Posts Tagged ‘construction’

Scissor Lifts: Not just an exercise at the gym March 9, 2018 No Comments

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Scissor lifts! And no I’m not talking about the ab-busting exercise at the gym that wouldn’t hurt for me to do to counteract the beer I drink on the weekends. I’m talking about the elevated work platform that received it’s name “scissor lift” due to the cross design of the steel beams used to increase […]

Construction Safety Infographic: Construction Fatalities May 15, 2016 No Comments

Construction Accidents and Fatalities

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It’s no secret that construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in. The term “Construction’s Fatal Four” was coined for a reason, in an effort to reduce these 4 most common reasons for deaths in construction. That’s why construction safety is extremely important to implement and monitor for every job task […]

OSHA National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 3, 2016 No Comments

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With the coming of warmer temperatures in most of the country comes an increase in construction activity. Unfortunately, if history teaches us anything, with increased construction activity comes increased worker injuries and fatalities. Falls continue to top the list of fatalities in construction year after year, so OSHA has once again decided to roll out […]

The Fatal Four and Safety In the Construction Industry April 28, 2016 No Comments

Construction Injury and Deaths

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Construction’s “Fatal Four” consists of four deadly construction hazards that contribute to a mass of fatalities year after year. They make up the majority of construction deaths, making them a major focus in construction safety training programs. The top four causes of construction fatalities are: Falls, Struck-By, Caught-In/Between and Electrocutions.
The following infographic shows just how […]

Construction Safety Infographic: Construction Accidents April 20, 2016 No Comments

Construction Worker Fatalities

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The numbers regarding construction deaths each day in the United States is quite staggering. They can be attributed to 4 major causes of accidents, which ultimately puts construction at one of the top most dangerous industries to work in. This creates a strong necessity to place an emphasis […]

Scissor Lift Accidents Spur OSHA to Issue Hazard Warning March 29, 2016 No Comments

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A spate of accidents involving scissor lifts has caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a hazard alert outlining employers’ obligations and preventive measures.
Scissor lifts aren’t just used in warehousing; they also are common in the construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing industries, among others.
OSHA points out that over a one-year period it […]

Whole Life Construction Llc faces $48K in OSHA fines for Bridgeport hazards February 9, 2016 No Comments

Feb. 2, 2016
Stratford contractor again exposes employees to fall, scaffold hazards
Whole Life Construction Llc faces $48K in OSHA fines for Bridgeport hazardsEmployer name: Whole Life Construction Llc, 306 Bird Circle, Stratford, Connecticut
Citations issued: On Jan. 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Whole Life Construction Llc for five repeat […]

Reminder: Are You in Compliance with OSHA’s New Construction Confined Space Standard? No Comments

Most employers in the construction industry already know that OSHA issued a new confined space standard for construction that became effective on August 3, 2015. Companies with employees who enter confined spaces at construction sites must be sure to understand the new regulation and adjust their processes in order to remain in compliance. Although the […]

TriBeCa Crane Collapse No Comments

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1. A crane collapse in New York City killed one person and injured three others, according to the New York City Fire Department. Two of the injuries were considered serious and the other minor, officials said.

2. Emergency workers converge at the scene of a collapsed crane in a roadway in lower Manhattan the morning […]

Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Pays February 3, 2016 No Comments

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Each day, 12 workers die at their job while another 10,000 workers suffer serious job-related injuries. Even looking at these astounding figures, employers can prevent these events from happening at their worksite. With a comprehensive program incorporating the employers and employees, the risk of injury and illness can be nearly eliminated.
That’s what our I2P2: Injury […]

A S General Construction Inc. faces $188K in OSHA fines for 16 violations February 2, 2016 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Jan. 26, 2016
Massachusetts roofing contractor again exposes workers to fall hazards
A S General Construction Inc. faces $188K in OSHA fines for 16 violations ANDOVER, Mass. – A Framingham contractor with a history of safety violations has again exposed its employees to potentially fatal fall hazards at one […]

OSHA cites two construction companies for fall hazards January 19, 2016 No Comments

Jan. 12, 2016
Investigation finds negligent worker safety practices led to
40-foot fall that paralyzed Pennsylvania construction worker
OSHA cites two construction companies for fall hazards WEST CHESTER, Pa. – A 30-year-old construction worker returned from a holiday weekend on July 6, 2015, ready to install gutters on new apartment and condominium buildings at 1323 West […]

Bullying and Harassment in Construction: Not Part of the Job January 11, 2016 No Comments

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Related Workplace Harassment Training DVDs:

Workplace Bullying and Violence Training
The two discs help ensure trainers deliver consistent bullying and workplace violence training to both supervisors and employees. View Product

Bullying and Respect in the Workplace Video
This video clearly shows that mistreating a fellow employee makes you look bad in the eyes of others and […]

Susquehanna Supply Company Inc. cited for willful violations following July incident January 5, 2016 No Comments

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Jan. 4, 2016
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, bridge repair company named a ‘severe violator’
after fatal trench collapse at Eyers Grove work site
Susquehanna Supply Company Inc. cited for willful violations following July incident Employer name: Susquehanna Supply Company Inc., is headquartered at 2 Rose Street in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The inspected location was a work site just outside Little […]

Defective Crane Kills Worker January 4, 2016 1 Comment

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A defective crane at a work site resulted in the death of a worker, according to OSHA.
The agency inspected the Vidor, TX, work site of Trans Global Solutions after a worker was pinned and killed by the crane’s boom. OSHA says the operator was unable to control the boom’s movement.
OSHA issued a willful violation for […]