A single OSHA press release about fines levied against a company can have the same effect as 200-plus agency inspections when it comes to future compliance by the offending employer, as well as those nearby in the same industry, a Duke University researcher recently concluded.
EHS Today recently reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined it is legal for employers to ban the use of cellphones by employees if they do so for safety and security reasons.
OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign raises awareness about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs can be prevented.
The NFC encourages members to participate in OSHA’s national Safe+Sound campaign, a year-round effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received code listing from the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) for its Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system (PFS) designed to provide engineers, builders, and framers in prescriptive markets with an easy way to meet code-defined wall bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.
On Saturday July 4, 2020, President Trump signed a new law extending the deadline for applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from June 30 to August 8.
After an accelerated pace of layoffs in March and April, construction sector hiring roared back in May, per data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
In engineering, deflection refers to how much a structural element will bend from its original positioning when a load is applied to the element.