Trenching and excavation projects can present a serious hazard to all workers on a jobsite. OSHA defines an excavation as “any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal.” Trenching cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are more likely than other [...]Read more Trenching and Excavation Safety Reminders: Slope It, Shore It, Shield It
Biden Administration Focuses on Workplace Safety As the Biden administration continues to review and roll out executive orders and policies, safety and compliance of workers remains a high priority. And, it is expected that the administration will keep safety and OSHA compliance a top priority [...]Read more Expect Increased OSHA Inspections Under Biden Administration
In September, the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections issued a Code Bulletin regarding new requirements for keeping a fire watch on construction and demolition sites. Fires on construction sites pose a potentially huge risk to lives, businesses, and the surrounding community. [...]Read more New Fire Watch Requirements in Philadelphia
The short answer is . . . YES. However, OSHA recently issued additional guidance for Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) that addresses the obvious flaw that many saw from the start when we first heard that COVID-19 is a recordable illness – how can you prove someone contracted [...]Read more Is COVID-19 an OSHA Recordable Illness?
CCI administers the following OSHA Required Annual Refresher Trainings. Employers who fall under any of these categories must provide to their employees these corresponding trainings on an annual basis. The winter months are the best time for your employees to take refresher training classes! [...]Read more OSHA Required Annual Refresher Training
OSHA is set to begin enforcement of the new Silica Construction standard on September 23, 2017. At this point, you should have a good handle on how silica-related tasks will be handled on your jobsites. Masonry and demolition contractors are not the only companies who will be subject to this [...]Read more Is Your Construction Company Ready for the Silica Standard?
After a slightly rocky start, OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is up and running, and businesses are now able to submit their injury and illness information electronically. Remind Me What This Is About A new regulation became effective January 1, 2017 that requires certain [...]Read more OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application
OSHA intends to propose an extension of the November 10, 2017 compliance date for crane operator certification. A new date has not yet been provided by OSHA. CCI will keep you updated as new information becomes available. Be sure to sign up for our emails on the right to be the first to know. [...]Read more OSHA Extends Crane Operator Certification Deadline
The compliance date for the new Construction Silica Standard has been postponed to September 23, 2017. It was originally slated to begin this month on June 23rd. OSHA is pushing the date back to work on providing additional guidance to employers. For more information on the new standard and [...]Read more Date Changes to OSHA’s Silica Standard for Construction
Updated 06/29/17 – OSHA has proposed to push back the compliance date of the Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting Requirement until December 1, 2017. The agency decided to push back the date in order to provide more time for review of the policy and its lawfulness. OSHA is seeking [...]Read more Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting Requirement