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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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Report Analysis: Accidents and Near-Misses Offer Lessons to Keep us Safe

Report Analysis: Accidents and Near-Misses Offer Lessons to Keep us Safe

IPAF’s Global MEWP Safety Report presents key findings from the detailed analysis of accident statistics.

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COVID in the Workplace - Reminder & Updates

COVID in the Workplace - Reminder & Updates

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we wanted to remind you of some important compliance regulations that made headlines a few months ago but may have fallen off your radar as well as some recent updates to previous guidance.

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CISC COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan (Version 3)

CISC COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan (Version 3)

Revised plan from the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) outlines steps every construction employer and employee can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

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‘A first step in closure’ | Crews recover the body of Quinnyon Wimberly from Hard Rock collapse site

‘A first step in closure’ | Crews recover the body of Quinnyon Wimberly from Hard Rock collapse site

While there is no public timeline for when Ponce Areola will be recovered, officials have said they hope to bring down the half-ruined structure by October

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Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Proposed New Implosion Permit Rules

Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Proposed New Implosion Permit Rules

Three months after the implosion of a smokestack blanketed parts of Little Village in dust, a City Council panel has backed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to overhaul the approval process 

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Demolition LIVE – Combating the urban explorers

Demolition LIVE – Combating the urban explorers

Urban exploration is a growing craze among young people attempting to achieve Internet fame and notoriety by breaking into demolition and construction

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OSHA Finalizes Standard on Beryllium

OSHA Finalizes Standard on Beryllium

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has quietly moved forward with issuing a final rule on occupational exposures to beryllium and beryllium compounds.

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OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

OSHA has been fairly aggressive about updating the construction industry about how employers should respond to actual and suspected cases of COVID-19 and how it will enforce suspected violations of health and other safety standards during the pandemic. 

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