OSHA’s New Regulations to Protect Workers from Summer Heat

The National Emphasis Program is set to prevent injuries and fatalities related to summer heat. Heat exposure is an increasingly dangerous jobsite hazard which killed 344 workers between 2011-2019 with 42% (144) of those workers in the construction field. “Tragically, the three-year average of workplace deaths caused by heat has doubled since the early 1990s,” …

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Saw Safety Refresh

Saws are one of the most common causes of injuries on construction sites. The National Institute of Heath reported over 30,000 table saw injuries in 2019. The medical costs resulting from these injuries were estimated at over $2 billion. Worse still is that many of the injuries to fingers and hands meant construction workers were …

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How to Reduce Falls Risks on your Jobsite

While you never eliminate the risk of falls on the jobsite, making prevention part of your construction culture will help to keep your crew safe as houses. Falls are still the leading cause of jobsite injuries and fatalities.In order to instill a culture of safety on your jobsite, regular training and commitment on the part …

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New Safety Measures Reduce New York City Jobsite Injuries by 20%

In 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) implemented legislation in Local Law 196 designed to improve safety in the construction industry. In order to educate workers on safety policies, over 100,000 training pamphlets on Site Safety have been distributed. The DOB has also launched its Construction Site Safety Reimbursement Program to offset …

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OSHA’s New Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

As construction projects reopen across the country, OSHA is revising its standards to include guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The revised guidelines were put in place to ensure construction companies institute the proper procedures to protect employees and customers. OSHA will be increasing the number of in-person inspections to workplaces of all kinds …

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Corrections to OSHA Fall Protection Standards

OSHA’s Personal Fall Protection System Standards were released last year, but contained some errors. Corrections took effect in December 2019. Some of the corrections included updating the gate strength of protective equipment like D-rings, carabiners and snaphooks. These items must be proof tested to a minimum tensile load of 3,600 pounds without any damage. Side …

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