Fed-OSHA fines Florida roofing company $113K

Fed-OSHA has cited a Panama City, Florida framing contractor for the third time in three years after citing fall hazards at a one-story home worksite. Fines total more than $113,800, with one citation classified as willful. The company reportedly also was cited for willful violations in 2015 and 2016. Miami Herald

Dallas recycling company fined following crush accident

Fed-OSHA has fined a Dallas-based metal recycling company more than $311,000 following the hospitalization of one its employees who was crushed by a stack of pipes. The citations include allegedly exposing employees to crushing hazards, failing to implement lead exposure measures or train workers in lockout/tagout procedures, and not following confined space entry permit procedures. […]

New York City likely to miss first construction-safety deadline

New York City officials reportedly are considering a six-month delay to its first major construction safety deadline. The local law, which was passed last year, requires all construction workers in the city to have completed 30 hours of safety training by December 1. Construction groups have conceded they would not meet the deadline. Crain’s New […]

Arizona: ADOT Construction Academy helps more women enter construction trades

The Arizona Department of Transportation-sponsored Construction Academy is assisting women in entering construction trades. In addition to safety gear, participants receive job-readiness training and continued mentoring to help them achieve journeyman status, according to a news release. Queen Creek Independent

Fed-OSHA provides interim compliance guidance for crane ops

Fed-OSHA has issued guidance on how to comply with crane operator certification requirements until the new final rule becomes effective. The agency’s existing certification requirements will take effect on November 10. For Construction Pros