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Crane Safety by the Numbers — Lifting Projects Dictated by OSHA Rules, ASME Standards

The list of rules and regulations governing lifting and rigging procedures is long and varied. The applicable guidance depends on the type of lift and whether it's being performed as part of a construction, general industry or military project....


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)....


Holes On Job Sites Are Sometimes-Overlooked Safety Hazards

Deaths from falls lead fatalities in construction. Construction workers just as often die from fall-through hazards as they do from work at elevations. In 2018, OSHA logged the preventable deaths of 320 workers....


Tips for Working Around Overhead Power Lines

Electrocutions resulting from contact between a crane and overhead power lines is still a leading cause of death on job sites. The key to safety around power lines is awareness, and an experienced operator knows to assume all lines are energized until he's confirmed otherwise....


Construction Associations Consider Generic COVID Workplace Guidance Redundant, Impractical

Both ARTBA and the AGC have concerns about the late-January executive order President Joe Biden signed regarding safe workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance follows Biden's request that OSHA decide by March 15, 2021, whether an emergency temporary standard (ETS) is needed....


Multi-Employer Job Sites Hum When All Team Members Follow the Same Game Plan

Looking for guidance on best practices in construction operations? All construction-related activities are covered in the ANSI/ASSP A10 standards series. One of the newest volumes, the A10.33-2020, Safety and Health Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects, provides a roadmap for choreographing a shared construction project....


What to Expect From New Administration

The construction industry could be in for a bumpy ride as the U.S. economy recovers from the coronavirus and the recession tied to it. Dodge Data & Analytics calls for a 4 percent regain in 2021, after a 14 percent loss this year....


Trench Box Installations Require Knowledge of OSHA Safety Rules

One of the most beneficial and tricky devices used in specialty construction, trench boxes have obvious benefits. They can hold up their end in all types of soil conditions, but they can be a bear to install and move....


ARTBA Strives to Safeguard Workers From Accidents, Injuries

Highway construction workers are always at risk on the job. OSHA reports the leading cause of highway construction worker injuries and fatalities is contact with construction vehicles, objects and equipment....


Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications Rescheduled

The Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications has been rescheduled for Oct. 29, 2020, as a virtual event, the NCCCO Foundation has announced. As previously reported, Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA's Directorate of Construction, will once again provide the keynote address and participate in a Q&A session that will conclude the conference....






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