September 04, 2019 | by: NDA
From Demolition & Recycling International. The US National Demolition Association (NDA) has introduced the Mike Casbon Safety Award and will present it for the first time at its annual convention in Austin, Texas, next year.
August 26, 2019 | by: NDA
On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks with Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and his staff about the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse and what employers need to know. Later, Kevin will speak with Jim Graham of Winter Environmental about the upcoming World Demolition Summit and update you on the latest legislative and regulatory developments.
August 21, 2019 | by: NDA
From daytondailynews.com. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more male construction workers take their lives than any other industry.
From the National Law Review. Last May Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcing various provisions of the agency’s requirements of the beryllium standard. Since then, for the construction and shipyard industries, only the permissible exposure limits and short term exposure limit are being enforced until OSHA undertakes additional rulemaking for those industries. It appears OSHA is taking steps toward rulemaking and has announced that it will address a proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in the construction industry at an upcoming Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (“ACCSH”) meeting.
August 15, 2019 | by: NDA
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1. The agency is also requesting information about other construction equipment and tasks that generate silica that it should consider adding to Table 1, along with information about their associated engineering and work practice control methods. NDA will be submitting comments.
August 12, 2019 | by: NDA
From Demolition & Recylcing International. The National Demolition Association (NDA) of the USA is hosting a Foundations of Demolition Risk Management course open to all attendees at this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS) in Boston.
July 30, 2019 | by: NDA
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.
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 2,700 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!
July 25, 2019 | by: NDA
NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Andy Levinson, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Standards and Guidance at OSHA on the Safe + Sound Campaign, which NDA is part of. Later, Kevin speaks with Robin Thorne, CEO of CTI Environmental and the Founder of Demochicks.com.
July 24, 2019 | by: NDA
From constructiondive.com. Out of the more than 4,500 workers who were killed at work in 2016, one in five of them died on a construction site. It’s a grim reminder that faulty safety processes can be deadly. Also at stake: your company’s reputation, costly schedule delays, higher insurance rates and expensive litigation.
July 22, 2019 | by: NDA
As temperatures rise in New England, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers to protect their employees from the dangers of working in hot weather.
OSHA's message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. Employers should encourage workers to drink water every 15 minutes, and take frequent rest breaks in shaded areas. Employers should:
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