March 3, 2015

Silicosis still a problem for construction workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged and persistent exposure to crystalline silica, a basic form of soil, sand, granite, or other...
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December 4, 2014

Safety must become top priority, as construction faces greater OSHA regulation

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has been increasing its regulation of the construction industry. Seeking to cut down on work site accidents and...
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November 28, 2014

Report: World Trade Center construction falls seriously injured workers

In a stark reminder of the importance of rigorous and regular safety training, The New York Daily News is reporting that accidents at the World...
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November 24, 2014

Fatal trench collapse underscores need for safety training

A 59-year-old Michigan contractor was killed in a recent trench collapse at a work site in Grosse Point Woods, just outside of Detroit. The accident...
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October 22, 2014

Construction workers need ongoing training on “Fatal Four”

The construction industry has some of the highest on-the-job fatality rates in the United States, with 796 reported deaths in 2013. According to the Occupational...
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September 17, 2014

OSHA: Falls are leading cause of death in construction industry

More construction industry employees die from falling than from any other work-related hazard, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The federal agency...
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