Safety Week

More than 80 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) Group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces to create and celebrate Safety Week from May 7-11, 2018. Safety Week offers an opportunity for employers to share their organization’s commitment to jobsite safety with their communities. […]

Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. OSHA is sponsoring its 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down the week of May 7-11, 2018, to raise fall hazard awareness across […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13, 2018. 2018 Theme: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s […]

OSHA Provides Resources to Support the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. The standard provides flexible alternatives. Employers can either use the control methods laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard, or they can measure workers’ exposure to silica and […]

OSHA Extends Certification Deadline for Operators of Cranes in Construction

OSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that operators of cranes in construction are certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. This one-year extension provides additional time for […]