More stories about OSHA

  • OSHA Extends Crane Operator Certification Deadline

    In a final ruling on cranes and derricks in construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has pushed the deadline for crane operator certification by three years and extended employers' responsibility to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely.

  • OSHA Announces New Reporting Requirements

    Starting January 1, 2015, employers will be required to notify OSHA when a worker is killed or suffers a serious injury or illness while on the job. Here's what you need to know.

  • Asphalt Specialists Ordered to Pay Nearly $1M in Compensation, Reinstate Terminated Drivers

    The Michigan company has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • CCO Certified: 100,000 and Counting

    CCO certification reached a historic milestone last month when the 100,000th person to be certified through the nationally accredited program since its launch in April 1996 received his certification card.

  • Producer Solves Bottleneck with Silo Cleaning Service

    A ready-mixed concrete plant in the Midwestern United States has resolved material build-up issues in three storage silos where accumulation had slowed production and increased internal pressures, eventually damaging the vessel walls and forcing a shutdown.

  • Silica Dust Requirements for Construction Sites

    OSHA has proposed new more stringent permissible exposure limits for respirable silica dust on jobsites that the construction industry feels are overly stringent and unachievable.

  • Protecting Temporary Workers: Whose Responsibility is It?

    OSHA recently launched an initiative to protect temporary workers from jobsite hazards. Here is what concrete producers need to know.

  • Health Impacts of Products are new Focus in LEED v4

    The USGBC's release of version 4 of the LEED rating system (LEED v4) includes new requirements for product declarations related to toxicity and human health effects.

  • OSHA Top 10 Violations

    How do the worst safety infractions in the construction industry affect precasters?

  • OSHA Whistleblowers

    Employers need to understand the implications of OSHA’s new emphasis on whistleblower investigations and inspections. By taking appropriate steps, companies can minimize the number of potential whistleblower complaints that employees file.