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Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The increases were announced Thursday by the Department of Labor, which issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies, including OSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.
Discuss these alarming U.S. stroke statistics in your next CPR or First Aid class:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. People working in confined spaces (such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks) face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation.
Last year, two workers were asphyxiated while repairing leaks in a manhole, the second when he went down to save the first – which is not uncommon in cases of asphyxiation in confined spaces.
Many Roles, One Goal - Building Safety Together!
That's the message ABC, along with more than 40 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum will be presenting for the 2nd annual Safety Week May 3-9, 2015. Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. One incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry.