Archives for August 2015

New Whistleblower Complaints Policies

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued policies and procedures* for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. The new process is an early resolution process that is to be used as part of a regional Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The ADR program offers whistleblower parties the opportunity to negotiate a ... [Continue Reading]

The Specifics of Scaffolding Safety Measures

OSHA estimates 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, frequently work on scaffolds. The importance of safety measures specifically for scaffolding are clear, “Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, at a savings for American employers of $90 million in workdays not ... [Continue Reading]

Underground Utilities: The Hidden Dangers

Examples of construction accidents involving underground utility pipelines are unfortunately not difficult to find. In one such incident, a cable company struck a high-pressure, plastic gas service pipeline, resulting in a natural gas leak. Approximately 40 minutes later, while utility workers and emergency response personnel were assessing the situation, an explosion occurred ... [Continue Reading]