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OSHA Penalty

22 Jan: OSHA Penalties Raised for 2020

OSHA Penalties Raised for 2020 OSHA raised its civil penalties (85 Fed. Reg. 2,292) by approximately 1.8 percent on January 15, 2020. The final rule implements annual inflation adjustments of civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by OSHA and other agencies…

Shock

16 Jan: Avoid the Shock!

Avoid the Shock! Electrocutions caused 71 deaths during 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, electrocutions are one of the four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry, otherwise known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s…

Fireworks

31 Dec: New Year, new safety resolutions

New Years Resolutions The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its top 10 list of violations for fiscal year 2019, and not much has changed on the list in years. On top of that, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…

Christmas Lights

10 Dec: Deck the Halls (Safely)

It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping lists are being written, classes are winding down, and many people are busy transforming their home or office into a winter wonderland. Decorations help create a fun and festive atmosphere, but they can…

Distracted Walking

05 Dec: Distracted Walking

Within the past few years, smart phones have gained the ability to do almost anything and have become more popular than ever. Unfortunately, this comes hand in hand with a new trend in accidents. According to National Safety Council (NSC), nearly…

Distracted Driving

26 Nov: Distracted Driving: Is it worth it?

Transportation related incidents are consistently the leading causes of on-the-job fatalities in Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation states in 2018, distracted driving resulted in 394 deaths and 2,340 serious injuries. Don’t be part of the statistic; be part of the…

Falls From Scaffolds

20 Nov: Falls from scaffolds are dangerous business

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that 65 percent of the construction industry frequently works on scaffolds. However, when scaffolds are not used properly, falls can occur. Statistics from the Center for Construction Research and Training state that there…

Falls in Focus

11 Nov: Falls In Focus

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falls accounted for 350 fatalities in the construction industry during 2015. It’s no surprise that falls have gained special attention from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as one of…