Login To Your Account



 

Topic: Construction - Regulatory Issues

 
 
Resources File Type

OSHA Standards Why Do They Take So Long?, Jim Maddux

OSHA staff members are often asked, “Why do standards take so long?” In fact, as the saying goes, if I had a few dollars for each time I have been asked this question, I would be rich. OSHA is a complex agency involved in various types of work. OSHA staff inspect workplaces; set enforcement policy; issue guidance; maintain current web pages; develop and deliver training; administer voluntary programs such as partnerships, alliances and the Voluntary Protection Programs; conduct oversight of state OSHA programs, consultation agencies and education centers; and manage and administer in the federal government bureaucracy. The main reason that OSHA standards take so long is because the regulatory process is designed to be slow and deliberate.

HTML

703 NIOSH Guardrail System--From Research to Field Evaluation to Production, Thomas G. Bobick, Brandon C. Takacs, E. A. McKenzie, Jr., Mark D. Fullen and Douglas M. Cantis

Workers falling from elevations is the primary cause of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. The focus of this paper is on using guardrails to prevent workers from falling from elevated workplaces in residential construction.

URL

702 Construction Crane Safety Management, Bill Davis

Crane accidents have occurred with some frequency since the invention of lifting machinery. Recent accidents that have involved the loss of lives have focused industry attention on cranes. Contrary to popular belief, there is no central repository of crane loss data. US crane accidents that cause a loss of life to workers, or injuries to multiple workers must be reported to OSHA. Other than that, and a few local ordinances, most accidents are not reported. Many crane operators carry large insurance deductibles. Smaller losses may not be reported to insurance carriers. There has been some discussion about national loss reporting requirements, but workable solutions are not imminent.

PDF

659 Background, Updates, Impacts, Nuances and Making EM 385-1-1 Work for You and Safe Production, Pete B. Rice, Dave Parker and Paul J. Colangelo

Over 30 years before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published their first set of safety standards, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) developed their Requirements Engineering Manual, EM 385-1-1. The most recent version of the EM 385-1-1contains a multitude of references to OSHA’s federal regulations as well as many parallel requirements, but there are several nuances that contractors need to examine and prepare for before work begins on a federal construction project. This paper tation will briefly identify what and who is the USACE, updates to EM 385-1, impacts on your safety planning, around the nuisances of the Corp standards and making EM 385-1-1 work for your organization.

PDF

627 Challenges of Implementing a U.S. Safety and Health Program in the International Construction Market, John H. Johnson and Shawn R. King

Sustaining high levels of safety and health performance on construction sites in the United States is challenging. These challenges become more complicated when attempting to execute construction work in unfamiliar countries while trying to utilize U.S. centric programs. Cultural differences, regulatory inconsistencies, and language barriers are three common issues that need to be addressed when undertaking such a task. One may ask if trying to develop a program based on a typical U.S. model should even be considered. Arguments can be made in either direction, but based on recent experiences in various locations throughout the world, modified U.S. models can work.

PDF

628 Contractor and Subcontractor Safety Responsibilities on Multi-Employer Worksites, Frank Burg

This author is engaged in the development of safety and health programs and standards for multi- employer worksites. He has participated in the development of standards, conducted training, seminars and worked directly with clients to gain the cooperation of parties to assure full participation and coordination of controlling employers, subcontractors and independent contractors. The author has also been involved in accident investigations and litigation where the multi-employer concepts have been a key component.

PDF

A1 Construction Site Modeling for Construction Safety Education, Nick Nichols

This modeling project involves not only the construction of a three dimensional model, but would also entail the analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Safety Standards and accident case study research applicable to the work undertaken. This model approach to teaching about “construction safety concepts” has been effectively utilized in the Construction Safety course (SFTY 3553) offered in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) .

URL

611 OSHA's General Duty Clause: A Guide to Enforcement and Legal Defenses, Adele L. Abrams

The General Duty Clause (GDC), Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, was intended to serve as a “gap filler” to address recognized hazards that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not yet regulated. To establish a violation of the GDC, the Secretary of Labor must prove: (1) that the employer failed to render its workplace free of a hazard which was (2) “recognized” and (3) causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm and (4) that feasible means exist to free the workplace of the hazard.

URL

522 OSHA's New Confined Spaces in Construction: 1926.1200 Compared with ANSI Z117.1 Revised 2015, Terry W. Krug

This paper will present an overview of the new OSHA 1926.1200 confined spaces standard and also compare it with the existing general industry permit-required confined space standard 1910.146 and the applicable sections of the revised ANSI Z117.1 standard.

URL

523 How Does Your Fall Protection Program Rank?, Nolan Miller

Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of disabling injuries in the United States, and these incidents are incredibly costly—in more ways than one. The Liberty Mutual Insurance Workplace Safety Index reports that falls cost organizations more than $5 billion a year and that cost is increasing. And, in 2013, a jury awarded an Illinois construction worker $64 million in a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a workplace fall injury. The worker was left mo stly paralyzed from the chest down after a 15-foot fall from a steel beam onto a concrete foundation below. Even if your organization hasn’t experienced a fall recently, having no fall incidents doesn't necessarily mean you have an effective fall protecti on program.

URL
 

What is the BOK?

The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.

No news articles found.

 

It's OK to get Social with the BOK folks:

twitter facebook linkedn
 

Now is the time.

Contribute your knowledge and be a part of something big.

© 2017 Safety, Health and Environmental Body of Knowledge. All Rights Reserved.