Silver Spring, MD – The number of construction deaths has increased for the first time since 2006, according to a report of 2012 data from the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).
Oakland, CA – In response to a series of fatal incidents at construction sites in California, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (also known as Cal/OSHA) has launched an inspection initiative.
Washington – "Safety climate” is not the same as safety culture and is an important measurement for determining a construction project’s state of safety, according to a new report from NIOSH and the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).
Phoenix – OSHA’s threat to take away Arizona’s oversight of construction safety – prompted by alleged inadequacies in the state’s fall protection standard – is unnecessary in light of recently passed legislation, an attorney representing the state said in a May 1 letter to the federal agency.
Washington – Falls – many involving ladders – are a leading cause of workplace injuries, according to a NIOSH study published April 25 in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.