OSHA Update: New Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

On Friday, October 9, 2018, OSHA announced a newly issued final rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements.  In brief, OSHA’s standard for cranes and derricks in construction have been updated to clarify each employer’s duty to ensure the competency of … Continue reading

Communication is Crucial During Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season is here, and it is time to have those important conversations and reminders on safety with your crews and clients. There is just no way to avoid it… Hurricane Season comes every year, and every year you must … Continue reading

On the Importance of Safety Training and Fall Protection

A trained crew is a safe crew, and safety should be a top priority your job sites.  According to OSHA, there were nearly 4,700 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2016.  Out of those, 991 (21.1%) were in … Continue reading

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Just this week, the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began (June 1st), and it is essential that you and your crews are prepared for severe weather conditions. As we all know, hurricanes can devastate areas for months, even years.  According to … Continue reading

Safety Update: OSHA Launches Safe + Sound Week

Looking to demonstrate your company’s commitment to safety?  Then you may want to participate in OSHA’s first-ever “Safe and Sound” Week. While it should come as no surprise that the construction industry is one of the highest risk industries in … Continue reading

OSHA’s Final Rule on Workplace Injury/Illness Recordkeeping

Just in time for the new year, OSHA recently issued a final rule regarding the maintenance of records for recordable injury and illness.  You may have heard about a final rule being released by OSHA regarding recordkeeping for workplace injuries. … Continue reading

May is Building Safety Month

This Friday marks the kickoff of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council’s annual safety awareness event. The purpose of the event is to bring safety professionals together with community members to promote an understanding of the building code, demonstrate … Continue reading

Quality May Falter During Construction Industry Boom

The enormous growth in residential and commercial construction might suffer from quality issues, according to Quality Built, LLC, a firm that offers quality assurance and risk management support to the construction industry.  Quality Built’s construction defect data bank is the … Continue reading

Avoid Health Hazards for a Safer Remodel, Part 3: Utility & Appliance Hazards

Home remodeling is a fairly complicated process, and it’s easy to forget that it can also be a hazardous one as well. In order to ensure the safety of yourself, your crew, and the homeowners who you’re working for, keep … Continue reading