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

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 8, 2014)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 7-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act ...

OSHA Forms Alliance with Georgia Organizations to Reduce Worker Exposure to Silica in the Construction Industry

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed an alliance with several organizations in Atlanta to provide employers and workers in the construction industry with information, guidance and training to prevent overexposure to crystalline silica dust. The agreement was signed by OSHA, the ...

CDM Regulations - what next for construction health and safety?

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jan. 20, 2014)

A major  overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in  2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015.  The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role and bringing the functions ...

2014 Nonresidential Consensus Construction Forecast

by 360training.com, Inc.  (Mar. 11, 2014)

After having a lackluster year, key findings from the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s consensus forecast indicate that nonresidential building activity is set to recover in 2014. Overall nonresidential construction is expected to increase by 5.8% this year—and this recovery will even continue in 2015. Despite concerns about ...

US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites Fry`s Roofing and Construction for safety violations

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jan. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Fry's Roofing and Construction for two willful safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $52,250. In July 2013, workers were observed working on a residential roof without proper fall protection. Since 2008, the company has been cited in five inspections ...

OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a national safety stand-down from June 2 to 6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. "Falls account for more than a third of all deaths in this ...

OSHA announces meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and requests nominations for membership

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 7, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Dec. 5-6, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary of ...

OSHA signs alliance, creates Web page to protect safety and health of female construction workers

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 22, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction to develop training resources to protect women in the construction industry. The alliance will focus on musculoskeletal and sanitation hazards and issues related to poorly-fitting personal protective equipment. "Safety ...

Construction workers to pause for safety stand down on fall hazards June 12 US Department of Labor`s OSHA, Builders Association, Construction Safety Council,

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jun. 11, 2013)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with the Builders Association, Construction Safety Council, the Chicago Area Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, construction contractors and other safety and health organizations to sponsor a 30-minute safety stand down June 12 at ...

US Labor Department`s OSHA establishes alliance with Chicago Roofing Contractors Association to improve health and safety at construction sites

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jan. 27, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established an alliance with the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association that will focus on sharing information about OSHA emphasis programs and occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers. ...

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