Safety / OSHA
Ensuring Operational Safety When Utilizing Boom Lifts
This article is from AGC of America's Safety Matter written by Jim Arabia, Vice President of Marketing, Bigrentz
Because the wheeled base is heavy, boom lifts keep workers stable as it lifts them upwards. However, there are some safety risks."
Jim Brown Scholarship Update
Approximately one year ago, the construction industry lost one of of its own pioneers. James (Jim) Brown, former CEA Safety Director for 35 years and Ruhlin employee for 25 years.
CEA established a scholarship fund in his honor with the Cleveland Foundation. To date 40 individuals and organizations have made contributions. During...
America's Safest Companies 2018: Great Lakes Construction
Article written by Dave Blanchard and Stefanie Valentic, EHS Today.
A safe work environment is achieved through the...
Protective Industrial Products Keeps Workers Safe
This article is from Construction Today, by Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing.
It pays to have the right tool for the right job, but there are situations where the best tools are your hands."
Company Managers Indicted for Obstructing OSHA Worker Fatality Investigation
This article is from the webpage of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN)
A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Ohio has indicted two managers...in Ohio for conspiracy to obstruct justice during a 2012 workplace fatality investigation by OSHA.
Surgeon General: Addiction Is a Disease, Not a Weakness
Published in the November, 2018; Vol 15, Num 5 edition of Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America.
To finally get a handle on the opioid epidemic decimating the U.S. and disproportionately affecting the construction industry, the public must change its attitude toward workers and others...
OSHA Creates New National Emphasis Program for Trenching and Excavation
By Douglas J. Suter, Hahn Loeser
Effective October 1, 2018, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a new National Emphasis Program (Directive Number CPL-02-00-161) for Trenching and Excavation due to a recent spike in trenching fatalities nationwide. This new Program provides updated guidance...
Selecting the Right PPE for Your Workers: Double Vision
By Stefanie Valentic, Associate Editor of EHS Today.
The impact of eye injuries to businesses is an estimated $300 million annually, which includes medical bills compensation and downtime."
Ohio has the Largest Decline in Workers' Comp Costs in U.S
By Bill Cieslewicz, Managing editor, Cincinnati Business Courier.
Workers' compensation benefits paid and employer costs as shares of covered payroll dropped dramatically in Ohio compared to the rest of the U.S