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OSHA Responds to Alarming Number of Trenching Deaths

After charting an alarming 22 trenching deaths the first half of this year, OSHA has made trench safety a national emphasis on inspections. In July, the agency announced it was launching enhanced enforcement initiatives with a goal of protecting workers from known hazards....

Understanding OSHA's Compliance Directive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018....

Simplifying Jobsite Safety: Tips to Reduce Workzone Accidents, Injuries

The top four causes of accidents on the construction site remain falls, strikes from objects, crushes between objects and electrical shock. Too often, though, workplace accidents and injuries can be attributed to the materials being used on the job site....

SEAA Selects Foreman Ironworker's Design in Hard Hat Sticker Contest

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has selected the winning hard hat sticker design in a contest it hosted on social media in January and February. The hard hat sticker will be offered as part of the association's recognition of OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2-6, 2022....

Keeping Your Crews Safe On the Job

Construction workers on the ground are some of the most vulnerable. Annually, struck-by accidents account for many construction-related fatalities. Falling objects, equipment crushes and rollovers are among the causes....

OSHA Specifies Contractor Safety Responsibilities On Job Site

Who does OSHA look to first when multiple contractors are at work on a job site where safety is called into question? If your company has any control over the work process, the agency's Multi-Employer Worksite Policy specifies that the responsibility likely falls on you....

OSHA Director Keynotes NCCCO Foundation's Industry Forum … and Discusses What's New at the Agency

OSHA will publish an updated Compliance Directive on its revised crane operator certification standards next spring according to Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA's directorate of construction. Speaking at the annual NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum held in November, Ketcham teased forum attendees about topics in the upcoming directive as he discussed construction site violations, several related to crane operations....

Arcosa Shoring Products Unveils Remote Trench Safety Training Program, Online Registration Portal

Arcosa Shoring Products — a large manufacturer of trench safety equipment—is now providing critical trench safety training for all national and Canadian excavation construction personnel remotely via Zoom....

Oregon OSHA Launches Free Training to Contractors

A new online video training course developed by Oregon OSHA is intended to help employers and workers in the construction industry meet the requirements of the agency's fall protection standards. The free course features insights from industry leaders, along with practical demonstrations, a review of relevant requirements and a discussion of terms and processes related to fall protection in the industry....

How to Be an A+ Crane Signal Person

The signal person is one of the most critical roles on a construction site where a crane is in operation. The qualified signaler prevents accidents, ensures solid lift and placement of the load and keeps everyone safe on the ground....

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