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Construction Leaders Investing in Future of Overall Growth

Most crane counts in big cities throughout the U.S. are holding steady or growing. This is an indicator that the construction industry is getting more active into 2021 than anticipated. Experts share their thoughts on how to improve efficiency and focus on safety to improve the bottom line.

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Workplace Communication to Protect Young Workers

OSHA is looking for ideas and partnerships to help lower the rates of accidents of young workers. Workplaces, youth, and communities are looking at data and working together to expand communication.

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Turning Around the Trend in Work Zone and Traffic Deaths

Roads have been emptier and facilities running leaner, yet traffic fatalities are a growing problem. Workplaces can improve traffic safety at work with these simple tips.

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OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for 2020

OSHA shared its top 10 standard violations for fiscal year 2020 through the National Safety Council. The types of violations among the top 10 did not change, however, respiratory violations moved up significantly to No. 3 mainly due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The Dangers of Abandoned Pipes

Whether a pipe contains chemicals, water, or nothing, it's important to know if it's hazardous. ANSI/ASME A13.1-2020 clarifies how to label abandoned pipes and more.

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OSHA Increases Penalties for 2021

As of Jan. 15, 2021, OSHA's civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards are 1.8 percent higher. The maximum fine is now $136,532. The agency has increased its penalties to adjust for inflation as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.

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OSHA Lists Top Workplace COVID-19 Violations

OSHA has been busy this year tackling workplace compliance and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. The federal agency shares the top violations and tools to improve response.

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What Safety Pros Learned in 2020 for 2021

In what has been a challenging year for businesses and their staff has also been a teacher. Safety leaders share how they are coping, meeting goals, and pivoting for the future.

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5 Tips for Construction Safety During COVID-19

Construction companies and workers are getting back to their sites with new safety precautions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and for heat safety.

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Businesses Deliver on Demands for COVID-19 Safety

Businesses are installing more signs and markings while doing what they can to ensure safety against COVID-19 as states engage re-opening plans.