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OSHA provides direction for inspecting cranes and derricks on construction worksites

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Oct. 23, 2014)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a directive* for enforcing requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The new directive provides OSHA compliance personnel with direction on performing inspections where power-operated equipment, covered by  ...

Automatic Laser-Induced Fluorescence System

by VentEko Ltd.  (Nov. 7, 2014)

VentEko is one of the first European companies that have acquired a unique automatic laser-induced fluorescence system (LIF) for oil product detection in polluted soil. Presently there are only about ten such equipments in the world. Operating principle LIF operation principle is based on soil laser irradiation through a special probing device ...

OSHA schedules 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. 3, 2014)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Dec. 3-4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Workgroups will meet Dec. 3 and the full committee will meet Dec. 4. ACCSH, established under the ...

Chris Sawdo Construction cited by OSHA for failing to protect workers from fall hazards while performing residential construction

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Chris Sawdo Construction LLC, in Middleburg, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one willful and three serious safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards. The inspection was initiated in May 2014 when OSHA officials observed that employees doing roofing work at a residence ...

Holder Construction Co. and OSHA partner to protect workers on DuPont CH2 Data Center project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Holder Construction Co. and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have established a strategic partnership to protect and educate workers on construction hazards* during the building of the DuPont CH2 Data Center project in Elk Grove Village. The ...

Southern Wood Works of Freeport, Florida, cited for exposing workers to safety hazards; more than $70K in penalties proposed

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 4, 2014)

Southern Wood Works LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for five safety violations following an August 2014 inspection at a Compass Point Way residence in Watersound. Citations were issued for failure to provide employees with fall protection equipment and exposure to falls from heights of ...

How to secure new construction and maintenance contractors in a tight market

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Oct. 17, 2014)

With economic recovery on the rise, it’s no longer a buyer’s market when it comes to hiring construction and maintenance contractors. Speedy, efficient assessment of new suppliers is essential. Latest data from the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index shows the sharpest expansion of construction output for eight ...

The Samuels Group, OSHA renew partnership to protect construction workers on Sacred Heart Hospital project in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Oct. 16, 2014)

The Samuels Group and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed a strategic partnership to protect and educate workers on construction hazards* during the Sacred Heart Hospital Curtail Wall Replacement Project in Eau Claire. ...

Plastering subcontractor repeatedly exposed workers to fall hazards Roma Construction cited for 12 repeat and serious safety violations

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

Roma Construction Inc., a stucco plastering subcontractor of Monticello Homes, is being cited for five repeat and seven serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company exposed workers to falls hazards of up to 20 feet as a result of improper ...

Justin Construction Co. cited for willful and repeat safety violations following OSHA inspections; more than $186K in proposed fines

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Justin Construction Co. LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration with six safety violations after OSHA inspectors observed employees at three area work sites performing residential construction without using a fall protection system. The inspections began in February 2014 as part of the ...

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