OSHA’s 10 most common job site violations for construction

Which health and safety violations occur most often on the job site today? With construction accounting for one in five workplace deaths in 2014 and higher penalty payouts in place and new rules for tracking and recording violations – as it turns out, the worst offenses have largely stayed the same over time. It should… Read More »

Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016

What are the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety and health violations this year? Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One… Read More »

Safely Hauling Equipment in the Construction Industry

One of the most crucial but tricky tasks fleet managers handle is moving oversized, heavy loads to different locations. This job is a very difficult task, and it could be very dangerous to someone lacking the right equipment and training. Hauling heavy, large loads requires the use of hauling equipment in construction. This process also… Read More »

OSHA Increases Penalties, First Since 1990

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is raising its penalties to match the rate of inflation marking the first increase in penalties since 1990. The interim final rule was published July 1, 2016, and is based on the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act which became law in November 2015. OSHA invites… Read More »

Developing a Heat Stress Prevention Program

Understanding the potential harm caused by working in high temperatures is only the first step when it comes to protecting your employees. The most vital step is developing a thorough Heat Stress Prevention Program for your company. This starts with inspecting your workplace with a focus on location, time of year, geography, and risk factors… Read More »

Implementing a Workplace Disciplinary Program

One important element of an effective workplace safety and health policy is an Employee Disciplinary Program. Obviously, taking disciplinary actions is not ideal; a disciplinary program is not designed to create a threatening or fearful work environment. It’s important to remember that unsafe behavior doesn’t only affect you, but puts both your coworkers and your… Read More »

Sleep and the Shift Worker

People are physiologically programmed to sleep during the night and be active during the day. This is known as the sleep-wake cycle. Consequently, shift workers are especially prone to sleep disturbances, sleep deprivation and misalignment of the sleep-wake cycle, all of which lead to sleepiness, fatigue and associated performance deficits. People don’t fully adapt to… Read More »