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New OSHA Guidelines for Crane Operators in 2018-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new guidelines for construction professionals that operate cranes. Cranes are an integral part of the construction process, but current guidelines and certifications fail to accurately assess a crane operator’s skill and experience operating heavy machinery. As a result, OSHA is publishing new operator certification requirements this […]

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6 New Technologies for Improving Safety on the Project Site Part 3

When you receive a citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), only one thing is going through your mind: “What can I do to prevent this from happening again?” If you want to ensure that your project sites are devoid of injury, you should consult our OSHA defense attorneys. We will give you […]

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6 New Technologies for Improving Safety on the Project Site Part 2

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues citations and fines to contractors who fail to institute and enforce the required legal rules and regulations governing workplace safety. Whenever your workers are unequipped to perform their duties, either because they lack the necessary safety equipment or fail to utilize it in the correct way, you […]

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6 New Technologies for Improving Safety on the Project Site Part 1

Contractors are always looking for ways to decrease the frequency of workplace injuries that take place on their project sites. Workplace injuries derail projects and lead to costly fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Managing all of your workers with a close eye can be difficult, and accidents happen, but by working […]

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The OSHA State Plans Web Page Redesign is a Powerful Resource for Contractors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented a number of substantial improvements to their State Plans web page. This is a powerful new tool for contractors, especially those licensed in multiple states. The changes were first announced in OSHA’s “Quick Takes” newsletter in October, and they’ve already helped streamline the process of accessing […]

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Assessing Workplace Hazards Part 3

Have your project sites been continually targeted by inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? If your answer is yes, you need to improve your process for assessing workplace hazards. If your projects are constantly losing profits as a result of workplace injuries or OSHA citations, your career as a contractor could be […]

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Assessing Workplace Hazards Part 2

Construction sites are filled with hazardous materials and substances that can potentially injure, maim, or even kill workers. Safety is a constant concern for contractors because workplace injuries slow down production and decrease profitability. Plus, inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are eager to issue citations to contractors who fail to maintain […]

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Assessing Workplace Hazards Part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided construction professionals with an array of resources and materials to help secure worksites and maintain worker safety. As a contractor, you have faced countless challenges throughout your career, especially relating to workplace safety and health. Unfortunately, it can be extremely challenging to keep an entire team […]

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Women and PPE: One Size Does Not Fit All Part 2

Now that more women are entering the construction industry, employers need to keep them in mind when purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE). Properly choosing, wearing, and maintaining PPE will decrease the number of construction incidents on your project sites. If you would like legal counsel on maintaining a safe jobsite for your female workforce, consult […]

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Women and PPE: One Size Does Not Fit All Part 1

Currently, women make up a small percentage of the construction workforce as compared to men. This could explain why properly fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) is a challenge for some construction companies. As more women enter the construction field, construction employers will have to consider their specific needs when it comes to safety. As experienced […]

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