Archives for November 2017

Crane Compliance Extended: Hazards Remain

OSHA recently issued a final rule setting November 10, 2018, as the date for employers in the construction industries to comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. The final rule became effective November 9, 2017. This extension provides additional time for OSHA to complete a rulemaking to address stakeholder concerns related to the Cranes and Derricks in ... [Continue Reading]

DSS Unveils Online Safety Training Program

In almost all aspects of construction safety, the importance of training workers before they embark on specific tasks is absolutely essential to avoid accidents and stay compliant with OSHA regulations. In most citations, there are some elements of training that were lacking.  A common thread in these citations, as with a recent New Jersey construction company that was fined, ... [Continue Reading]

Workplace Violence and Construction Sites

It seems that no venue or worksite in the U.S. is immune to workplace violence these days, and while there are currently no specific OSHA standards for workplace violence, under the General Duty Clause, employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that is free of conditions that cause physical harm to employees when there is a feasible method to ... [Continue Reading]