Contractors

How to manage safety risks created by contractors, including pre-qualification and screening, contract negotiation and due diligence, contractor management systems, coordination of safety programs and contractor monitoring. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best resources – to access them, click here.

OSHA is cautioning US employers to ensure that workers are trained and protected for building demolition work following several recent related fatalities.

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Concrete co. fined $303,900 after a temporary worker was crushed while trying to clear a pneumatically powered discharge gate, which had not been isolated.

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This video goes over the capabilities and limitations of cranes, which can help you minimize these project damages and set backs.

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OSHA cited PA contractors for safety violations following the June 5, 2013, building collapse that killed six people and injured 14.

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A Minnesota equipment operator who was looking forward to retiring and attending his daughter’s wedding sadly never got a chance to do either. A large piece of concrete crushed the cab of his backhoe, killing 61-year-old Johnny Valek.

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Two companies in Dallas have been fined for 16 serious violations that exposed their employees to hazards which led in two deaths.

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How employers that hire contractors to work at their site can be liable for OSHA violations those contractors commit.

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How to comply with OSHA rules that apply when allowing employees of contractors and subcontractors to enter permit confined spaces at your workplace

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OSHA requires “employers” to take measures to manage workplace hazards. But what if you hire outside contractors and subcontractors to carry out operations at your site? Which “employer” bears responsibility for compliance with OSHA requirements pertaining to the work? Here’s a look at how OSHA …

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The OSHA “multi-employer site” policy allows OSHA to cite general contractors for subcontractors’ safety violations, regardless of the general contractor’s level of control over the subcontractor. But a few years ago, OSHA nearly lost that authority. Here’s a look at the Summit Contractors case and its …

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