Safety / OSHA
OSHA Announces Enforcement Policy for Construction Silica Standard
Thomas Galassi OSHA's Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators on how OSHA will handle enforcement of the new Silica Standard for the construction industry, which takes effect on September 23, 2017. To read the memorandum click here.
A Phone App That Revolutionize Safer Conditions on the Construction Sites
From Ashley Robinson, Regina Leader-Post
The app covers 20 different parts of the OHS legislation relating to construction and explains them in easy to understand language."
Interested in current construction technology? CEA is offering several construction technology sessions on October 26,...
Agreement on Construction Workers’ Safety Bill Still not Passed
Article written by New York Times' David W. Chen
A bill requiring that every construction worker on projects over three stories receive 59 hours of safety training, hasn’t received the full support it needs to pass."
Arco dump cleanup underway in East Cleveland
By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com
The Ohio EPA has provided $6 million to remove the debris from the illegal dump, which has caused health and other concerns to Noble Road residents."
Davis-Besse Nuclear Reactor Building's Cracked Concrete Being Replaced
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer
The repairs come as FirstEnergy warns it will close or sell its nuclear power plants unless it wins approval by the state to charge customers additional fees."
Not all Florida's Construction Cranes Designed to Withstand Irma Survived
Article written by The Washington Post's Kristine Phillips
At two construction sites in Miami, crane booms — the long horizontal arms that carry loads and balance the structures — had collapsed, damaging the unfinished towers next to them and sending debris onto the city's empty streets."...
Compliance Date for Cranes Standard to be Extended
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN)
The agency issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018."
Many State DOTs are Only Highway Departments
By Angie Schmitt, Street Blog USA
We’re going to pick on the Ohio DOT today, because I happen to live in Cleveland, but also because it’s a great example of a “transportation department” in name only, still focused solely on speeding motor vehicle traffic on big roads."
OSHA Extends Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator
When OSHA Comes Knocking, Will you be Ready?
Top 5 Tips To Be Ready For An OSHA Inspection.
Despite an employer’s best safety practices, accidents eventually happen at every workplace. In 2016, the number of OSHA inspections increased by nearly 20 percent and OSHA’s financial penalties increased by a whopping 79 percent. In light of these statistics, and the fact that...