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Hilco, contractors pay $370K to settle state suit for Little Village demolition dust cloud

Hilco, contractors pay $370K to settle state suit for Little Village demolition dust cloud

The developer on the Crawford power plant site and two contractors will pay the money to a local health network. An activist calls the amount “chump change.”

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Is Your Crew Prepared for an Emergency?

Is Your Crew Prepared for an Emergency?

2020 is teaching us an important lesson: we need to be prepared for pretty much anything to happen at any time. From pandemics to natural disasters to accidents and injuries on the jobsite, there’s a lot we need to prepare for.

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UPDATE: CISC COVID-19 Response Plan (Version 4)

UPDATE: CISC COVID-19 Response Plan (Version 4)

The CDC has updated its definition of “close contact” for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  As a result the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has updated their COVID-19 Responses Plan (Version 4).

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Report: Nearly half of America's deadliest jobs are in construction

Report: Nearly half of America's deadliest jobs are in construction

Twelve of the 25 most dangerous jobs as measured by the rate of people who die at work are in the construction industry

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OSHA-ASSP Silica Compliance Directive and Emphasis

OSHA-ASSP Silica Compliance Directive and Emphasis

OSHA and American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP) are offering a free webinar on Silica Compliance.

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How Prepared is Your Business if a Natural Disaster Knocks at Your Door?

How Prepared is Your Business if a Natural Disaster Knocks at Your Door?

September is National Preparedness Month. The campaign, which asks, “How prepared is your family?” was created to promote personal and community disaster planning during the month and throughout the year.

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Partial collapse of Seattle’s Pier 58 leaves two construction workers injured

Partial collapse of Seattle’s Pier 58 leaves two construction workers injured

The workers were part of a crew involved in the removal of Pier 58, the structure supporting several attractions including the Seattle Aquarium.

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We Need to Talk About Suicide in the Construction Industry

We Need to Talk About Suicide in the Construction Industry

An often-overlooked part of workplace safety is mental health; and as the leading occupation for death by suicide, it is time to take psychological safety in the construction industry seriously.

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Suicide prevention in construction more important than ever

Suicide prevention in construction more important than ever

The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to exacerbate anxiety, depression and other mental health issues among construction workers, according to an industry expert.

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National Demolition Association Partners With OSHA to Uphold Best Practices on Demolition Jobsites

National Demolition Association Partners With OSHA to Uphold Best Practices on Demolition Jobsites

The National Demolition Association (NDA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have worked together to ensure best demolition practices are being followed at jobsites across the U.S. 

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