OSHA’s Publishes Second Controversial Recordkeeping Regulation in 2016

On Dec. 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule to revise existing language in the recordkeeping regulation to emphasize an employer’s responsibility to make and maintain accurate OSHA 300 Logs and all related incident reports.  The new rule drastically expands on the existing regulatory language and in some cases added new provisions.  While the newly …

New OSHA Rule Updates Walking-Working Surfaces Standards

New final rule updates walking-working surfaces standards and establishes personal fall protection requirements OSHA issued a final rule Nov. 17 updating its 44-year old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard to protect workers from slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also increases consistency in safety and health standards for people working in both general and construction industries. OSHA estimates the final rule …

New guide will help small businesses comply with OSHA’s silica rule for construction

OSHA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for Construction that is intended to help small business employers comply with the agency’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The guide describes in easy-to-understand language the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees in construction from the hazards associated with silica exposure. All covered must: …

Local Contractor Seeking Safety Director

H. O. Weaver & Sons, Inc. is seeking an experienced construction safety director to coordinate the safety effort of its asphalt manufacturing, paving and construction operations. The applicant must have road and site construction experience including Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, flagger safety, working with road crews and experience in equipment safety, excavation safety, asphalt plant operations and be …

OSHA Record Keeping Rule Update

As you may have read in earlier AGC correspondence, OSHA announced its new Recordkeeping Rule in May of this year.  This rule as written has led much to confusion and many questions.  The rule if enacted could impact post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs for employers.  Due to pending litigation, enforcement of the rule has been delayed until December 1, …

New Construction Employee Safety Orientation Guidelines Developed by OSHA Alliance Program

Abstract: Developed by OSHA Alliance Program’s Construction Roundtable, this document is intended to be used by construction employers as minimum guidelines to conduct a site safety and health orientation for all new employees, including temporary workers and subcontractor employees. Publisher: OSHA Alliance Program Publication Date: 2016 Full Text URL: Link to URL Publication Types: Forms, Checklists, and etc.; Manuals, Policies, Guidelines, and Handbooks, …

Alex Napier Retires from Thompson Engineering

Congratulations are extended to Alex Napier who retired September 2nd from Thompson Engineering after 18 years of service as their Health & Safety Director. During the past 12 years Napier has been an active member of Mobile Section AGC’s Safety Committee where he provided guidance and leadership. In 2006 he was awarded the designation of Mobile Section’s “Safety Leader of …

July-August 2016 Safety eNewsletter

Click below to view Mobile Section’s July August 2016 Safety eNewsletter: 2016 July-August Mobile Section, Alabama AGC Safety eNewsletter