OSHA

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations for 2017

​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual...

Gary Auman

OSHA’S NEW Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

-By Gary Auman – The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic recordkeeping rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illness became effective on January 1, 2017. The rule includes provisions to protect those who report injuries or illnesses from retaliation by their employer, and these provisions went into effect...

Post-Frame R&T: Fall arrest system testing

By Daniel P. Hindman  Ph.D., P.E., LEED Green Associate  / A fall is one of the most traumatic events that can happen on a jobsite. The effects of a fall, much like those of a wave spreading from a pebble dropped in a pond, can radiate through the work crew, the...

Safety Update: Fall protection and heat stress

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently addressed two significant safety and health issues of great importance to post-frame contractors: fall protection and heat stress. Fall protectionAn effective discussion of how fall-protection requirements affect the post-frame contractor cannot begin without a consideration of past misconceptions that have plagued the post-frame...

NRCA to host fall protection classes throughout U.S.

The National Roofing Contractors Association will hold its Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z class free of charge in various U.S. cities beginning Jan. 24, 2013, and ending May 30, 2013. Made available for free through an Occupational Safety and Health Administration grant extended to NRCA, the one-day Roofing...

OSHA postpones new fall-protection rule again

From Builder Online: It was supposed to go into effect on March 15. Then September 15. Then on December 15. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has decided to postpone enforcement of new fall protection rules for residential construction until March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday...

OSHA residential construction regulations compliance

Before Dec. 15, conduct an on-site compliance check. Confirm that workers elevated 6 feet or more above the lower level of a structure have OSHA-acceptable forms of fall protection. (This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Occupational Health & Safety.) On Dec. 15, OSHA’s new fall protection regulations...

NRCA releases fall-protection compliance program

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released its fall-protection compliance program, Serving up Safety: A Recipe for Avoiding Falls on the Job, a video program addressing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s fall-protection requirements for roofing work, including requirements for state-plan states. The comprehensive training program includes a DVD with six...

Safety Update: Effective safety training, Part 2

(Part 1 can be accessed by clicking here. ) / Emphasis should be placed on issues relevant to your business / By Gary Auman  Legal counsel for NFBA In January 2012, I wrote a Frame Building News article on effective safety training. Because of the complexity of this topic and the...

Delmar, DeWalt team up to publish handbooks

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and DeWalt released handbooks on two of the most important topics in construction, code adherence and jobsite safety. The DeWalt Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook is the most recent addition to the DeWalt...