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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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Your Cell Phone Is Helping Build Better Roads

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Technology on Nov 1, 2013.

Certain locales, including Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey, are using a new technology created by a Madison, Wisconsin company to measure travel times on roads. The technology picks up blue tooth signals from cell phones to measure the travel time between defined points on highways.

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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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NEW FINAL RULE ON SIGNAGE ISSUED BY OSHA

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in OSHA Safety Issues on Jul 17, 2013.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to update construction signage standards recently.The new regulation adds references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, on accident prevention with signs and tags. 

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Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference Announced

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in OSHA Safety Issues on Jul 15, 2013.

The dates for Pennsylvania’s annual conference on safety in the construction industry have been announced. The Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, now in its 67th year, will take place at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on October 28th and October 29th. The agenda for the conference is wide ranging and covers safety topics from aerial lifts to power tools to industrial hygiene.

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Construction Site Falls Remain An Issue

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Industry News on Sep 9, 2012.

The Construction Research and Policy Center recently reported that falls on construction sites remain an issue. They are still the single leading cause of construction site fatalities, causing 1/3 of all deaths. The annual fall fatality rate is 3 per 100,000 among construction workers, a number six times that of deaths caused by texting while driving accidents.

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