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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2018 2 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA has published its final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and requires employers to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

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OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 16, 2018 0 Comments
OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

On Oct. 11, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying how the prohibition against employee retaliation for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses applies to certain safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing policies.

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NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

NAHB is an official supporting partner of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2018 2 Comments
Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority, and for good reason: Excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 were nearly double the average of the previous five years.

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Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 28, 2018 0 Comments
Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Certain companies, including some home builders, are required to electronically submit information from their 2017 Form 300A to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by July 1.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is now in effect, and agency inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23, finding 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23.

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Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Good news for companies seeking clarity on OSHA regulations: NAHB now has two free resources to help. The new Safety & Health Program toolkit provides home builders, developers and remodelers with a model to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new recommended practices for safety and health programs. In the free webinar Safety […]

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OSHA Proposes Changes to Crane Operator Requirements

OSHA Proposes Changes to Crane Operator Requirements

OSHA has proposed to amend its rule for cranes and derricks in construction, 29 C.F.R. § 1926, Operator Qualification and Certification, to clarify the training and certification requirements for crane operators and add a new requirement for employers to evaluate crane operators.

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Be Safe on That Scaffold

Be Safe on That Scaffold

Scaffolds can provide a safe and more efficient way to work in construction, but their use is also one of the leasing causes of injuries on construction sites. It is important to recognize scaffolding hazards and make sure every scaffold is set up and used properly.

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