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This article will take readers on a 2 year journey in the development and implementation of the Building & Construction Sector, EHS System and EHS Regulatory function for the newly formed Building & Construction Sector for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Readers will be provided with lessons learned from the EHS Managing Consultant for one of the world's largest EHS construction consultancy projects worth over AED 84M.
This article will provide a comprehensive historical examination of exposure, health effects, and PPE related to silica over the last century. It will also cover other sources of occupational exposure (e.g., mining, abrasive blasting operations, hydraulic fracturing), recent control technologies and provide an update on OSHA's silica rulemaking process.
Attention to safety management contract issues during the procurement phase has the potential for preventing contract disputes during construction. This article addresses the areas and opportunities for safety professionals' involvement in contract management. Common contract issues and best practices to prevent them are discussed.
The new crane rule is in effect. A few areas have attracted the most attention from OSHA. This article presents a list of the top ten OSHA citations under the new rule. For each category, the specific requirements and methods to comply with the rules will be provided.
While it's best to work through a coordinated, proactive fall protection program, it is also important to react appropriately when an unanticipated issue surfaces. This presentation will provide a summary of options to consider when planning methods to address unexpected fall protection needs.
This article will explore the key differences between the OSHA CFR 1926 Standards and the ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction and Demolition Standards and how both sets of these standards can be used to move construction safety and health forward.
The lung disease, which has killed thousands of workers, is caused by exposure to airborne dust particles of crystalline silica – a mineral commonly used in a variety of industry applications, including concrete construction, metal castings and ceramics manufacturing. Respirable silica exposure also can lead to diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis.
When Fred Rose, safety training manager at Appleton, WI-based Boldt Co., conducts nail gun training, he shows an animated video that depicts a nail gun injury. In the video, a worker fires a nail into a piece of wood, but the nail hits a knot, causing it to ricochet and go through the hand of the person holding the wood. Rose said the video often prompts some workers to lean over to the person next to them and share their own story of shooting a nail into a hand or foot.
El 14% de todas las muertes laborales se deben a caídas, el 34% de las cuales se producen en construcciones y el 20% guardan relación con el uso de escaleras, de acuerdo con Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, 2012). Las caídas de escaleras en la industria de la construcción tienen un costo que va más allá de las pérdidas humanas. Las cifras más recientes compiladas por OSHA (2012) indican que el costo medio en indemnizaciones laborales por la caída de una escalera o andamio de un trabajador que labore en techos alcanza aproximadamente a los $68.000, y para los carpinteros, asciende a unos $62.000.
Construction work, by nature, is physically demanding. Individuals employed in this business perform much manual activity, and the job is mostly hands-on. Many construction workers must control machines, move heavy objects, repair equipment, monitor activities, etc. This job requires an individual who has great manual dexterity as well as the ability to think quickly and intelligently. Some of the most common injuries in construction are the result of job demands that push the human body beyond its natural limits.
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