Category: Contractor Safety

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As the demands facing organizations become more complex, contractor safety is a growing area of focus. With an increasing number of independent contractors in the workforce and organizations relying heavily on supply chain partners, companies need to stay on top of compliance issues impacting joint, contract, and temporary employment while also optimizing their overall supply chain’s safety and sustainability in order to ensure success. Here are a few free resources and recent news covering this important topic.

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Mobile device

Contextual Mobile Device Management: The Next Generation of Worksite Safety

Leading companies in construction and industrial workplaces are recognizing the promise of mobile computing and smart devices on the job, as well as quickly learning how to make the most of this technological shift. Smartphones and tablets are assisting contractors not only with capturing and managing data but also with optimizing and streamlining their operations.

Tunnel construction safety

Contractors Cited by Cal/OSHA for San Francisco Tunnel Fatality

California’s Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited two contractors for multiple serious safety violations after a worker was fatally struck by a steel beam last August while working on a light rail tunnel project in San Francisco. The agency is seeking $65,300 in penalties.

Safety culture

Do Your Contractors and Suppliers Share Your Safety Culture?

Your safety culture—the attitudes and habits underlying health and safety practices 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.

Supporter for trench

Fatal Trench Collapse Results in Citation of Contractor, Staffing Agency

OSHA has cited All Power Construction Corp. and staffing agency Labor Finders of Tennessee Inc. after a temporary employee installing sewer lines at an Alabama work site suffered a fatal injury in a trench collapse. All Power Construction Corp. faces $139,684 in proposed penalties and Labor Finders of Tennessee Inc. faces the maximum allowed $12,934 […]

New Bill Looks to Ensure Contractor Safety and Accountability

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, has introduced legislation to help ensure that companies contracting with the federal government maintain safe workplaces. The Contractor Accountability and Workplace Safety Act was introduced in response to President Trump’s revocation of an executive order that required companies to disclose past labor law violations when bidding for large […]

Report Highlights Benefits of Contractor Safety Qualification

The National Safety Council (NSC) has released a new report, Making the Case for Contractor Management: Examining the Safety Benefits of 3rd Party Management. The report includes an analysis of hypotheses to assess the safety benefits of contractor safety prequalification programs for participating suppliers, contractors, and vendors. The contractors involved were found to have better […]