May 01, 2018

Fifth Annual National Stand-Down Begins May 7

Thousands of worksites will join OSHA and its partners for the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018, with events across the country. Employers and workers will pause during the workday to talk about fall hazards,...

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April 16, 2018

Virginia Fines Painting Company Following Worker Electrocution

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program issued four citations and $152,144 in penalties to Johnny Marenco Andasol and Darwin Marenco Andasol in Alexandria after a worker was electrocuted when an unguarded metal extension ladder made contact with a power line....

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April 03, 2018

List of Authorized Outreach Trainers Now Available Online

OSHA’s website now has a searchable list of authorized Outreach trainers to assist the public in finding authorized instructors for the 10- and 30-hour Outreach classes. The list provides trainer names and contact information, and indicates which course the trainer is...

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March 05, 2018

Free Fall Prevention Stand-Down Webinar Scheduled for March 21

On March 21, an hour-long webinar on the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will showcase plans for the 2018 event. Representatives from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training...

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February 16, 2018

Virginia Fines Company for Scaffolding Violations

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) issued $48,400 in penalties to United Building Envelope Restoration in Manassas Park for exposing workers to fall hazards from unsafe scaffolding. VOSH inspectors concluded that the company failed to inspect the scaffolding before every shift;...

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