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Fourth construction worker killed in New Hampshire since May 2017

The death of a construction worker in Webster, NH has prompted an investigation by OSHA, which is looking into three other construction-related fatalities in recent months.

OSHA Outreach Training Program New Requirements – April 2017

OSHA revised the requirements and procedures for certified instructors in OSHA’s Outreach Training Program goes into effect on April 1, 2017. Latest updates by OSHA involve clarifications of student contact hours, changing card procedures, along with the Trainer Code of Conduct.

Construction Spending and Growth Trend Continues

Construction expenditures will continue the recent pattern of year-over-year growth that has been on the rise since 2011.

US Building Boom Fuels Spike in Construction Worker Injury and Death

According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2015: A total of 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2015, a slight increase from 2014.

New study examines precarious working conditions for southern construction workers

A new comprehensive study "Build a Better South: Construction Working Conditions in the U.S. South" uncovers the precarious working conditions faced by many southern construction workers and calls for immediate action to protect workers.

Trenching and Excavation Hazards and Safety

Trenching and excavation hazards are one of the most hazardous construction operations and trench-related fatalities have been on the rise. Know Your Rights – Under Federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Training also plays a key role in the prevention of accidents.