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National Ladder Safety Month

Every year over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will still continue to see far too many fatalities.

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.

OSHA Outreach Training Program – Construction

Certain states have 10 and/or 30 hour mandatory training requirements: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

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.

FIU Bridge Companies Behind Collapse Have History of Violations

The organizations behind a pedestrian bridge that collapsed close to Florida International University (FIU) have separately faced issues of unsafe practices in the previous,...

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.