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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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Construction worker killed by compact roller

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Construction worker killed by compact roller

A construction worker in Sparks, Maryland has been killed in an accident that caused a compact roller to roll over and crush the victim. Michael Ray Mathews, 64, was using the compact roller to flatten a dirt pile when part of ...

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Safety plan: How to protect temporary workers

Amy Materson - Oct 02, 2014

Safety plan: How to protect temporary workers

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to do? Think about your temporary workers. You may not hire them every ...

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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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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

Wayne Grayson - Jul 30, 2014

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

If it seems like you’re hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you’re not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports of construction worker deaths in the U.S. have come across ...

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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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Avoid these 3 safety training obstacles

Amy Materson - Jun 16, 2014

Avoid these 3 safety training obstacles

As many as a million construction workers participated in Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down earlier this month. I saw a number of press releases, photos and tweets from companies that were participating in the ...

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