Silver Spring, MD — CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training has unveiled an opioid awareness training program in response to its recently issued report showing that unintentional overdose deaths among construction workers have increased dramatically over the past decade.
Atlanta — Comprehensive suicide prevention strategies that target certain industry and occupational groups are needed – particularly in the extraction and construction industries, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.
Washington — Effective Feb. 4, OSHA has revived its National Emphasis Program on respirable crystalline silica for general industry, maritime and construction to “identify and reduce or eliminate” silica-related hazards.
Silver Spring, MD — A projected five-year study on the use of exoskeletons to curb ergonomics issues in construction is in need of participants for the first of its four phases, researchers said during a Jan. 29 webinar facilitated by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.
Silver Spring, MD — Stressing the importance of safety when working with solvents, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training has published a hazard alert and an infographic addressing the topic.
Washington — OSHA has issued a temporary enforcement policy for the construction industry after being informed by the Sanford, FL-based Crane Institute Certification that the organization no longer is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, as required under section 1926.1427(d) of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.