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OSHA Construction Standards You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 26, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Construction workers face some of the most difficult working conditions in the entire workforce. They face falls, heavy machinery, electrocution, and asbestos, to name a few.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, Industry Insights, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Working in Confined Spaces: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 1

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.146, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employees to be protected from hazards associated with entering confined spaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction, Safe Work Permits

10 Construction Safety Facts to Share with Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 20, 2019 at 9:55 AM

It’s no secret that safety is a top priority on construction sites. One way to recapture your employees’ attention and make an impact is by including cold, hard data to illustrate the importance of why safety matters.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Construction Site Accidents Causes and Safety Tips to Prevent Them

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Even the most diligent construction companies can still be at risk for a major accident. Construction accidents don’t just happen on their own, either. It’s usually the result of a series of events that ultimately led to the incident.

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Topics: OSHA, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Contractor Safety Best Practices

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 29, 2018 at 2:30 PM

When you think of workplace safety, you should realize that a safety culture isn’t just for the workers on your payroll. A safe work environment is also an expectation of contractors, and getting them involved in your safety culture is critical to helping them remain safe on the job.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Construction Safety Training: Want an Effective Program? Take It Straight to the Source

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 11, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Every construction company wants its safety training to be effective, but how to achieve that effectiveness may look different to each company.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Industry Insights, Training Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

How You Can Participate in OSHA’s Stand-Down Event

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 7, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a national “Stand-Down” event to prevent falls. This year’s event runs from May 7th to May 11th.

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Topics: OSHA, Events, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction

OSHA Turns Its Attention to the “Focus Four” Hazards

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 16, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Every so often, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will re-energize its Focus Four campaign. This national effort is intended to raise awareness of some of the most serious hazards in the construction industry. The Focus Four hazards are also sometimes known as the Fatal Four.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

How Can Construction Companies Streamline EHS Without Sacrificing Quality?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 5, 2018 at 9:58 AM

If you’ve been in the construction industry for more than a day, you already know that it’s one of the most demanding industries when it comes to safety.

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Topics: EHS Software, EHS Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

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