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Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

Wayne Grayson - Jan 27, 2015

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of bridge

  An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the excavator January 14 when it rolled over and slid down an embankment, settling below the ...

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Parents file $10M lawsuit against construction company over son's death

Brian Ethridge - Jan 14, 2015

Parents file $10M lawsuit against construction company over son's death

Two parents in Florida have filed a $10 million lawsuit against a Miami-based construction company following the death of their 18-year-old son. As reported by the Tallahassee Democrat, Drew Kimberl, a Wakulla High School senior, was killed when a nearly one-ton ...

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One killed, four injured after bridge collapses at college

Brian Ethridge - Nov 17, 2014

One killed, four injured after bridge collapses at college

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating what caused an unfinished pedestrian bridge to collapse at a Wake Technical Community College campus last week. The collapse killed one worker and injured four others. The accident happened while crews were pouring concrete ...

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How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Patty Vaughan - Sep 17, 2014

How to protect roadworkers from hearing loss

Different levels of noise are all around crewmembers every day on jobsites. However, whenever workers are exposed to some of those sounds for hours on end every day, hearing loss can become a serious problem. Approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to ...

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OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

Wayne Grayson - Sep 16, 2014

OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

In response to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tallies 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its rule on how quickly employers must report worker deaths or serious ...

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Most common work-related deaths for highway and bridge construction workers

Brian Ethridge - Sep 15, 2014

Most common work-related deaths for highway and bridge construction workers

The general population may not pay a lot of attention to it, but highway and bridge construction workers risk their lives nearly every day at work. We have seen far-too-many work-related deaths, and we haven’t seen the last. According to the ...

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How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Brian Ethridge - Aug 22, 2014

How to avoid highway work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Amy Materson - Jul 09, 2014

3 free safety apps available for use on the jobsite

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to protecting your workers and the company’s interest at large, it ...

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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Patty Vaughan - Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

Patty Vaughan - Jun 20, 2014

OSHA’s new safety training tool offers interactive experience

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a tool to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASCE) conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive tool helps identify hazards in the workplace and was developed in ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Construction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices. Though motorists do play a big role in highway construction site safety, it’s your responsibility as a worker to ensure you are following all ...

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ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

ABC, NAM want OSHA to withdraw LOI allowing unions to represent nonunion employees

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) General Counsel Maurice Baskin on February 4 told the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that a February 21, 2013 letter of interpretation (LOI) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should be withdrawn. Baskin made the ...

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