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OSHA’S Single-Minded Summertime Focus: Construction Safety

Every year during summer, attention turns nationally toward recurring seasonal pastimes and pursuits: vacation, sports, cook outs, gardening and other outside activities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and other worker safety groups are a bit tunnel-visioned when it comes to what most garners their attention over the same period. Summer is the…

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OSHA Fines OH Bridge Painting Company for Fall, Scaffold Hazards

A company’s enrollment in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program is about as far from a badge of honor as can possibly be envisioned. APBN Inc., a bridge painting company from Campbell, Ohio, is a new member of the club, with OSHA finding a number of material errors and omissions related to the company’s supervision…

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Lucky Ending in New York Scaffolding Drama

Certain workplace or construction accidents tend to rivet our attention. This is certainly the case with scaffolding accidents, especially those occurring high above the ground. For nearly two hours last Friday afternoon, viewers across the country watched what one media report called a “nail-biter of a rescue on the side of one of the…

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