Roofing is one of the most dangerous areas of the construction industry. In fact, 34 percent of fatal falls happen in roof work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, the government agency recently urged contractors to be aware of the dangers of roof tarping. The OSHA standards for roof tarping outlines the dangers and the ways in which you can protect your workforce. Read more
Employers in the skilled trades have a particular obligation to pay attention to occupational health and safety. But, how do you know if your workplace is safe enough, according to current government standards? The easiest way to find out is to request to join OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. Read more
Contracting companies who manufacture, transport, distribute and/or use hazardous chemicals have a responsibility to inform and protect their workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard officially establishes a worker’s right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. Read more
Thousands of workers across the country fall victim to occupational heat exposure every year. Some even die. In fact, over 40 percent of those deaths occur in the construction industry. These preventable incidents can affect anyone working as a contractor in hot weather regardless of their age or condition.
As summer begins, learn how you can prevent your workers from getting unnecessarily sick in the sun. Read more