Resources

  1. Ways Technology Creates a Safer Workplace Part 2

    When we think of the word “technology,” we usually think of how these innovative applications help businesses with efficiency. Perhaps we don’t think enough of how technology helps companies provide safer workplaces. (more…)

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  2. Ways Technology Creates a Safer Workplace Part 1

    Any construction professional knows that the industry presents many health and safety risks. As contractors and business owners, it’s always important to take the right steps in order to ensure your workplace is safe. (more…)

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  3. The OSHA 300A Electronic Deadline is Quickly Approaching Part 2

    Whether there is a workplace injury, death, time missed from work, or a medical treatment was required beyond first aid, all of this information needs to be logged into a summary. (more…)

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  4. The OSHA 300A Electronic Deadline is Quickly Approaching Part 1

    As of January 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a new rule that requires that employers submit their completed 2017 OSHA Form 300A electronically. (more…)

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  5. What You Need To Know About Trench Safety

    Excavation and trenching are often required on construction sites to literally lay the groundwork for a project.Whether it’s creating a water system, gas mains, or telephone lines, by creating trenches, the project can have the necessary underground infrastructure installed. Although trenches are vital to a project, they are also a significant hazard as well. (more…)

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  6. Three Ways to Reduce Injuries in the Workplace

    Thousands of American workers are injured at the workplace annually. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets strict safety guidelines to protect American workers, falls, hazard communication, and scaffolding are among the most common violations that occur resulting in preventable accidents. (more…)

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  7. Staying Aware of Struck-By Hazards on the Jobsite

    According to OSHA.gov, in 2016, almost 4700 workers died due to a work-related accident. Of those workers, approximately 21 percent were in the construction industry. (more…)

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  8. Florida Companies Experience Severe OSHA Penalties in Early 2018

    If you are a construction professional then you know there is always a chance that your worksite may be susceptible to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation. (more…)

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  9. Workplace Violence and the Construction Industry Part 4

    Millions of lives are affected every year by workplace violence. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website states, “homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.” (more…)

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  10. Workplace Violence and the Construction Industry Part 3

    Construction projects can be stressful. There are many moving parts to complete an assignment on time and many people that must work together to complete these tasks. (more…)

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  11. Workplace Violence and the Construction Industry Part 2

    As we discussed in the first section of this four-part article, eliminating the elements that can lead to workplace violence can be challenging for an employer. (more…)

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  12. Workplace Violence and the Construction Industry Part 1

    Approximately two million Americans report workplace violence annually. Unfortunately, there are many other cases that go unreported as well. If an incident of violence transpires at a construction site, employers may be held liable. (more…)

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  13. What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Tree Care Publication

    On any given day, you can look up into the sky and see one of the many tree care professionals that work across this country. (more…)

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  14. Effective Ways to Communicate Health and Safety Requirements Part 3

    Workplace accidents happen all the time, regardless of the industry. Employers are tasked with ensuring their workplace is free of known hazards and making sure that employees get home safely. (more…)

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  15. Effective Ways to Communicate Health and Safety Requirements Part 2

    Our Florida OSHA defense attorneys understand the importance of educating employees on general health and safety requirements, as well as those regarding workers’ specific industries. (more…)

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  16. Effective Ways to Communicate Health and Safety Requirements Part 1

    Every person has the right to work in an environment that is safe and free of known hazards. This is a federal requirement for employers. There are effective ways to ensure that employees are protected and informed. (more…)

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  17. The Most Cited Safety Violations on Tennessee Construction Worksites

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed specific safety standards by which workplaces must adhere. (more…)

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  18. Can an Employer be Cited If an Employee Violated the Safety Policy? Part 2

    Accidents are an unfortunate part of working in construction. There can be a lot of stress and panic surrounding the accident itself—the more severe, the higher the stakes. (more…)

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  19. Can an Employer be Cited If an Employee Violated the Safety Policy? Part 1

    Imagine these scenarios: An employee falls 15 feet off a building or a worker sustains a head injury but was not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE). (more…)

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  20. 3 Ways to Be Proactive About Fall Protection

    From year to year, the top 10 most cited violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rarely change with the exception of a slight change in order. (more…)

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  21. Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace Part 4

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans on having more inspections this year than ever before. (more…)

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  22. Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace Part 3

    If you are concerned with the safety and wellness of your workplace and desire to limit and prevent workplace injuries or excessive citation fees (more…)

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  23. Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace Part 2

    Contractors may not be aware of the concerning epidemic pertaining to substance abuse in the workplace. (more…)

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  24. Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace Part 1

    When you think of workplace health and safety, potential drug and alcohol abuse by employees may not be the first thing on a contractor’s mind. (more…)

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  25. Construction Workplace Injuries Decrease in 2016

    As we close out the calendar year of 2017, let’s take a look back at important statistics that were recently released… (more…)

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