Category Archives: Safety

OSHA moves to potentially adjust silica rule

OSHA moves to potentially adjust silica rule

Source: Safety Law Matters / Avi Meyerstein Last week, OSHA began a potential rulemaking process to expand what some might consider exceptions to the 2016 silica rule in construction. Here’s what we know… On July 29th, OSHA submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) what likely will be a future public request for […]

Safety in the trenches

Safety in the trenches

Source: EHS Today Trenching and excavation continue to place workers in the construction and utility industries in dangerous positions. The private construction industry was responsible for 80% of trenching fatalities between 2011 and 2016, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) in Trenching and Excavation specifically requires agency investigators to […]

Statements made by managers and supervisors during OSHA inspections can come back to haunt you

Statements made by managers and supervisors  during OSHA inspections can come back to haunt you

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Everything a manager or supervisor says to an OSHA inspector who shows up at the workplace may be used against the company to support a citation. And we mean anything and everything that may be said at any point. Words can hurt […]

NSSGA announces new seat belt safety initiative: “Why Risk It? Just Click It!”

NSSGA announces new seat belt safety initiative: “Why Risk It? Just Click It!”

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The NSSGA recently announced a winner in naming the seat belt safety campaign: “Why risk it? Just click it!” The campaign’s focus is to remind the aggregate industry’s workforce of the importance of wearing seat belts on the job. The winning slogan was submitted by Johnny Farley, plant manager at the Cross Plains Quarry […]

Reminder: Summer weather can produce high winds – secure materials & equipment

Reminder: Summer weather can produce high winds – secure materials & equipment

Summer weather in New York can be tricky. Jobsites should be on constant alert for sudden changes and quick-rising storms, especially those that produce high winds. The NYC DOB typically will issue alerts to all NYC jobsites regarding severe weather, but their tips for a safe jobsite are relative to all contractors: Winds may reach […]