Safety

To assess the degree of understanding and compliance of OSHA's 2018 crane operator qualification rule, and to gauge their approach to operator evaluation, the NCCCO Foundation surveyed crane operator employers. The results are promising: Employers have a "fairly sound" understanding of OSHA rules, reports the Safety Information and Education Network (SIREN) arm of the Foundation.

It happens to everyone: you purchase a new tool, appliance or machine to solve a specific problem, only to discover an additional, equally valuable benefit. Maybe it's an appliance purchased for higher capacity that ends up being far more efficient than the unit it's replacing.

The North Dakota Safety Council's Safety & Health Awards program is designed to promote incident prevention by honoring companies with outstanding safety programs, employees with superior safety records and North Dakota citizens who have gone above and beyond to improve the safety and health environments in their communities.

Trailer separations happen frequently in North America — at a rate of more than two and a half per day — but Premier Manufacturing hopes the Saf-T-Latch leads to fewer accidents. The Saf-T-Latch — part number 820ELA — is connected to a Premier air chamber.

Most employers have a fairly sound understanding of their duties and responsibilities to evaluate their crane operators, a new report published by the NCCCO Foundation suggests. But there are some aspects of the OSHA crane operator qualification rule that give rise to a degree of confusion and misunderstanding.

Transportation construction workers face on-the-job risks that federal officials should address as they focus on the rising tide of pedestrian fatalities on the nation's roadways, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) July 15 told participants at the U.S.

The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA), an association dedicated to minimizing the occurrence of cross bore damages, injuries and loss of life, will be holding the first ever course on cross bore safety in the spring of 2021. Cross bore strikes occur when an existing underground utility or structure is intersected by a second utility, compromising the integrity of one or both.

Construction employment increased in 329 out of 358 metro areas between April and May as a new survey finds that two-thirds of highway construction firms had at least one crash in the past year at highway work zones they operate. Officials with the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS, which conducted the survey, urged drivers to slow down and be aware while driving through highway work zones during their summer travels.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime, and construction.

Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week was held across the nation by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), and as part of that event the association's Middle Tennessee Chapter held its first TSSD Week Contest. The contest was motivation for local companies to participate in this innovative educational opportunity that teaches thousands of construction industry employees the simple message, "be safe around trenches." The winner of the Middle Tennessee Chapter's 2020 TSSD Week Contest is Civil Constructors LLC.

The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District will implement multiple safety projects after being awarded nearly $40 million in safety funds. The funding is part of the "Road to Zero" initiative the Texas Transportation Commission committed to nearly a year ago.