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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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Are You Inspecting Your Forklifts Often Enough?

Are You Inspecting Your Forklifts Often Enough?

Forklift maintenance – and how often your company conducts regular inspections – is one area where non-compliance occurs.

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Department of Labor COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Department of Labor COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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OSHA Revises Beryllium Standard for Clarification

OSHA Revises Beryllium Standard for Clarification

The agency revised the standard for clarification to allow for easier compliance.

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Hard hat device facilitates social distancing, contact tracing

Hard hat device facilitates social distancing, contact tracing

This spring, managers at a 2,200-person European construction site discovered that a worker had contracted COVID-19. It was critical to find out where he had been during his time on the 70-story tower project.

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Demo trade body launches new safety guidance video for scaffolding

Demo trade body launches new safety guidance video for scaffolding

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has produced a scaffolding safety guidance video for demolition contractors.

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Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 10-16, 2020

Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 10-16, 2020

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

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