Safety (80)

Underground Secrets: NYC Building Boom, Rising Death Toll Among Construction Workers

Across New York City’s five boroughs, a residential and commercial building boom is transforming barren neighborhoods and shopping districts. But a devastating statistic has spiked along with that growth: the number of construction workers hurt or killed in project site accidents has risen dramatically, mostly among undocumented immigrant laborers. So reports The New York Times.


Construction Laborers on Top 10 List for Highest Injury & Illness Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its 2014 Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work report showing construction laborers are among the top ten occupations with the highest rates of illness and injury resulting in lost work time. So reports Builder Online.


OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Seeks Nominations, Public Invited

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is set to meet on Dec. 1-2, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. The Agency will provide updates and hold discussions with agency officials and three key working groups.


Flood Response & Recovery: Finding the Best Resources for Construction Crews

Nearly a month after flooding devastated South Carolina, Emergency Response Teams and National Guard members still remain active as crews work at recovery, restoration and maintaining safety. Hazardous work conditions remain a huge concern for construction crews, who are generally among the first to arrive to a disaster area after rescue and medical teams have completed their work.


Cement Block Falls from Trump Tower, Injures Police Officer

OSHA opened an investigation of an incident at the new Trump Tower in Jersey City, after a jagged piece of concrete fell and inured a local police officer. So reports


Excavation Collapse Leads to OSHA citations and Fines for Montana Company

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited and issued combined proposed penalties of $151,200 to Glennco Excavating Inc. and a temporary staffing agency, Labor Ready Northwest Inc., a unit of Tacoma, Washington-based TrueBlue. So reports


Safety Tips to Prepare for Extreme Winter Weather Conditions

If the recent heat wave has you thinking about cooler weather, then now is the time to start readying work teams and coordinating winter safety plans for residential and commercial construction sites.


Safer Construction Sites the Top Priority of Harvard Public Health Student

Recent Harvard graduate, Emily Sparer, has put her occupational safety and ergonomics degree to work for construction crews. So reports Harvard T.H. Chan.


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