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Fatality Narrative: Brush Cutter Operator Struck by Section of Pipe

A track hoe operator was fatally injured when he was struck in the head by a piece of debris (a section of pipe) kicked up by the brush cutter he was...

For Contractors, Safety Means Planning

Describes the recent trend toward pre-job planning, the impact on safety, guidelines for planning and how to handle sub-contractors....

CSAO Drywall Sanding: Dust exposure and ergonomics

Reporting results of a study comparing the use of an electric shrouded ventilated rotary sander (SVRS) to that of a pole sander, measuring ergonomic d...

Kentucky, Utah: It Is "Feasible" to Provide Fall Protection in Residential Construction

Kentucky and Utah have issued regulations requiring fall protection in residential construction....

CPWR, NIOSH Begin New 5-Year Program

CPWR is beginning a new 5-year program on construction safety and health with 20 projects on topics such as COPD, silica, electrical hazards and falls...

2005 OSHA Resource Center Loan Program

OSHA announcement about a loan program for Spanish safety training videos. Includes information on how to apply as well as a list of available videos...

Working Unsafe

Quote from a carpenter: “Once you get used to working in an environment that is unsafe, and you get used to working unsafe, then being unsafe is not...

OSHA: Hazards of Unintended release of Buckets from Quick Couplers on Hydraulic Excavators

Describes a number of fatal accidents caused by the unexpected release of an excavator bucket from a quick coupling device on a hydraulic excavator an...

NIOSH: Preventing Injuries When Working with Ride-On Roller/Compactors

Provides statistics on fatalities and injuries on rollers and compactors, discusses two case studies and recommends that there be wider use of rollove...

Construction-Zone Safeguards Adopted for Dump Trucks

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has begun requiring new safeguards to better protect construction workers from dump trucks tha...