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Stop-work authority

Empowering workers to halt unsafe situations
Stop-work authority permits any employee at any level to halt a job or task when a hazardous situation appears imminent. “We’ll stop work any time of the week, any hour of the day to prevent that injury,” one safety pro says.
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Staying safe in construction

As work picks up, construction firms must do their part to keep injuries down
A recent survey shows that more than 70 percent of construction firms expect to add to their workforce in 2016. As the construction market heats up in many sectors, what can employers do to help keep construction workers – particularly new or inexperienced workers – safe?
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Stop-work authority

Empowering workers to halt a dangerous situation can help prevent injuries, experts say
Every worker has the right to stop work if he or she feels unsafe. But is that enough? Some experts say employers should empower workers to halt an unsafe task or situation regardless of who is performing it.
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