Construction

Action by OSHA to Confront Trench Fatalities Is “Vital for U.S. Workers,” says National COSH

July 20, 2022

Today’s announcement by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of new efforts to protect workers from deadly trench collapses is “vital for U.S. workers” say leaders of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH). OSHA announced that it will respond to an alarming increase in fatalities due to trench collapses. The…

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What are Your OSHA Compliance Obligations in the Construction Industry?

July 18, 2022

By Mark Moran, Contributor As an employer in the construction industry your OSHA obligations fall into three general categories: A general duty to maintain a workplace free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to your employees. That is part of the OSH Act known as the “General Duty…

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Silica Standard Update: What You Need to Know

July 18, 2022

By Robert T. Lahey, Contributor On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the final rules for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, 29 CFR 1910.1053 (General Industry & Maritime) and 29 CFR 1926.1153 (Construction Industry). Since the release and subsequent implementation date in construction of September 23, 2017, there have…

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How the Fall Protection Hierarchy Is Saving Lives in Construction

July 18, 2022

By Kevin Kelpe, Contributor Falls are the leading cause of fatality in construction, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction has more fatal falls than any other industry. In 2020, one in five workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry, and 1/3 of those deaths were due to a fall to a lower…

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New Improvements in ISEA/ANSI 105 Glove Labeling Make Hand Protection Simpler for Construction Safety

July 18, 2022

By Donald F Groce, Contributor Proposed changes in the American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 are expected to be adopted in the very near future by the International Safety Equipment Association. These changes have resulted in an even better tool for providing safer hand protection for those of us who face hand…

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The Three Safety Measures Often Overlooked on the Jobsite

July 18, 2022

By Richard Cacchiotti, Contributor Construction safety comes in many forms – from PPE requirements to proper equipment and protocol training, to the planning and guidance of a qualified safety manager. But did you know that the design and ergonomics of the power tools professionals use on the jobsite every day also fall into this category?…

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Five Simple Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

July 18, 2022

By James Strohecker, Contributor Time is money on a construction worksite. You face constant pressure to meet deadlines and stay within budget. Sometimes, this causes worker safety to fall to the wayside. These strategies can help improve health and safety in construction on any jobsite: 1. Set Safety Expectations As a project/safety manager, it’s important…

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Makita Expands Dust Extraction System With New Hepa Dry Vaccum

July 15, 2022

Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high-quality professional tools and accessories, has expanded its dry vacuum and dust extraction lineup with the 36V (18V X2) LXT® Brushless 2.1 Gallon HEPA Filter Dry Dust Extractor/Vacuum with AWS® (model XCV22). The vacuum features a powerful Makita-built brushless motor and an efficient three-stage HEPA filtration system that captures 99.97…

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Just What the Knees Need

July 13, 2022

When jobs literally bring workers to their knees, appropriate knee pads are critical. It’s about a lot more than comfort, too. It’s about protecting against musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and extending careers. Jobs that rely on kneeling to perform tasks – think construction, roofing, masonry, and others – can put workers at significant risk for MSDs.…

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OS+H Asia 2022 Returns as In-Person Event in September

July 8, 2022

From September 14 – 16, OS+H Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading exhibition for workplace safety and health, will take place at Suntec Singapore. Featuring over 100 exhibitors from around the world, the 13th edition will return with an in-person format, with a digital preview one week (September 7) before its opening for business matching opportunities and scheduling…

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