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California targets roofers in newest safety initiative

According to the Central Valley Business Times (CVBT), a new initiative has been started by OSHA and the state of California. This safety awareness campaign, also supported by the California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), is targeting workers in the roofing … Continue reading

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Silicosis still a problem for construction workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged and persistent exposure to crystalline silica, a basic form of soil, sand, granite, or other materials, can cause silicosis, kidney disease and lung cancer. Silicosis, a fatal disease of the lungs, … Continue reading

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Safety must become top priority, as construction faces greater OSHA regulation

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has been increasing its regulation of the construction industry. Seeking to cut down on work site accidents and injuries, OSHA has launched the Fall Prevention Campaign, to emphasize that falls are preventable. Through planning ahead, … Continue reading

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Construction workers need ongoing training on “Fatal Four”

The construction industry has some of the highest on-the-job fatality rates in the United States, with 796 reported deaths in 2013. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five private industry worker fatalities were in construction. Most … Continue reading

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OSHA: Falls are leading cause of death in construction industry

More construction industry employees die from falling than from any other work-related hazard, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The federal agency is currently running a nationwide safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of falls … Continue reading

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