The owner of a Vail, Colorado construction company facing felony manslaughter charges has surrendered to local law enforcement after the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in Breckenridge, Colorado, issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 24, 2023.
New Jersey firm faces $584K in penalties for safety hazards on Toll Brothers project
January 18, 2023
Less than four months after citing a Trenton, New Jersey roofing contractor for exposing unprotected workers to deadly fall hazards, OSHA is once again holding the employer responsible for putting its workers’ safety at risk.
Securing employees' physical safety is a top priority for employers in the construction industry. But what about psychological safety? Keeping your employees’ minds in a safe, healthy space is essential, but, unfortunately, mental health care in the construction industry is falling short.
The construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Estimates reveal that construction and demolition activities account for approximately 40% of the solid waste generated yearly. This statistic amounts to nearly 100 million tons of waste in the United States alone.
Construction work remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States in 2022. The private sector is hard at work addressing these various dangers in new and exciting ways, most of which incorporate smart technology, with advanced engineering and tried and true solutions from the past.
A federal investigation determined that, if required safety guards or fall protection had been installed, the 39-year-old employee’s ninth day on the job in Mapleton, Illinois might not have been their last.