Posts Tagged ‘injury risks and prevention’

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Construction Company with ‘Severe Violator’ Owner Cited for Willful Fall Protection Violations December 28, 2015 No Comments

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When OSHA inspectors visited a residential construction site in Philadelphia, where DMAC Construction LLC was installing a stucco exterior, they noted that employees were working at heights of 25 feet without fall protection.
On Dec. 15, OSHA issued a citation for one willful safety violation to the Havertown, Pa., company. OSHA alleges that DMAC Construction LLC […]

Rockvale Construction LLC added to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program November 10, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Nov. 5, 2015
Lancaster County construction company again exposes workers to dangerous
fall hazards at Temple, Pennsylvania, work site
Rockvale Construction LLC added to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program Employer name: Rockvale Construction LLC, 4108 East Newport Road in Kinzers, Pennsylvania
The inspected worksite was located at 7 Meadow Ridge Road in […]

Overhead Crane Bundle Download October 27, 2015 No Comments

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Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc. fined $147K for federal violations October 13, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Oct. 7, 2015
OSHA finds excavating company exposed employees to trenching
hazards at Evans City, Pennsylvania, worksite
Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc. fined $147K for federal violationsEmployer name: Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc., 113 Lakeland Drive, Mars, Pennsylvania. The inspection site was the Peachmont Farms Development, Evans City, Pennyslvania, where workers were installing a […]

Harco Construction and Sky Materials Corp. cited for willful safety violations No Comments

Oct. 8, 2015
OSHA: Meatpacking District fatality ‘completely avoidable’
Harco Construction and Sky Materials Corp. cited for willful safety violationsNEW YORK – Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old laborer from Queens, was trying to make a living as he worked on the construction of a Restoration Hardware store at 19 Ninth Ave. in Manhattan on April 6, 2015. […]