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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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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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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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ARTBA to host Roadway Construction Safety Academy in early-December

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

ARTBA to host Roadway Construction Safety Academy in early-December

Industry safety professionals will soon have the chance to get the training and credentials vital to managing and improving safety on construction projects and jobsites. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) will host the Roadway Construction ...

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ARTBA presents 2nd annual LōTrans virtual conference, exhibition

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 09, 2013

ARTBA presents 2nd annual LōTrans virtual conference, exhibition

The Transportation Officials Division of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host its second annual Local Transportation Management Virtual Conference & Innovation Showcase online November 19-20. The show last year was the first to deliver a safety education ...

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“Spot the Hazard” campaign analyzes real construction site safety violations

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 15, 2013

“Spot the Hazard” campaign analyzes real construction site safety violations

MySafetySign, a company that produces official Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) signs, has launched a campaign to promote awareness of health and safety hazards on construction jobsites. Our sister site, Total Landscape Care, reported that the campaign, “Spot the Hazard,” ...

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