OSHA Training

Construction work can be dangerous and companies cannot rely on common sense to keep workers safe. Safety training is important, even though it can take a little time away from the project. Nearly 1,000 construction workers were killed in worksite-related accidents in 2016 — 21% of all worker deaths. OSHA attributes the majority of these […]

Electrician Injuries: The Shocking Truth!

Electrical incidents in the workplace result in more than 3,500 injuries per year in the United States.  Approximately one-third of those are fatal injuries. While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities, they are disproportionately fatal and costly with 1 in 13 electrical injuries resulting in death. Electrical incidents cause […]

Senate confirms Martinez as FMCSA head, Batory as FRA chief 022718

As of February 15th, 2018, Raymond Martinez is officially the new chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Ronald Batory takes over as head of the Federal Railroad Administration, after the pair received Senate confirmation. Martinez will now find himself in the center of the ongoing debates on electronic logging devices in commercial motor vehicles […]

Construction Fatalities on the Rise in NYS

Construction work involves risk of injury to workers under even the best of circumstances. However, when subcontractors and job site managers fail to consider the safety implications to workers on the job site or ignore important regulations mandating safety protections for workers, those risks to workers can become even more substantial. A recent report has […]

10 Easy Things to Get Your Safety Program Started

We understand. You may not be quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program.  There are a lot of factors to think about before you dive in.  When you are ready, Safety Consulting and Compliance Corp will be here to assist you in getting it done thoroughly.  However, there are some simple steps […]

FMSCA Grants Hours of Service Exemption to Asphalt Haulers

In response to an application filed by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and supported by the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) request for exemptions from two requirements of the hours-of-service regulations for all drivers of certain commercial […]

Breathe Easy: What You Need To Know About Silica Safety

If you are in the construction industry as an employer or an employee, you undoubtedly have been hearing about the dangers of the inhalation of crystalline silica. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.  The term […]

NYS Approves New Safety Bill

The spike in construction related deaths in 2017 is disconcerting, especially to the men and women who risk their lives each day to do their jobs. At the time of this writing, there were eight deaths related to construction accidents, and countless preventable injuries. That is eight deaths too many. It is the “preventable” part […]