Category: Fall Protection

Illinois Contractor Facing $264K in New OSHA Fines

Maestro Construction Inc., a Bolingbrook, Illinois, construction contractor that has been cited seven times since 2020, faces $264,407 in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for again exposing employees doing framing work to the risk of deadly falls at two homes under construction in Hanover Park, the agency announced June 12. OSHA inspectors […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Fall Protection Training Program

Fall protection programs are anything but static. They must constantly adjust and adapt when new hazards arise in the workplace, OSHA requirements or ANSI guidelines are released, or to integrate modern technology to keep workers safe. Whenever the program changes, new training or retraining must occur for authorized users in the organization. Attendance at these trainings […]

Infographic: Fall Protection Compliance

Fall hazards are one of the construction industry’s “Fatal Four” safety hazards, along with caught-in or -between, electrocution, and struck-by hazards. Here’s what you need to know about compliance with OSHA’s fall protection standard.

Back to Basics: Are You Ready for Construction Fall Hazards?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare for construction fall hazards. Are you ready for the hazards of summer building, including the construction industry’s deadliest hazard? Falls from heights can cause serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. Fall […]

OSHA Settles with New Jersey Contractor After Fatal Fall

Granite & Marble Services LLC, a Linden, New Jersey, contractor, has agreed to pay a $13,500 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine following a worker’s fatal fall at a Bayonne building site, the agency announced May 23. After OSHA cited the contractor with four serious safety violations, the company requested an informal conference with […]

Missouri Roofer Facing $258K OSHA Fine

Missouri roofing contractor 13 Construction & Pro Services LLC faces $258,063 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for illegally exposing roofing workers to the dangers of fall hazards—five times in seven weeks at six Wentzville, Missouri, residential building sites, the agency announced May 7. OSHA inspectors opened investigations after observing 13 Construction & […]

Two Employers Facing OSHA Fines in Fatal Falls

A pair of employers—one in East Boston, Massachusetts, and another in Hahira, Georgia—face Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations and fines following employees’ fatal falls. Sky Safety Inc. of East Boston faces $447,087 in OSHA penalties after a window cleaner’s fatal 29-story fall from a building in downtown Boston’s financial district, the agency announced […]

Employer Facing $164K OSHA Fine in Visiting Nurse’s Death

A pair of home healthcare providers face $163,627 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines following the death of a licensed practical nurse during a home visit in Willimantic, Connecticut, the agency announced May 1. OSHA cited Jordan Health Care Inc. and New England Home Care Inc., both doing business as Elara Caring, with […]

ASSP: Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention is May 6-10

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) on April 25 called on employers to participate in the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 6-10. The National Safety Stand-Down is part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) year-round fall prevention campaign. Falls from height, one of the construction industry’s […]

Florida Contractor Cited in Heat-Related Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Belle Glade, Florida, farm labor contractor McNeill Labor Management Inc. in the heatstroke death of a migrant sugar cane farmworker, the agency announced April 15. Because there’s no federal standard for heat exposures or heat illness prevention and the agency cites employers under the General Duty Clause […]