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OSHA prompts more proactive approach to construction site safety

In recent decades, OSHA has spurred the construction industry to take a more proactive, preventative approach to work site .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJan 6th, 2017

OSHA prompts more proactive approach to construction site safety

In recent decades, OSHA has spurred the construction industry to take a more proactive, preventative approach to work site .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJan 6th, 2017

Latest worker death prompts fresh safety call

A 43-year-old construction worker was killed in an accident at a Brooklyn hotel site last week. The Department of Buildings immediately issued a stop work order for 61 Bond Street after Paul Kennedy, of the Bronx, was reportedly struck in the head when pa.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 24th, 2016

Guide for understanding medical monitoring requirement of OSHA silica standard released

The Center for Construction Research and Training made available a guide to help employers understand the medical monitoring requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Ad.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkDec 5th, 2017

Black market sales of OSHA training certifications plague New York City construction industry

Amid a building boom, New York City has experienced a rash of black market sales of fake OSHA safety certifications. Workers on big projects must have 10 hours of training approved by the OSHA and carry a.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkAug 17th, 2017

Are visual ergonomics the new key to project delivery?

In the build and design world, ergonomics refers to adapting the work environment itself in the name of safety and productivity. Although OSHA doesn’t have an ergonomics standard, the construction world has long focused on the principles of er.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkAug 2nd, 2017

OSHA delays enforcing crystalline silica standard in construction industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will delay enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkApr 17th, 2017

Construction workers protest City Council site safety bills

Members of the construction industry took to the streets for the second time in two weeks yesterday (Tuesday) as the City Council introduced a package of bills aimed at increasing construction.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 1st, 2017

Workers, local officials rally for new construction safety law in New York City

More than 200 construction workers, union officials, labor leaders and supporters rallied in support of a package of bills intended to strengthen construction site safety in New York City. Some were arrested during the demonstration......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJan 23rd, 2017

Construction workers, officials rally for safety bills

More than 200 construction workers from various trades, along with union officials, labor leaders and supporters rallied in Lower Manhattan this morning to urge the City Council to pass a package of bills intended to strengthen construction site .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJan 18th, 2017

Construction safety demands a data-driven approach

By REBNY President John Banks  Improving safety must remain a priority on construction sites across New York City. There is nothing more important than .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJan 18th, 2017

Construction site inspections decrease despite rise in accidents and deaths

Construction accidents and deaths skyrocketed in New York state between 2011 and 2015, but the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration decreased its construction site inspections... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 18th, 2017

Employers alone cannot prevent construction deaths

To the Editor: In the ongoing debate over the city's approach to construction safety, more attention must be paid to workers' health and safety responsibilities when on the job ("Mayor chided for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 16th, 2016

OSHA releases safety recommendation guide for construction industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new guide, "Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction." The new guidelines don't change legal requirements or add new rules. OSHA says the guide will be most helpful to .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkDec 15th, 2016

OSHA proposes safety standards changes to reduce employer costs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing 18 changes to the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards.  The proposed revisions could save employers an estimated $3.2 million per year, the agency .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkNov 3rd, 2016

North Dakota pipeline protest prompts more than 20 arrests

More than 20 people have been arrested at a North Dakota construction site while protesting the Dakota Access pipeline......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 22nd, 2016

New Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines Mark Sea Change In Auto Safety Regulation

Long-awaited U.S. DOT guidelines for autonomous vehicles unveiled today mark a sea change in how the federal government will approach the groundbreaking technology and reveal a more proactive role by auto safety regulators and greater cooperation with aut.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesSep 20th, 2016

The robots are coming to San Francisco, but they now have rules

The Department of Public Works would be in charge of granting permits for an initial 180-day period, with options to renew permits for up to another 180 days. It could be just the beginning of a more proactive approach to regulating new technologies......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 6th, 2017

2017 wildfires highlight gaps in California’s approach to fire safety in urbanized areas

Devastating wildfires in Cali.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkDec 6th, 2017

US opioid crisis putting focus on construction sector drug testing

When city council began compiling its construction safety bill earlier this year, a non-union workers advocacy group pushed for mandatory drug testing to be included. Instead of testing.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyDec 6th, 2017

Fossil Discovered At Denver Construction Site Revealed To Be From A Torosaurus

It’s always exciting to discover new fossils, and sometimes they turn up in unusual locations. A fossil nicknamed “Tiny” was discovered in suburban Denver on Augu.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 5th, 2017