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The Challenge of Controlling Respirable Silica

Despite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) attempts to enforce control measures related to worker exposure to respirable silica dust, construction professionals are still finding it difficult to protect themselves and bystanders from this dangerous substance. However, since OSHA currently has no plans to amend the silica rule that was revised as recently as […]

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Issuance of Citations for Reporting Procedures

Contractors are responsible for reporting occupational injury and illness under 29 CFR 1904.35. Essentially, this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard details the processes employers are required to utilize when developing a “reasonable procedure” for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. Additionally, it provides guidelines for the method in which this information is disseminated to […]

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Enforcement Units and the Enforcement Weighting System Part 3

In this three-part series, an OSHA attorney has been discussing Enforcement Units (EUs) and the Enforcement Weighting System (EWS) utilized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to grade inspections. In part one, we discussed the importance of contractors being prepared for their OSHA inspections while considering some of the flaws inherent to the […]

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Enforcement Units and the Enforcement Weighting System Part 2

In part one of this three-part series, our OSHA defense lawyers discussed the importance of contractors being prepared for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections and the flaws of the old enforcement system. As we mentioned, inspectors were discouraged to take on complex inspections due to an unbalanced weighting system. OSHA also believed that […]

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Enforcement Units and the Enforcement Weighting System Part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) utilizes Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) to perform workplace inspections thus ensuring that employers are following all OSHA rules and regulations governing workplace safety. OSHA inspections are especially prevalent in the construction industry where workers are at a higher risk of being injured. As a response, OSHA […]

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What You Need to Know About OSHA’s Phone/Fax Investigations Part 2

At Cotney Construction Law, our OSHA defense lawyers provide legal defense for construction companies against citations and complaints filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We provide aggressive defense for construction clients across the United States. In this two-part series, an OSHA lawyer is discussing a relatively new procedure conducted by OSHA: phone/fax […]

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What You Need to Know About OSHA’s Phone/Fax Investigations Part 1

As OSHA defense attorneys, we cannot stress enough that contractors need to always prioritize safety measures at their jobsite. If a hazard is present, work needs to be discontinued until the area of concern is closely evaluated and corrected. Even if your workplace is entirely hazard-free, there’s always a chance that an employee will file […]

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6 Tips for Workplace Safety in Cold Conditions Part 3

From slip and falls to freezing cold winds, construction professionals should be aware that the stakes are raised anytime they are working out in the winter elements. In this three-part article, the OSHA defense attorneys at Cotney Construction Law are offering tips to ensure your workplace maintains safety compliance and no workers become victims of […]

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6 Tips for Workplace Safety in Cold Conditions Part 2

As OSHA attorneys who represent construction companies all over the country, we cannot stress enough the importance of safety during every single month of the year; however, you need to be extra cautious during the wintertime. In this three-part article, the attorneys of Cotney Construction Law are discussing safety tips for working in cold climates. […]

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6 Tips for Workplace Safety in Cold Conditions Part 1

Construction professionals are at an increased risk of injury or illness when working in cold conditions. When the temperature drops, you and your workforce are more susceptible to falling victim to serious ailments like frostbite or hypothermia. You are also more likely to slip and fall or experience other serious injuries due to slick, icy […]

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