When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the United States in 2020, OSHA issued guidelines for managing workplaces and keeping employees safe from the virus. You likely referred to these guidelines often as you attempted to keep your worksite free from hazards. They helped you identify risk levels in your workplace settings and determine the […]
If your business has ever received a citation from OSHA, you know how costly a safety violation can be. But those penalties just got pricier. On January 13, the Department of Labor announced that OSHA would increase maximum civil monetary penalties based on 2021 cost-of-living adjustments. Going into effect for citations issued on January 15, […]
With the Biden administration on the horizon, we can expect to see a number of changes in the way the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s regulations are maintained and enforced.
Millions of construction workers work with or near electricity and electrical equipment each day; however, not all of these workers have a strong familiarity with the actual hazards of electricity.
As an organization responsible for worksite safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is constantly looking for ways of helping companies improve their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
citizen, infrastructure is important. The quality of roads, sewage, and the electrical grid are huge factors to consider in any project, but it can be especially frustrating when poor infrastructure results in OSHA violations or serious damage and delays to your project. If you are facing any challenges at a job site due to deteriorating […]
Construction professionals are familiar with the safety requirements set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But what many may not know is that there is a set of best practices from OSHA for roofers as well. These guidelines were created to protect workers from injuries and fatalities on the job site. In […]
Indiana roofing contractors who believe one of their employees have been exposed to COVID-19 can legally request a COVID-19 test before the employee can return to work. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released new guidance on this issue recently. What began in March with temporary job shutdowns soon evolved into a global pandemic with severe economic consequences that have caused a significant shift in the construction industry. Knowing your legal rights as an employer can […]
Construction sites can be incredibly hectic, with multiple workers carrying on different but simultaneous tasks. If proper housekeeping is not routinely enforced and these groups don’t clean up after themselves, it becomes increasingly difficult and dangerous to maneuver the jobsite. What seems like minor trash and debris can quickly pile up to become a hazardous […]
Every day, millions of employees in the construction industry are exposed to vibration at work as a result of machines, vehicles, and tools. However, this constant vibration exposure is more than just a simple nuisance. It has been known to cause serious health problems, from hand-arm vibration syndrome to vibration white finger. If we want […]