Category: Contractor Safety

Boston-Area Contractors Cited in Mezzanine Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited two project contractors after a demolition contractor lost his legs when a concrete mezzanine platform on the west wall of a building at the former Boston Edison power plant in south Boston collapsed during demolition and asbestos abatement operations. Two other workers suffered injuries, the agency announced […]

The Significance of Safety Signage

Signs are an important part of any workplace. They communicate critical information to workers and help keep everyone safe. But not all signs are created equal. If you want to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible, you need to use effective signage. There are a few key things to keep in mind […]

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Contractor Safety

You might be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting contractor safety. Well, to put it plainly, contractor safety is now a top priority for businesses across the globe. To keep workers safe, many companies have implemented strict health and safety guidelines that must be followed by all contractors. And in some cases, companies are […]

How to Conduct Contractor Performance Evaluations

A contractor’s safety is directly correlated to their overall performance at the job. An often-overlooked aspect of contractor management is the act of conducting performance evaluations. They are important because they provide insight into how the quality of output from your external contractors is affecting your overall business performance. Performance evaluations can be used to […]

5 Signs You Need Contractor Management Software

Among the many daily operations to undertake in conducting a successful business, safety management is irrefutably a top priority. Safety-conscious companies dedicate a great deal of effort to ensuring that their operations and people within it remain compliant. With the emergence of technology, the EHS industry has become resourceful in developing frameworks to most effectively […]

Roofer, roofing

Florida Roofer Facing Imprisonment in Ongoing OSHA Case

A Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor faces incarceration for his failure to comply with court orders related to a series of safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced. Travis Slaughter, the owner of Great White Construction Inc. and Florida Roofing Experts, has failed to pay $2,202,049 in penalties assessed by OSHA for […]

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.