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Another Year, Another Record Number of Safety Inspections

As 2019 draws to a close, the time has come for construction professionals across the nation to reflect on their successes and failures. From blown budgets to missed deadlines, acknowledging failure and making an effort to learn from it is integral to the success of your construction business, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a […]

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How Vibration Technology Keeps Workers Safe

Here’s something that’s sure to cause a buzz in the construction industry: wearable tech outfitted with vibration technology to help steer workers clear of hazards on the project site. This new technology is designed to decrease the number of struck-by and caught-between injuries and incidents, which have garnered quite a bit of notoriety for being […]

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Looking Ahead: OSHA Priorities in 2020

For the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it’s impossible to kick off the New Year without reflecting on the one that preceded it. When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, every incident is a story in itself; however, these individual incidents do little to inform OSHA about the needs of employers […]

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There Are No Excuses for Breaching Safety Practices

Contractors need to lead by example on the jobsite. When it comes to safety rules and regulations, there’s never an acceptable excuse for construction professionals to breach these important laws. If the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t feel it’s an acceptable excuse, neither should you.  In this editorial, an OSHA defense attorney with […]

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Assessing OSHA Enforcement Cases in Florida for the First Quarter of 2019

Slowly over the course of the year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rolls out its data related to OSHA inspections, workplace injuries, work-related fatalities, and penalties issued in enforcement cases. Recently, OSHA updated its website to feature the results from the first quarter of 2019 (January through March) for initial enforcement penalties. In […]

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Oregon OSHA’s ABCs of Project Site Safety: A – B

In an effort to spread awareness about Oregon OSHA’s concerns relating to workplace safety, the agency has developed many resources to assist contractors that want to protect their workers’ safety and health. In addition to free safety, health, and ergonomic consultations, Oregon OSHA also offers no-cost workshops as well as pre-job conferences. However, working closely […]

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Oregon OSHA’s ABCs of Project Site Safety: C

In the Beaver State, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) trains a watchful eye on the construction industry to ensure that contractors are maintaining safe and healthful project sites. In fact, Oregon OSHA offers an array of services and materials to help contractors maintain compliance. One valuable resource is The ABCs of Construction Site […]

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Criminal Sanctions and OSHA

Did you know that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations could result in criminal charges? That’s right, you could end up in prison for failing to uphold OSHA’s rules and regulations governing project site safety. To make matters worse, state prosecutors are being tapped to issue criminal sanctions against contractors for egregious violations involving […]

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Staying Safe Around Power Lines Part 2

In part one, we discussed the minimum clearance distances that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires contractors to abide by when working in the vicinity of power lines. Below, we further discuss measures that you can employ to ensure worker safety around these electrical hazards. Remember, power lines present a very real danger […]

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Staying Safe Around Power Lines Part 1

Power lines are potentially dangerous electrical hazards that construction workers must work around every day. As one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “Fatal Four,” electrocutions accounted for over 7 percent of deaths in construction in 2017. By staying safe around power lines, you can safeguard your workforce from one of the most […]

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