Category Archives: Safety

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 […]

U.S. Department of Labor to hold construction safety meeting

U.S. Department of Labor to hold construction safety meeting

Committee members represent a wide range of contributors who provide input into construction standards. Stakeholders on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet this month to discuss amendments and clarification to current construction standards. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the meeting will take place on July 17 and  July 18 […]

Seeking input on OSHA’s silica exposure rule

Seeking input on OSHA’s silica exposure rule

The CDRA worked to modify OSHA’s employee silica exposure regulation before it officially came out more than a year ago. The rule affected many sectors of the construction industry, including concrete recyclers. We were successful in removing almost all the onerous sections of the rule. The paramount part of the rule is Table 1, which […]

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … OSHA?

Look!  Up in  the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …  OSHA?

Source: Safety Law Matters / Husch Blackwell / Posted in ENFORCEMENT UPDATES, OSHA An internal DOL memorandum last year to OSHA regional administrators confirms that OSHA can deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise referred to as drones, equipped with cameras to assist with its enforcement and regulatory functions. What do employers need to know? How […]

When OSHA shows up: Practical guidance regarding walk-around rights

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips  by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) provides that, if an OSHA compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) shows up to conduct an inspection and presents his credentials to you as the employer, you have a right to guide […]