More stories about OSHA

  • 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.

  • Lifting Safety to a New Level

    Most producers think their involvement in crane operator training refers to large gantry cranes or mobile pickers used for plant repairs.

  • Automating Fiber Lifting and Carrying

  • Take a Breather

    In 2001, the “Survey of Respirator Use and Practices” gathered information on respirator use from 40,000 randomly selected U.S. establishments. It collected data on the types of respiratory protection workers used, types of respirator fit tests performed, and presence of substances that prompted...