OSHA 2020 Safety Stand-Down Resources

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.

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OSHA Tips for Staying Safe This Summer

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 […]

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Construction Company Fined after Workers Burned by Scalding Oil

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.

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4 Safety Practices for the Modern Jobsite

A similar trend appears when looking at materials-handling practices. 86% of contractors from large companies reported that they formally plan how materials will be handled once work is awarded, and 72% reported that they meet with employees for a discussion on how materials will be moved. In comparison, small and midsize companies reported they develop a formal plan for material handling, but only 54% conduct those meetings with employees.

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