Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Intel | Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt — Read on http://www.burnsandwilcox.com/insights/multiple-accidents-bring-boston-construction-projects-to-a-halt/

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Three killed in trench collapses, Ohio public employee (with no OSHA coverage) dies in wastewater treatment plant, firefighter crushed in …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive

Two construction workers were killed in a trench collapse Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota. The workers were identified as Bob Brandtjen and 66 year old…2 Killed in Trench Collapse Should Still be Alive

Heat Illness – Case Studies | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The following heat-related case studies are the result of from OSHA enforcement investigations. Some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of workers and employers — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/case-studies

Heat – Protecting New Workers | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Heat - Protecting New Workers | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/heat-exposure/protecting-new-workers

ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

“Do an ICAM” is probably one of the most ubiquitous terms when working in construction. It’s almost like Newton’s unknown law of construction work that an ICAM be performed for a serious or serious potential event. So how well do construction ICAM investigations align with systems thinking principles? How often do ICAMs evaluate upstream and… … Continue reading ICAM, construction investigations, and false dawns – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A chemical reaction that causes concrete to crack and deteriorate can now be identified without harm, according to Argonne scientists. (Image by Shutterstock / Budimir Jevtic.) Although they are built to last for decades, bridges, dams, nuclear plants and other concrete structures are far from indestructible. One culprit is the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), often referred … Continue reading Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A look at falls, slips, and trips in the construction industry : The Economics Daily: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A look at falls, slips, and trips in the construction industry MAY 04, 2022 The National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction runs from May 2 through May 6 and highlights fall hazards and fall prevention in the construction industry. In 2020, more than 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry. Just over … Continue reading A look at falls, slips, and trips in the construction industry : The Economics Daily: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Construction Worker Safety Guide

Construction Worker Safety Guide Construction sites are dangerous places to be. There’s a safety hazard awaiting innocent and unsuspecting workers in every corner. For this reason, clear and elaborate safety protocols have been put in place by agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to protect construction workers. — Read on http://www.lanierlawfirm.com/construction-worker-safety-guide/

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction | Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Read on http://www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down

Silica is the New Asbestos: New OSHA Regional Emphasis Program Will Target Respirable Silica Hazards in Six States | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, Adam R. Young, Patrick D. Joyce,  and Craig B. Simonsen Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has developed a new Regional Emphasis — Read on http://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/osha-compliance/silica-is-the-new-asbestos-new-osha-regional-emphasis-program-will-target-respirable-silica-hazards-in-six-states/

Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog

In a new journal article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, researchers have identified specific cases of  a deadly occupational disease, welder’s anthrax. According to CDC, welder’s anthrax is a bacterial infection that results in severe pneumonia.  The disease was … Continue reading Welder’s Anthrax: Newly Identified Health Hazard Among Employees Exposed to Welding Fumes | Workplace Safety and Environmental Law Alert Blog