Category Archives: Safety

OSHA requests information on possible updates to the Lockout/Tagout standard

OSHA requests information on possible updates to the Lockout/Tagout standard

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)) standard. The Agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as the evolving technology for robotics. OSHA […]

Work zone safety: Traffic control plans and intrusion prevention

NAPA Webinar Tuesday, September 10 Road construction work zones are inherently dangerous places. Learn about best practices associated with keeping safe in the work zone. Training will include review of NAPA’s online internal traffic control training modules and is targeted toward equipment operators, truck drivers, and ground laborers involved with all aspects of road construction. […]

ARTBA Safety Week challenge to highway contractors: Certify your employees. Save lives!

Home to the Industry’s Only Internationally-Accredited Safety Program: www.puttingsafetyfirst.org WASHINGTON, DC — As the annual “Construction Safety Week” gets underway, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Foundation is challenging U.S. transportation contractors to enroll their workers in the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program. The SCTPP was launched to help significantly […]

Advancing automation: Workers worry more about site safety than losing their jobs

Advancing automation: Workers worry more about site safety than losing their jobs

Almost half of all construction workers fear safety could be put at risk on job sites when artificial intelligence (AI) and automation becomes the norm – a higher number than those worried about losing their jobs to robots, a new survey reveals. Safety tops job security as the number one concern in a recent poll […]

What employers need to know about opioid and marijuana testing

What employers need to know  about opioid  and marijuana testing

by Courtney Llewellyn As time continues its relentless march forward, so do the problems affecting human beings. Today, there are new issues both workers and employers have to deal with that had never been of concern in the past. Two exist in a gray area — not illegal but definitely impactful on job performance; one […]