Archives for June 2018

Safety Citations and Compliance

A post-inspection citation can quickly become an ongoing source of unwanted fines and action items for any type of construction project. Whether a safety inspection is initiated because of a planned schedule, accident or complaint, the compliance responsibility rests squarely on the construction management. Penalties can range from $12,934 for each serious violation, $12,934 ... [Continue Reading]

Avoiding Hazards of Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ... [Continue Reading]

New Rule for Crane Operator Certification

The ongoing revisions to OSHA’s crane operator certification requirements had new developments in recent weeks, with the agency proposing a new rule that reinstates the employer duty to ensure crane operators are qualified to safety operate equipment. Under the proposed rule, a change to the categories of certifications for crane operators would ensure more operators are ... [Continue Reading]