Safety / OSHA
OSHA Cites Ohio Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse
By Contributing Editor Kim Slowey of Construction Dive.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ohio-based JK Excavating & Utilities with serious, willful, repeat and other-than-serious violations after evaluating a fatal December 2017 trench accident..."
Hot Weather Is a Heart Hazard
As published in the July 2018 edition of Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat-related illnesskills more than 600 people every year in the U.S. alone and sickens thousands more."
Safety Equipment Group Teams With OSHA
This story is by Associations Now's writer, Ernie Smith.
A major trade group focused on safety issues is teaming up with a federal agency this week. The goal? Keeping workers safe."
CMSD Teens Rehab Homes and Learn Valuable Skills
This article and video are from the Cleveland Metropolitian School District's (CMSD) News Bureau
Sixteen teens from the Boys & Girls Clubs at East Tech High School and John Adams High School started work this month on a 10-week project called Building Great Futures."
What Contractors Need to Know About OSHA's New Silica Rule
This article is by Construction Dives's Contributing Editor, Kim Slowey.
contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust...must meet a stricter standard for how much of that dust workers inhale.
Trench Safety Stand Down is Here June 18-23, 2018
According to ISHN The National Utility Contractor Association (NUCA), the Safety Ambassadors Club and OSHA is hold a Trench Safety Stand Down June 18-23.
By reaching as many workers as possible we can reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries that occur each year in our industry..."...
OSHA Top Ten Construction -2017
OSHA's most frequently cited serious violations for the construction industry FY 2017 avaible in ppt. Click here to view.
Improving Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction and Mining Through Research
A NIOSH Science Blog post written by Scott Earnest PhD PE CSP, Dana R. Willmer PhD, and Eileen P. Betit, Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN).
One approach used by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners to establish priorities is to consider...
Protect Your Hearing, Protect Your Heart
Article on the website of Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA)
A significant percentage of the workers we studied have hearing difficulty, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that could be attributed to noise at work.”