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Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker deaths and injuries since its inception (INFOGRAPHIC)

Critics aside, OSHA has drastically reduced worker...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law in 1970, bringing about OSHA. And though the agency gets ...

2 construction workers die after 80-foot fall from crane near San Francisco

2 construction workers die after 80-foot fall from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 02, 2014

Two men working on a bridge construction site near San Francisco died Friday morning after falling 80 feet from a ...

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special inspections across San Francisco construction sites

Following 4 deaths in 4 days, Cal/OSHA launches special...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2014

In a span of just four days, May 18-May 21, four construction workers died on San Francisco-area construction sites, prompting ...

Burning buildings, collapsing freeways: Is our lousy education system to blame for the recent uptick in construction accidents?

Burning buildings, collapsing freeways: Is our lousy...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 09, 2014

Lately there's been a rash of fires, collapses and accidents at projects "under construction," all over the country. Here are ...

OSHA offers range of fall prevention resources in upcoming National Safety Stand-Down

OSHA offers range of fall prevention resources in...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 23, 2014

While Equipment World covers a range of topics in our online and print safety articles, one area I like to ...

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of good workers, women of good jobs

Dearth of women in construction deprives industry of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 24, 2014

Recently, Barbara A. Res penned an insightful column for the Baltimore Sun examining why there are so few women in the ...

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule has 3 fatal flaws

Aim is admirable, but OSHA’s proposed silica rule...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Mar 24, 2014

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began its public hearings on a proposed update to its 40-year-old ...

Construction worker killed after fall into river at Baylor football stadium site

Construction worker killed after fall into river at...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2014

A construction worker at the jobsite of Baylor University's new football stadium was killed Tuesday after he and another worker ...

Website bug prompts OSHA to again extend public comment period on proposed silica rule

Website bug prompts OSHA to again extend public comment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 29, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has again extended the public comment period on proposed updates to standards on worker ...

6 tips to avoiding Fatal Falls on the construction jobsite

6 tips to avoiding Fatal Falls on the construction...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 07, 2014

Of OSHA’s Fatal Four accidents—falls, struck by object, electrocution and caught in/between—falls are the most deadly. Of all construction accidents, ...

OSHA extends deadline for submitted comments on proposed updates to silica exposure rule

OSHA extends deadline for submitted comments on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 29, 2013

After announcing its intent to update standards on worker exposure to crystalline silica that are more than four decades old ...

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