Archives for April 2018

National “Stand-Down for Safety” May 7-11

As injuries and fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause for safety action in the construction industry, OSHA is partnering with key groups to organize the annual “Stand-Down for Safety” event May 7-11. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking ... [Continue Reading]

Whistleblowing Provisions and Construction Safety

OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety and health laws. Unsafe working conditions, faulty equipment or lack of training are just a few of the conditions employees can cite in an OSHA complaint. Protection from discrimination ... [Continue Reading]

Drilling and Vibration Hazards in Construction

Drilling concrete and other surfaces can cause a myriad of injury to workers, especially over time. Not only does hand-arm vibration exposure contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, but whole-body vibration can lead to debilitating low back injury and long-term medical problems. Safety experts warn that stationary postures or excessive movement of any type can stress the spine ... [Continue Reading]