Worksite enforcement protecting construction workers safetyMarch 12, 2018

Ensuring each of its employees is legally authorized to work in the United States is one of many responsibilities facing every American business, from small start-up operations to our country’s largest and most prosperous corporations. This strategy incorporates  a 3 prong approach to conduct worksite enforcement: compliance, though I-9 inspections, civil fines and referrals for …

Construction Site Safety in Canada  March 10, 2018

According to BuildForce Canada, an estimated 132,700 workers of the labor force, will retire between the years of 2018-2027 and will have to be replaced. There will be an estimated 125,800 new entrants to the construction workforce aged 30 and younger. Although yoru workers bring a welcome energy and enthusiasm to the work site, many …

42 percent of construction worker deaths involve fallsFebruary 28, 2018

A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths – and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection – according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). Using data from the NIOSH …

Technology can help to keep construction workers safer on siteFebruary 27, 2018

FEBRUARY 26, 2018 By Corey Heniser, Brigade Electronics Inc. Every year, accidents on construction sites across the globe lead to fatalities and serious injuries. Indeed, incidents such as falling from scaffolding or being struck by a vehicle make working on a building site one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In the U.S., there …

Jobsite deaths reduced; Construction safety a concernFebruary 7, 2018

LANSING — Workplace deaths declined last year to 38 in the state, a decrease from 43 in 2016, according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fifteen of the 38 fatalities last year were fall-related, many in the construction industry. Among them, according to MIOSHA: – In Holland, a 38-year-old laborer died in a …

New York Construction Worker Fatality ReportFebruary 6, 2018

A new report by a state workplace safety watchdog highlights the deadly risks construction workers face in New York. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its latest construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report found increases in New York State construction fatalities …

OSHA to focus on female construction workers’ safety

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction “to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers.” As part of the OSHA Alliance Program, the five-year pact will target hazards specific to women in construction, including selection of personal protective equipment, sanitation, and workplace intimidation and violence, a Dec. 15 …

Trump government decision may kill 160 workersApril 12, 2017

Please visit this page to view the article below: PEOPLESWORLD.org: The Trump administration announced this past Thursday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is delaying by three months the effective date of a regulation that lowers the limit on construction workers’ exposure to cancer-causing crystalline silica dust. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a …

$1.4 Million for Fall off LadderApril 7, 2016

Mercer County: Worksite Fall Settles for $1.4 Million. An ironworker suffered a knee injury after falling off a ladder while working on the New Jersey Turnpike. The plaintiff was assigned to construct rebar forms on top of a concrete arch culvert, requiring him to use an extension ladder. When he arrived to the scene, a ladder was …

Construction Accidents: Ladder SafetyJuly 15, 2015

Ladder safety is very important as ladder accidents are one of the top 10 most common hazards. Each self-supporting portable ladder: At least four times the maximum intended load, except that each extra-heavy-duty type 1A metal or plastic ladder shall sustain at least 3.3 time the maximum intended load. The ability of a ladder to sustain …