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OSHA Updates Confined Spaces Regs, Aims to Improve Construction Injury Prevention

OSHA will combine the confined spaces in construction standard (29 CFR Subpart AA 1926.1200) with existing general industry confined space standard to provide more clearly defined rules for confined spaces in construction. So reports Occupational Health & Safety.


NJ Construction Company Fined $112K for 'Repeated and Willful' Safety Violations

According to report, OSHA has fined Newark’s Express Construction 3 Corp. $112,000 for various workplace safety violations that authorities say put employees at grave risk of injury.


New Guidelines Impact How Health & Safety Issues Are Managed

Health and safety consultancy Turner Business Consultants have issued advice to anyone involved in construction work who may be affected by the recent changes to the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, effective this year. So reports


Interactive Database of 2014 Workplace Fatalities Released in June

A coalition of worker safety groups released the U.S. Worker Fatality Database, which shows the names, people and stories behind statistical reports of deaths on the job in 2014.


OSHA Proposes $70K Penalty Over Worker’s Preventable Death

A 52-year old construction worker was crushed when the conveyor carriage weighing nearly 4 tons fell on him at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.


Falling Glass Crushes London Construction Worker to Death

A construction worker was crushed to death by a falling pane of glass at a central London office block undergoing multi-million dollar renovations. So reports the London Evening Standard.


Electronic Stability Control Mandated for Heavy Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule requiring electronic stability control (ESC) on new heavy truck tractors. So reports


Tips for Outfitting Workers with Proper Eye Gear

This Summer Construction work is the second most likely occupation to result in eye injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So reports Occupational Health and Safety Online.


OSHA Revises Rule on Fatalities & Serious Injury Reporting and Recordkeeping

The new rule, made effective in January 2015, requires employers to notify OSHA within eight hours when an employee is killed on the job; and within 24 hours when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.


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