OSHA Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Silica

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime.

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction

OSHA is adding a new subpart to provide protections to employees working in confined spaces in construction. This new subpart replaces OSHA’s one training requirement for confined space work with a comprehensive standard that includes a permit program designed to...

Stopping Falls, Saving Lives

2015 National Safety Stand-Down to Reach Workers Worldwide Over the last 10 years, more than 3,500 workers have died from falls. In fact, falls remain the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for more than a third of deaths in the industry. If you’re...

Previous OSHA Resources

September 2014 – URGENT INDUSTRY SAFETY ALERT! CAPITAL SAFETY ISSUES PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE U.S. Department of Labor – Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping...

Ten Feet Tall and Falling

Construction workers are used to contending with elevated risk levels, so they’re more likely to have a skewed perception of that risk. By Cheri Genereaux Jan 01, 2015 When it comes to safety, a lot of attention is dedicated to the biggest or loudest hazards. But if...

Winter Weather Safety

According to the National Weather Service , frostbite can occur within 5 minutes in temperatures between 0 degrees and -19 degrees Fahrenheit. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml Protective Clothing is the most important way to avoid cold stress. The type of...