WASHINGTON, DC – To avoid industry confusion and potential disruptions of construction crane projects, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy for Certifications from Crane Institute Certification
Beginning June 30, 2010 OSHA has made important changes to the 10 Hour & 30 Hour training program. Changes have been made to the Introduction to OSHA module. This is to align the program with … [Read more...] about OSHA Outreach Training Program New REQUIRED CONTENT
OSHA has just posted an amendment to the current Construction Standards regarding Subpart R Steel Erection. Here is a link to the Federal Register … [Read more...] about Change to the Safety Standards for Steel Erection – 75:27428-27429
No big surprises are in the new semiannual regulatory agendas published Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor, EPA, HHS, and many other federal agencies. Of note: NIOSH indicated it will take … [Read more...] about Construction Confined Spaces Rule Still in Proposed Stage
There is no single OSHA rule for training – employee training is a requirement in several different OSHA standards. In a recent speech, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced a number of new … [Read more...] about OSHA’s Focus On Training Compliance Is Growing
WASHINGTON — Every day, about 14 Americans fail to come home from work to their families. Tens of thousands die from workplace disease and more than 4.6 million workers are seriously injured on … [Read more...] about OSHA Takes Action to Protect America’s Workers with Severe Violator Program and Increased Penalties
Last year there were more than 9,000 violations of the construction industry scaffolding standard (29 CFR 1926.451) and over $9 million in penalties. The emphasis of the scaffolding standard is on … [Read more...] about OSHA Enforcement and the Scaffolding Standard: Can Your Worksite Pass Inspection?
As 2010 really gets underway, it's painfully obvious that the construction industry and industry in general have a long way to go before we can start celebrating "recovery" from the economic … [Read more...] about Why Cost-Cutting Safety May Cost You More
Many companies ask us about incentive programs. These are a Catch 22 in accomplishing correct behavior. Many times the exact opposite is encouraged. However, with the appropriate management and … [Read more...] about Incentive Programs: A Reason to Report Accidents or Not?
In many jobs, a fall arrest system can mean the difference between life and death. But that lifesaving harness may not work at a critical moment if it is not properly cared for. Pre-planning and … [Read more...] about Maintaining Fall Arrest Systems