Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:35 PM By Donna Puglisi
National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA) applications are due Oct. 25 and can be downloaded on ABC’s website. All 2013 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Diamond and Platinum recipients are eligible to apply; there is no fee to participate. New for 2013, STEP Gold recipients may also apply for the NSEA by submitting the NSEA Gold application and $450 application fee. ABC members who do not have STEP status can learn more about STEP on ABC’s website.
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:13 PM By Kinsey Cooper
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics/Department of Labor Aug. 22 report, construction fatalities increased 5 percent in 2012, marking the first increase in six years. According to the report, there were 775 workplace deaths in the private construction industry in 2012 and 738 in 2011. That translates into a 2012 fatality rate of 9.5 per 100,000 workers, up from 9.1 in 2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 3:55 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced June 17 that it has released a new ladder safety smartphone app, which uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle of the ladder and offers useful tips for using extension ladders safely. The app is available for free download on iPhone and Android devices.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:06 PM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have re-launched their construction falls prevention campaign to raise awareness of fall hazards and provide information that employers and workers can use to prevent injury and death
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:06 AM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA has released a new bilingual English-Spanish booklet as part of their national campaign to prevent fatal falls titled, “Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely.”
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:14 PM By Kinsey Cooper
OSHA is holding a free webinar on how to prevent falls on the jobsite April 10 at 11 a.m. (ET) as part of their Safety Pay, Falls Cost campaign.
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:48 AM By Donna Puglisi
CNA will hold a free webinar Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for ABC members only on incident investigation in the workplace. Gary Murral, CNA’s EPL risk control director, will help members identify underlying causes that may lead to an unexpected event and will define the steps used to complete effective investigations.
Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:57 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The 2013 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed out to all ABC chapters and contractor members.
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:57 PM By Kinsey Cooper
As part of their Risk Control Loss Leader Awareness Program, ABC’s strategic safety partner CNA is offering ABC members resources on how to stay safe while driving in the winter.
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:24 PM By Kinsey Cooper
ABC will be hosting a STEP Plus Safety Excellence Academy “Train-the-Trainer” Course, Jan. 9-11 in the National office in Arlington, Va. Owners of ABC member companies, safety professionals and chapter safety staff are encouraged to apply to become one of a select number of Authorized STEP Plus Safety Academy trainers that conduct the Safety Academy nationwide.