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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Withdrawal Will Ease Sector’s Labor Challenges and the Struggle to Reach Pre-Pandemic Job Levels

Construction employment in December remained below levels reached just before the start of the pandemic in more than half the states as firms struggled to find enough workers to hire, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the … Continue reading

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Silica may have Left Worker At-Risk, Insurer Doesn’t Have to Pay

On October 29, a Pennsylvanian U.S. District Court judge terminated a case where a construction worker filed against Diamond Contract Flooring for lung injuries he suffered after being exposed to toxic materials, according to court documents. The plaintiff, Philip Mauro, … Continue reading

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OSHA to Develop Heat Standard for Employees

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards and launched a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard. The Agency is also forming an advisory committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Injury and … Continue reading

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Report Reveals Common Jobsite Incidents are Top Causes of Disabling Injuries

While there is a risk for injury on any job, it is always of concern for those in construction and labor-intensive positions, such as contract glazing. According to one insurance company, businesses across the country spend an average of $1 … Continue reading

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OSHA Official Says Voluntary Protection Program is About More Than Just Safety

You might not associate the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with general operational improvements, but that’s the angle one of the Administration’s representatives pitched as a key benefit of the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) last … Continue reading

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