Category Archives: Safety

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 […]

Optimized and safer mine haulage assured with Reverse Assist

Optimized and safer mine haulage assured with Reverse Assist

TUCSON, AZ – Hexagon’s Mining division recently announced the introduction of HxGN MineOperate Reverse Assist, a high-precision positioning application that guides truck operators with the optimum reversing path. Reverse Assist completes the division’s Operator Assist product suite. Inaccurate reversing maneuvers and costly collisions are perennial hazards for drivers backing into a loading position, a process […]

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 […]