BNA- Eight-Year-Old Rule for Crane Operator Safety Still Not Enforced

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Eight-Year-Old Rule for Crane Operator Safety Still Not Enforced Posted Aug. 9, 2018, 8:30 AM Bruce Rolfsen – BNA Eight years after OSHA issued its rule to improve construction crane safety key provisions have yet to be enforced because of disagreements over requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s current proposal to rewrite unenforced portions of the rule covering operators… Continue Reading BNA- Eight-Year-Old Rule for Crane Operator Safety Still Not Enforced

Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit

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CDC, OSHA: Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit (Construction Dive) After an analysis of 25 OSHA heat-related illnesses — 14 fatal and 11 nonfatal — the Centers for Disease Control suggested that employers start screening their workers for heat stress when the heat index reaches 85 degrees Fahrenheit rather than the 91 F OSHA currently recommends. Heat stress covers a… Continue Reading Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit

3M Faces Trial on More Asbestos Death Claims Over Respirators

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3M Faces Trial on More Asbestos Death Claims Over Respirators Enough evidence to go to trial that faulty 3M respirators led to two workers’ asbestos exposure deaths Internal 3M memos show problems with masks; company recently held liable for $67m in similar case 3M Co. must face trial on more wrongful death claims alleging its respirators failed to protect workers against… Continue Reading 3M Faces Trial on More Asbestos Death Claims Over Respirators

CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) Initiative

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Wondering about the latest and greatest research information to prevent injuries and illness in construction check out the Research to Practice Library CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) initiative is designed to: Encourage widespread adoption of evidence-based solutions by contractors and workers Increase r2p capacity through partnerships of researchers and stakeholders Inform future stakeholder driven research (practice-to-research or p2r) Develop r2p tools,… Continue Reading CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) Initiative

Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure

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(NIOSH) A new, co-branded, Safety and Health Information Bulletin from NIOSH and OSHA on Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure. https://go.usa.gov/xQ3gx Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss. Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or… Continue Reading Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure

Silica citations hit 116 in 6 months

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Silica citations hit 116 in 6 months Originally Posted on Construction Dive Dive Brief: As of April 17, OSHA and state safety agencies have issued 116 violation citations under OSHA’s new silica safety rule, Bloomberg BNA reported. The regulation went into effect Sept. 23, but OSHA began full enforcement Oct. 23. The most frequently mentioned violation involved contractors allegedly failing to measure silica… Continue Reading Silica citations hit 116 in 6 months

Construction PPE for the Female Workforce

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Construction Personal Protective Equipment for the Female Workforce (The Center For Construction Research and Training – CPWR) In 2015, women accounted for only 2.2% of production occupations in construction, which is one-sixth the level of “all other industries.” One of the challenges facing women in the construction industry is finding personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly. This is a serious… Continue Reading Construction PPE for the Female Workforce

The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

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(NIOSH Construction) Join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and get ready for the 2018 Stand-Down for Safety! Register for a free webinar on March 21st to help you and your workers prepare at CPWR. (OSHA) Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue… Continue Reading The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

HAZWOPER Training: Are you concerned that your worksite may not be safe?

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National Labor Relations Act – Concerted Activities (NLRB) A construction contractor fired five employees after several of them appeared in a YouTube video complaining of hazardous working conditions. Following an investigation, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office issued complaint. As a hearing opened, the case settled, with the workers receiving full backpay and declining reinstatement. The employees, all… Continue Reading HAZWOPER Training: Are you concerned that your worksite may not be safe?

Don’t Rely on Backup Alarms to Stop Backovers

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(LIUNA) A co-worker being seriously injured or killed on the job from a backover is a preventable tragedy. However, backing construction vehicles were responsible for killing 24 construction workers and injuring 50 more at U.S. worksites in 2016. “When used in combination with LIUNA members who have been trained as spotters, technologies like backup alarms and cameras can help stop backover… Continue Reading Don’t Rely on Backup Alarms to Stop Backovers