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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Silica Rule Enforcement Delay

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Safety on Apr 7, 2017.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Thursday, April 7 that it will delay enforcement of its silica rule for the construction industry for 90 days, from the initial date of June 23 to the new deadline of Sept. 23. The reason for the delay, according to OSHA, is to secure additional guidance for the rule “due to the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard.” http://www.constructiondive.com/news/osha-delays-enforcement-of-silica-rule-for-90-days/439957/

OSHA new regulations for electronic reporting and tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses are now in effect.

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Safety on Feb 1, 2017.

OSHA new regulations for electronic reporting and tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses are now in effect.  These regulations apply  to employers with 20-249 employees in high risk industries and employers with over 250 employees in all industries.  Click on the below link for details of OHSA’s new regulations: http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/02/what-you-need-to-know-about-osha-s-new.html

Did You Know OSHA Requires You To Post Job Related Injuries and Illnesses?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Safety on Feb 9, 2016.

OSHA’s record keeping requirements include multiple rules requiring that employers post safety related information for employees to see. Companies who have been through an OSHA citation process are aware that citations often are accompanied by a demand that the alleged violation be posted by the employer in one or more conspicuous places. There is another requirement often overlooked by construction companies.

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Research Shows Construction Workers Have Trouble Identifying Safety Hazards

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Safety on Oct 15, 2013.

Safety is job one for most construction companies, as employees that go home each night come back the next day for work. Great emphasis is often placed on safety protocols and how to address work site hazards. A new study done by the Construction Industry Institute raises an important question though: are workers as prepared as they should be to identify job site risks?

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