Archives for July 2015

Safety Audits Make the Difference

On some level, construction safety audits are about common sense, however the consequences of poor safety management can not only be expensive, but life-threatening. As Jay Stephan, a safety manager for Diversified Safety Services, aptly said, “Unfortunately, the most frequent of violations occur when workers are not using fall protection at heights.” A typical safety audit ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA Outlines Enforcement of New Confined Spaces Ruling

OSHA’s final rule on confined spaces, which was issued this past May, addresses the hazards of construction workers who work in areas that have limited means of entry and exit and are not designed for continuous occupancy. Recently the agency granted a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of the standard in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire the ... [Continue Reading]

Protecting Workers from Musculoskeletal Disorders

Construction jobs that require workers to repeat moderate to strenuous motions over extended periods can result in damage to muscles, nerves and tendons and are a leading cause of workplace injury. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) occur in all parts of the body -- the upper extremity, the lower extremity, and the back. According to OSHA, “The longer the worker must maintain a ... [Continue Reading]