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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 […]

Federal Contractors Should Expect Climate Disclosure Rules to Become New Norm

A forthcoming proposed rule from the Biden administration will require contractors supplying goods and services to the federal government to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other climate-related risks. The rule follows similar requirements proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to the disclosure of climate change risks. The proposed changes to the Federal […]

Ask the Expert: Enforcing Safety Rules and Requirements With Contractors

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about enforcing safety rules and requirements with contractors. See what the experts had to say. Q: Can we or should we enforce our safety rules/manual/requirements […]

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Luxury Home Construction Contractors Cited by OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited six contractors building luxury single-family homes at a site in Medford, New Jersey, for fall protection and other violations and proposed penalties of nearly $250,000. The agency conducted multiple inspections, including three as part of its  Regional Emphasis Program (REP) on Falls in Construction (Directive no. 2019-1, […]

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Help Critical Contractors Improve Safety Compliance

Unapproved contractors—those who don’t meet your company’s standards based on OSHA or company-specific health and safety hiring prerequisites—become critical to your business when they are repeatedly hired to meet unusual or unexpected workload demands despite their questionable safety records. Using them is a risky, yet sometimes necessary, part of doing business.

OSHA Cites 5 Contractors for Fall Hazards

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.