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OSHA’s deadline for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Rate is approaching

11/20/2017 8:59 AM
OSHA’s revised record keeping rules require certain high-risk establishments with 20 or more employees at each facility or business location to electronically file their injury and illness records on line. Since the construction industry falls under the high-risk category, ABC of WI would like to remind members that OSHA’s December 1st deadline for electronic submissions of injury and illness records is approaching ...
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Final rules on cranes and derricks in construction published

11/9/2017 10:48 AM
Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension, which delays its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, from Nov. 10, 2017, to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA is also delaying its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are ...
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Wisconsin experiences four occupational deaths in October; one in construction

11/1/2017 3:44 PM
October saw a high number of occupation-related deaths in Wisconsin. Even one death is too many, but four is beyond disturbing. Employers and employees are urged to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities.  This begins by making safety part of your culture ...
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OSHA Launches Electronic Portal for Injury and Illness Records

10/5/2017 9:47 AM
On Aug. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Injury Tracking Application, which is the web-based form employers can use to submit their injury and illness data. The launch comes right after OSHA closed the comment period on delaying the electronic reporting portion of the final rule
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OSHA's Silica Standard & the Multi-employer jobsite

9/18/2017 10:02 AM
With OSHA’s New Silica Standard going into effect on September 23, 2017, many employers are in the fourth quarter scramble to get their affairs in order and compliant. However, on multi-employer jobsites, construction companies seem to have more questions than answers ...
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Future construction managers shorten learning curve with giant erector set

7/11/2017 8:54 AM
How do you educate 30 inexperienced college kids to a point where they will become good construction project managers? You provide them a real-world construction site with skid steers, cranes and excavators. This is what the Building Construction Management and Building Construction Safety Management
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Fighting fatigue is important for workers

6/29/2017 10:00 AM
Hard work involves high-risk activities. To work safely, workers must be physically and mentally alert. This means that fatigue is an enormous risk. Employers and employees have a responsibility to manage fatigue in the workplace ...
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Take the Heat Illness Quiz

6/16/2017 7:59 AM
It's that time of year when construction management teams need to remind those working in the heat to stay hydrated. The Madison OSHA Office says it is getting calls and emails from employees complaining about the warmer weather.  For the first time, OSHA Madison has developed a Heat Illness Quiz ...
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New Silica Standard and expectations for employers

5/16/2017 12:11 PM
On September 23, 2017, OSHA’s new Silica standard (1926.1153) goes into effect. For construction companies with a relatively low silica exposure, a largely misguided response has been repeated over and over – “this doesn’t affect me and my company.” In reality, ANY silica exposure must be evaluated ... Read the rest of entry »

The four financial reasons why contractors need safety

5/2/2017 8:01 AM
Owning or managing a construction company, chances are you have a lot on your mind, from hiring employees to managing projects to paying bills. One thing that probably isn’t top on your list is ...
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