Housing & Construction

Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must post their 300A summary sheet from Feb. 1 to April 30.

OSHA area offices must apply a four-part test before issuing General Duty Clause citations for respiratory hazards that do not have a permissible exposure limit, the agency states in a memorandum sent to regional administrators.

According to the recent edition of OSHA QuickTakes, OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Franklin County Construction LLC, based in New Haven, Missouri, after an employee suffered a fatal fall when a roof truss collapsed.

Ward Trainor of CBG Building suggests it is helpful for framers to have their employees fill out health information sheets (see images) that they can keep in their hard hats, allowing quick access to potentially vital information about an employee’s health needs and contact information.

Since 2010, Keith Myers, truss and panel general manager at Woodhaven Lumberhas been giving presentations and plant tours to building officials through Rutgers University. Over that time, Keith estimates he’s had over 225 students walk through his facility.

As a designer, you may prefer to create a flat "seat cut" at a bottom chord peak joint.

Home Innovation Research Labs conducted a survey of home builders in December. Respondents indicated they are continuing to increase their use of off-site construction, and plan to rely on it even more in 2019.

Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, has received permits to build its first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas.

The housing market endured a tough slog through most of 2018, but one home builder is adamant that a rebound is in store.