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Keeping workers safe is the most important part of any construction project. CEG is committed to giving you the latest health and safety developments from OSHA, MSHA, the National Safety Council and beyond.



Colorado Contractor Jailed for Trench Collapse That Killed Crewman

An Avon, Colo., contractor was sentenced to 10 months in jail in mid-July following a trench collapse at his company's Granby work site that fatally injured worker Rosario Martinez. Bryan Johnson, owner of ContractOne Inc....


Oregon Adopts Rules to Protect Construction Workers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon recently adopted an emergency rule that strengthens requirements for employers to safeguard workers from extreme heat, including expanding access to shade and cool water in what advocates called the nation's most protective heat rules following deadly record-high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest....


Fallen Construction Workers to Be Honored with New Memorial at NY State Fair

A new memorial to honor highway workers who have died while building or improving New York State's roads and bridges is currently being built at the site of the 2021 State Fair in Syracuse. The fair runs from Aug....


Brass Knuckle SmartShell Safety Glove Does It All

Some jobs need a glove that covers it all: impact protection, cut protection, excellent grip in wet conditions and high visibility. And it must do all of this without sacrificing comfort, because an uncomfortable glove is an unworn glove, and that is the ruin of compliance and safety programs....


OSHA COVID Safety Rules Give Workplace Flexibility to Transportation Construction Firms

New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant transportation construction contractors and other businesses the flexibility to adopt COVID safety protocols that fit their specific workplaces, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


Brass Knuckle Splash Goggle/Face Shield-In-One is Force to Be Reckoned With

When it comes to protective equipment inspiring compliance, only one can rule the universe, and it's the Vader Combo from Brass Knuckle. This force to be reckoned with starts with the coolest, best-fitting, most fog-free protective eyewear product on the market, according to the manufacturer....


With Help From Michigan AgrAbility, Area Loggers Overcome Injuries

For Duane Berg, owner and founder of Berg Logging in Gladstone, Mich., business was booming in 2010 — right up until he fell off a roof. "I got injured in November 2010. Besides [being] a logger, I was a construction worker, and I was helping one of my friends do a job," Berg said....


Industry Urges Workers to Get COVID Vaccine

Right now, the construction industry is tackling critical coronavirus vaccine issues: Should employees have the vaccine or not, and does it matter? Can an employer mandate employees be vaccinated before entering a job site? How can an employer successfully overcome vaccine hesitancy?Deemed essential by the federal government, construction workers have been among priority groups for the coronavirus vaccine....


ARTBA Training Resources Aim to Improve Transportation Project Safety

As the transportation construction industry gets ready for its peak season, so too is the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) with its world-class safety training programs. "For decades, ARTBA has worked to create and deliver high-quality education resources that are focused directly on the hazards faced by the transportation construction industry," said Bradley Sant, ARTBA senior vice president for safety and education....


On 'Go Orange Day!' ARTBA Reminds Motorists to Drive Safe, Work Safe, Save Lives

With "Go Orange Day!" on April 28, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) observes National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) April 26-30, with this critical message to the nation's roadways users — "Obey Speed Limits....







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