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Tips to Prepare General Industry for Silica Compliance

In an effort to further limit respirable crystalline silica dust exposure, OSHA will enforce its rule for general and maritime industries starting...

In an effort to further limit respirable crystalline silica dust exposure, OSHA will enforce its rule for general and maritime industries starting June 23. This rule has been in effect for several months for the construction industry.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published June 12, 2018
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Study: Training Lacks for Immigrant Workers

A recent study shows that immigrant workers at smaller construction firms are less likely to have safety training than those workers at larger firm...

A recent study shows that immigrant workers at smaller construction firms are less likely to have safety training than those workers at larger firms. In particular, Latinos in construction have the highest fall fatality rates. Safety and health agencies aim to push continued education efforts.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 31, 2018
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Partnerships Pull Together for Grain Bin Safety

Over the past several years, the number of grain bin incidents and deaths having improved, but only slightly. Partnerships are forming through acad...

Over the past several years, the number of grain bin incidents and deaths having improved, but only slightly. Partnerships are forming through academics, organizations, and emergency teams to help prevent grain bin entrapment deaths and educate on proper rescue methods.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 23, 2018
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Solar Energy Future Bright in California

California recently approved a plan to have solar panels included on the roofs of all new-home construction starting in 2020. There are many danger...

California recently approved a plan to have solar panels included on the roofs of all new-home construction starting in 2020. There are many dangers in solar installation work. Remind workers of the hazards of solar installation work and use safety best practices, including signs and labels.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 21, 2018
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Ontario Unveils 2017’s Top 10 Workplace Violations

Ontario unveils its Occupational Health and Safety Top 10 Violations list. Violence is No.1 but Fall Protection is No. 2 – with the construction in...

Ontario unveils its Occupational Health and Safety Top 10 Violations list. Violence is No.1 but Fall Protection is No. 2 – with the construction industry named the top violator. Canadian agencies are helping employers and workers re-evaluate safety programs to avoid violations.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 21, 2018
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OSHA Region 3 Kicks Up Construction Industry Hazard Awareness

OSHA is pushing awareness to help lower the number of deaths and injuries from the Fatal Four main hazards in the construction industry. With ambit...

OSHA is pushing awareness to help lower the number of deaths and injuries from the Fatal Four main hazards in the construction industry. With ambitious goals, OSHA is helping construction companies host toolbox talks and wants to help create an open and warm dialogue among all.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2018
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Trenching Deaths Prompt OSHA to Act

It only takes a moment for 3,000 pounds of dirt to fall on an unsuspecting trench worker. On average, there are two workers each month who are kill...

It only takes a moment for 3,000 pounds of dirt to fall on an unsuspecting trench worker. On average, there are two workers each month who are killed by trench work hazards. OSHA wants to increase vigilance on work site safety regarding trenches as well as strengthen the use of protective measures.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2018
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Construction Industry Evolves for New Growth

The way the construction industry operates has been evolving through new equipment, technology, and offsite collaborations. These changes have ushe...

The way the construction industry operates has been evolving through new equipment, technology, and offsite collaborations. These changes have ushered in improvements to safety by using systems that have designed out hazards, improve work site functions, and have entire teams focusing on safety.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2018
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5 Ways to Avert Common Bio Waste Violations

There are clear guidelines that health care and lab workers must follow when handling biohazardous waste. Proper management and disposal of materia...

There are clear guidelines that health care and lab workers must follow when handling biohazardous waste. Proper management and disposal of materials including hypodermic needles, blood-soaked cloths, and contaminated experiments is crucial to help keep workers safe.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 03, 2018
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Mislabeled Bottle Causes Injury

An injury incident at a university lab prompts staff to better organize the lab, revisit chemical safety plans, and improve methods to ensure lab s...

An injury incident at a university lab prompts staff to better organize the lab, revisit chemical safety plans, and improve methods to ensure lab safety. Chemical safety in the workplace starts with strong safety concepts that are established before work begins.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 23, 2018