OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a national safety stand-down from June 2 to 6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.
“Falls account for more than a third of all deaths […]

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New OSHA Fall Prevention Campaign Announced By Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

A new awareness campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration was announced by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on April 26th, 2012 with the goal of providing employers and workers with life-saving information and educational materials about the prevention of deadly falls in construction. This includes working safely […]

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New OSHA Directive: Communicating OSHA Fatality Inspection Procedures to a Victim’s Family

A new directive by OSHA has been released as of recent. Following a workplace fatality, this new directive assists OSHA representatives in communicating investigation procedures with the family members of the victim. OSHA representatives will contact and explain the investigation process and timeline, providing the family with updates throughout the investigation. This ensures that early […]

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OSHA Sentences Construction Superintendent for Willful Disregard of Safety Standards Following Worker’s Death

From OSHA’s Quicktakes section of their website:
Robert Christopher Kennedy has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to six months of house arrest and three years of probation for willfully endangering workers at a Washington County, Pa., construction site. Kennedy’s intentional disregard for OSHA’s safety standards contributed to the fatal […]

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West Central Florida Home Builder’s Showcase Networking and Safety Expo

This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the OSHA fall protection standard and how you can incorporate the concept of designing for Safety (DFS) into your workplace. DFS is a principle for design planning for new facilities,equipment, and operations (public and private) to conserve human and natural resources, and thereby protect people, property and the […]

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Perception and Work-Life Balance are Key Factors in Workplace Safety Says New UGA Study

A worker’s perception of safety in the workplace and the work-life balance that businesses establish with their employees have a significant effect on the numbers of on-the-job injuries according to a recent University of Georgia study.
“We’ve known for some time that certain occupations are more dangerous than others due to a variety of physical and other […]

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New OSHA Fact Sheets: Reducing Falls During Residential Construction

OSHA recently published several fact sheets that provide detailed information and examples on how to reduce and prevent falls that occur while performing roof work in the residential construction industry. These handy guides can be downloaded in .pdf format directly from OSHA’s publications web page.
We have also provided the links for you below:
Reducing Falls During Residential […]

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OSHA Whistleblower Regulations Revisions Interim Final Rules Published

OSHA published their final rules today of the Federal Register that revise regulations governing whistleblower complaints. The act protects employees of publicly traded companies and their subsidiaries, and of certain other employers, from retaliation for reporting mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, violations of SEC rules or regulations, or violations of any provision […]

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Fall Protection Ranks #1 On OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2011 List

Fall Protection ranks #1 on OSHA’s top 10 most cited violations list of 2011 with falls contributing to the most casualties in construction. This data was revealed live on November 1st during a presentation at the NSC. With the new OSHA rules being heavily enforced now, should we see a decline in 2012’s numbers? Or, can we expect to see the same or […]

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HUGS Keep Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Safe at Suzie Q Blitz Build

As part of Tampa Bay Habitat for Humanity’s accelerated build event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month called the “Suzie Q Blitz Build”, HUGSafety’s Fall Protection Guardrail System was used to help expedite the building process by keeping their volunteers safe and allowing many of them to work on the roof at a single time. The […]

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