Safety & Health

October 25, 2010

AGC Safety & Health Conference - January 12-14, 2011, New Orleans, LA

October 21, 2010

Statement of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on reported decline in workplace injuries and illnesses

October 21, 2010
The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry. The program builds on Focus Four training and prepares candidates to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel.
September 15, 2010
The Advanced Safety Management Training Course (ASMTC) is a unique three-day course, which will provide a high level training experience for safety professionals and company managers who have a solid background in construction safety and health.  This course will enhance a participant's ability to manage all aspects of safety and health for their employees on field safety, insurance issues and legal and liability issues.  The training will be available October 18-20, 2010 in Madison, WI.  For details please go to the following link:
September 15, 2010
________________________________________ DOT has published a final rule effective October 1, 2010. Below is a summary of the rule, DATIA will provide the fully revised 49 CFR Part 40 in the September Red Book Update to all Red Book update subscribers. If you have not signed up for the update service, please do so here. 1) The Department is required by the Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (Omnibus Act) to follow the HHS requirements for the testing procedures/protocols and drugs for which we test. 2) Primary laboratory requirements in this final rule include:
September 8, 2010
WASHINGTON - OSHA published today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise regulations covering the agency's On-site Consultation Program.The changes will provide the agency greater flexibility for inspecting worksites that are undergoing an on-site consultation visit and those that are granted Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) status, as well as ensure enhanced worker safety.
September 2, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld OSHA's multi-employer citation policy in a reversal of a decision the Commission made during the previous administration. Under the policy, OSHA inspectors may cite employers on multi-employer worksites for violations that do not expose their own workers to occupational hazards.
September 1, 2010
On August 31, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration published interim final rules that will help protect workers who voice safety, health, and security concerns.
July 29, 2010

In 1998, OSHA's expert Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) established a workgroup to develop recommended changes to the current standard for cranes and derricks. In December 1999, ACCSH recommended that the Agency use negotiated rulemaking to develop the rule. The Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (C-DAC) was convened in July 2003 and reached consensus on its draft document in July 2004. In 2006, ACCSH recommended that OSHA use the C-DAC consensus document as a basis for OSHA's proposed rule, which was published in 2008.

July 28, 2010

Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule Regulating Cranes and Derricks in Construction


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued on July 28, 2010, a new rule addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction.  Approximately 267,000 construction, crane rental and crane certification establishments employing about 4.8 million workers will be affected by the final rule.



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