Archives for November 2016

The ABC’s of Fall Protection in Construction

Although OSHA’s new final rule this month updating fall protection standards does not specifically apply to large construction projects, it nonetheless underscores the importance of safety measures when it comes to working at heights. Falls have consistently been among the industry’s leading cause of injury and death and continues to occupy much of the agency’s efforts to ... [Continue Reading]

Lack of Training: Recipe for Disaster

Of all the safety measures that an employer can use to prevent accidents on a construction worksite, training is top of the list. The time and effort invested in a proper training program can mean not only the difference between accidents and penalties but life and death as well. Several months ago, OSHA fined a New York company for willful violation of lack of training ... [Continue Reading]

Hear and Now: Noise Safety Challenge

The noise level at construction sites has serious and sometimes overlooked health and safety consequences. The bottom line of noise control in construction worksites is that permanent hearing loss is a reality.  Thousands of workers every year suffer from preventable hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that ... [Continue Reading]