Items Tagged with 'Construction workers'



Creating a ‘sound’ hearing conservation program

The challenges of limiting noise exposure in the construction industry
OSHA requires employers to have a hearing conservation program for construction workers whose noise exposure exceeds 90 dBA – but does not provide specifics. Taking into account challenges such as a transient workforce and outdoor environments, what are the most important elements of a hearing conservation program for construction workers?
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Temporary structure, permanent safety

Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work
Scaffolding continues to occupy a spot on OSHA’s yearly Top 10 list of most-cited violations. Experts say the structures must be treated with respect and caution from the time they’re being constructed to when they’re put to use.
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More NYC construction workers need training: report

Washington – The majority of New York City construction workers killed on the job in 2011 and 2012 did not participate in state-approved training and apprenticeship programs, according to a Public Citizen report released Nov. 14.
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