Recently the top ten construction site O.S.H.A. violations were released for fiscal year 2014, and while the results are similar to years past, what is surprising is how the top 4 violations account for over 15,500 citations, which would seem to indicate three areas where OSHA is really focusing enforcement actions.
As one would expect, fall prevention, specifically the duty to have fall protection, was the number one construction safety violation with 6,540 citations being issued.&nb
In today’s general contracting world, a majority of all general contractors self perform little if any of the work being performed on the job, instead subcontracting all of the work on site to various specialty subcontracts. The only real work the general contractor is providing is a variety of construction management services including on and off site supervision, coordination and interface between the various subcontractors, the owner and the project architect. In many way
Heavy construction equipment is extremely expensive to own, operate and maintain and the cost of ownership to contractors and subcontractors alike substantially increases during the winter months. These increased costs are due to a number of factors including additional start up procedures that must be observed, additional maintenance and decreased production.
Often during the winter months, it is necessary to use various techniques to facilitate