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What are Voluntary Protection Programs? Part 1

Are you having a hard time maintaining worker safety on your project site? Ensuring that all of your workers are practicing the safety guidelines established by governing bodies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can seem like an insurmountable task without the assistance of the Tampa construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law. One […]

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What are Voluntary Protection Programs? Part 2

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promote workplace safety through collaborative relationships with contractors, workers, and federal regulators. On the surface, VPP is like any other organization aimed at minimizing the frequency of injuries in the workplace; however, it differs in a few notable ways. Namely, VPP is focused on creating a threefold benefit for workers, […]

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An OSHA Guide to Hearing Protection Part 2

Protecting your workers’ hearing by ensuring they wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is one way to prevent yourself from receiving an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation. In part one of this two-part series, the OSHA defense attorneys at Cotney Construction Law explained the noise-related factors that require your workers to wear […]

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An OSHA Guide to Hearing Protection Part 1

Construction sites are filled with loud, sudden noises that can cause irreparable damage to an employee’s hearing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the governing body that dictates the necessary equipment and practices required to keep workers safe on project sites around the country. One important aspect of OSHA’s rules and regulations involve […]

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An OSHA Guide to Foot and Leg Protection Part 3

Your worker’s personal protective equipment (PPE) is designed to mitigate the risk of workplace injuries resulting from falls, heavy loads, corrosive substances, and more. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the governing body tasked with ensuring that project sites nationwide are operating in compliance with the rules and regulations established to protect workers. […]

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An OSHA Guide to Foot and Leg Protection Part 2

On a construction site, a lot can go wrong in a short amount of time. One minute, your employee is tightening a bolt or threading electrical wires through a crawl space, and the next they’re laying on their back with a lacerated leg and a faint recollection of the event that just transpired. As a […]

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An OSHA Guide to Foot and Leg Protection Part 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a series of guidelines governing workplace safety to help minimize the frequency of work-related injuries in all sectors of the United States economy. These rules and regulations are particularly important to the safety of workers in the construction industry, who face dangerous conditions on a near-daily […]

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Preparing for Weather-Related Hazards Part 2

Weather can have a major impact on construction projects. Property damage and employee injuries can add significant costs and extend project timelines. However, a strong contingency plan can help construction companies prepare for the unexpected. In section one, our Fort Myers contractor lawyers focused on weather conditions such as hot weather, rain, snow, and ice. […]

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Preparing for Weather-Related Hazards Part 1

When working in the construction industry, contractors and other professionals are exposed to all manner of hazards, including adverse weather conditions. Working under hazardous weather conditions can be very dangerous for workers and also affect the trajectory of a construction project. Thus, it is essential that your jobsite is prepared for unique weather conditions and […]

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Essential Elements of a Safe Job Site

Many things are happening on busy construction sites from vehicular traffic to tons of material being lifted by cranes to electrical cable being laid throughout a structure. Construction sites are prone to serious accidents and injuries, so safety must be prioritized properly by supervisors, safety crews, and every team member working on the construction site. […]

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