Your back is a sensitive part of your body that can easily be easily injured if you do not practice safe lifting techniques. You can sustain sprains, strains and herniated disks, which may put you out of work and on workers’ comp.
The opioid crisis is quietly killing America’s construction workers. A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that construction laborers have a higher risk of heroin overdose and are more likely to die of a drug overdose than any other occupation in the nation. Read more
OSHA is getting close to finalizing changes to its new crane operator safety requirements. After receiving feedback from stakeholders in the construction industry, the agency is updating a 2010 rule to help ensure that operators of cranes receive the right training for the job. Read more
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