In 2018, 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities were caused by falls from elevation. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants to remind everyone that those deaths were preventable.
That’s why they provide resources and certification for employers to participate in the annual National Safety Stand-Down event, which aims to raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. Read More
OSHA and the US Department of Labor recently published a press release reminding both employers and employees to remember necessary precautions for working safely during summer months. Florida’s contractors are no strangers to sweltering summer temperatures, but dangerous heat exposure can occur anywhere if the conditions are right. When working in a warm environment, the […] Read More
Nelcon Inc, a Montana construction company, faces $261,000 in fines after three workers were burned by hot oil at an asphalt plant in Laurel last fall. The safety citation stems from an Oct. 25 incident, where Nelcon employees suffered second and third degree burns while pouring oil into a heating container used for the asphalt-mixing process. The oil heated to 450 degrees reacted with cooler oil and spilled onto the workers. Read More
Spring weather is unpredictable to say the very least bringing with it equally unpredictable safety hazards. You may walk out your door one morning in a heavy winter coat, and return home wearing a t-shirt. The key is being prepared for whatever mother nature has in store. Read More
Avoid OSHA violations and workplace injuries by properly training your team. Builders License Training Institute offers courses for Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, Controlling Hazardous Energy, Stairways and Ladders, Personal Protective Equipment, and more. Read More
OSHA requires employers to conduct an assessment of their workplace to determine what PPE is required for their employees, such as specialized clothing, headgear or eyewear. The standards generally require employers to pay for mandated PPE, although some exceptions apply. Read More