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Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

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Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Prescott Plant Celebrates Two Safety Milestones

Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced its Prescott, Ark., manufacturing facility received a Million Work Hour Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL). The award is presented to plants that complete one million work hours without a lost day … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

Construction sites in the San Francisco Bay area have gotten Cal/OSHA’s attention, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. According to a press release, investigators will be deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to … Continue reading

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Industry, Unions Grapple with OSHA Silica Rulemaking

Courtney Little spoke to BEC Conference attendees in March about OSHA’s proposed silica rule.

Stakeholders in the glass industry continue to assess the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica, the public comment period for which recently ended. The argument behind the proposed rulemaking … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was … Continue reading

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California Glass Company Worker Killed in Plant Incident

A worker at Thermal Sun Glass Products in Santa Rosa, Calif., was killed Friday in an accident at the company’s plant, according to reports from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s office. According to the report, the employee, a 21-year-old old male, … Continue reading

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Iron Workers International to Offer Webinar on OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Ironworkers International will offer a webinar on Tuesday, April 2, titled “Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and Welding Fume Exposures.” The webinar will feature speakers Steve Rank, executive director of safety and health for Iron Workers International, and Jim … Continue reading

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