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Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards SER Construction Partners fined $79,900 for three safety violations

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Employer name: SER Construction Partners Ltd. Site: Houston, Texas Date initiated: OSHA's Houston North Area Office began the investigation in January under the National Emphasis Program on Trenching and ...

Eaton’s Extensive Line of Space-Saver Connectors Provide Safety and Cost Savings for Commercial Construction Applications

by Eaton Corporation  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Power management company Eaton has recently introduced its Crouse-Hinds series of patented Space-Saver Connectors that are used to join EMT, armored, metal clad, flexible metallic conduit or liquidtight cable to knockouts in a box or enclosure. Available in set screw and compression formats, these EMT fittings are available with male threads on ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 2, 2015)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 31-April 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will consider a draft proposal to revise OSHA's crane operator qualification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction ...

Eaton Mobile Tour Brings Interactive, Hands-On Safety Training Directly to Electrical Contractors

by Eaton Corporation  (Mar. 27, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is taking a 40-foot, fully interactive trailer on a nationwide tour of major industrial centers to meet increasing demand for electrical safety training. The trailer, which is filled with a comprehensive array of end-to-end electrical systems, will provide training for electrical contractors who work in harsh and ...

Safety Campaign Launching For Underground Utilities

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Follow utility excavation best practices to help save lives and avoid property damage. That’s an underlying message of a new utility excavation safety awareness and education campaign.   The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) initiated the campaign as an industrywide collaborative effort to: Promote best practices ...

Safety Stand-Down puts the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites One-hour work stoppage helps laborers avoid being struck by distracted drivers and debris

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

The Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia and local government organizations are partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to sponsor a one-hour Safety Stand-Down at construction sites in Georgia in conjunction with National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week from March 23-27. ...

Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 27, 2015)

Employer name: Maxim Construction Group Corp. of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Inspection sites: 230 174th Street Sunny Isles Beach, Florida ...

Trench collapse buries and kills local day laborer Blatant disregard of safety standards by contractors leads to preventable fatality

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 6, 2015)

If his employer had protected him properly as he worked in a 12-foot-deep trench to connect a new home's plumbing to the main sewer line, 31-year-old LeDonte McCruter could have returned home at day's end to spend time with the young nieces and nephews he adored. Instead, a kind man known for his quick smile died at a Birmingham work site when the ...

OSHA co-sponsors worker safety and health conference with Sauk Valley Community College, March 10, in Dixon, Illinois

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 4, 2015)

Who: Aurora Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Sauk Valley Community College What: OSHA Safety Day Training Conference When: Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST Where: Sauk Valley Community College 173 Illinois Route 2 Dixon, ...

Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

by Casella  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards ...

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