Archives for March 2015

New Information on Whistleblower Regulations

The following press release from OSHA details their latest efforts to keep track of this important subject. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published a final rule finalizing procedures for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The SOX Act protects employees who report fraudulent ... [Continue Reading]

Safety Measures for High-Powered Lasers

High-power lasers for industrial cutting and welding commonly practiced on construction sites bring the potential for serious eye and skin damage from direct exposure to laser beam and secondary emissions. Experts advise that normal industrial safety practices may not be adequate for these powerful devices. According to the Laser Institute of America, “All of these hazards ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA’s New Report: The Cost of Not Protecting Workers

OSHA has recently released a new report that has many long-term implications for the construction industry. While the report focuses largely on the macro-economic and social consequences of work-related hazards, construction companies with an eye on the long-term should take heed: According to the report, if safety costs start to tip the scale against new construction or even ... [Continue Reading]