The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission tends to disfavor duplicative citations, which has been fortunate for employers seeking to establish a duplicative citation defense. The Secretary of Labor, however, is attempting to restrict the availability of the defense.
There's probably a better way to take down a building than by suspending a mini-excavator in the air. Here is a clip of how one company decided to remove concrete on the exterior of what appears to be a rather tall building.
Government data shows that recordable injuries and illnesses in the private sector continued their drop in 2017, with 45,800 fewer cases among adult full-time equivalent (FTE) employees than there were in 2016.
At the Framer Summit in October, both Kent Pagel of Pagel, Davis, and Hill, P.C. and Lock Curtis of IronRisk Strategies, LLC offered helpful information about a framer’s insurance coverage as it relates to GC contract requirements.
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the SCS seismic bypass framing connector, the first hybrid seismic clip engineered for either slide-clip or fixed-clip applications in high-seismic areas.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Northeast Framing Inc. – based in Lunenberg, Massachusetts – for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East Boston, Massachusetts, worksite in May 2018.
One of the presentations that sparked the most conversation and interest during the first annual Framer Summit (held October 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was NFC legal counsel Kent Pagel’s discussion of the major areas of risk framing subcontractors face.
NFC is really ALL FOR jobsite safety and we take this humorous opportunity to remind our readers of all of the safety resources available for framers to keep their employees returning home safely for holidays – and every day!