecute employers under state criminal statutes, along with an increased number of […]

Work Safety

Safety Best Practices for Contract, Gig, and Temporary Workers

The number of staffing agencies and temporary workers grew rapidly during the end of the last century, and the types of alternative work arrangements continue to proliferate. There now are several types of workers in “nonstandard work arrangements.”

Supply chain safety management

5 Steps for Ensuring Your Contractors and Suppliers Share Your Safety Culture

Your safety culture—the attitudes and habits underlying health and safety practices and compliance programs in your workplace—is an essential hazard control. It can be difficult to build but easy to destroy, and one thing that can destroy your carefully constructed safety culture is a permissive attitude toward the safety practices of your contractors and suppliers.

Temporary vs Permanent Workers

NIOSH Notes a Higher Injury Rate Among Temporary Workers

Temporary workers have a higher overall injury rate than permanent workers in the same occupations, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researchers found in a study of Ohio workers’ compensation claims.

Contractor

A Burning PPE Question: What’s an Employer’s Liability?

When an employer provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to all onsite workers (including contractors and subcontractors), does it have any liability or exposure if the PPE fails? Does the fact of whether the PPE was provided for free come into play? This question was recently posed to experts at Safety.BLR.com®—read on to see their response.

Training on the floor

The Growing Importance of Refreshing Your Workforce’s Safety Training

For organizations with large contractor workforces, managing risk by ensuring safety has become increasingly important. Companies rely on comprehensive occupational health and safety training to keep their workers safe and to mitigate supply chain and regulatory risks associated with poor safety adherence among their contractor workforce. They have realized that safety training is not a […]

safety warehouse incentives management

Aligning the Safety Cultures of Client and Contractor

Conducive cultures can be the most effective tool in achieving safety results. High-performance organizations realize alignment of safety cultures is becoming the core responsibility of not just the contractor, but those engaging them as well.