How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

By Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza Safety experts have failed to eliminate injuries and fatalities from construction projects after decades of effort. That could be because workers are unintentionally offsetting their efforts. This “risk compensation” effect is analogous to...
Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA this week continued to warn that a broad, indiscriminate emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 safety could unintentionally harm workers. Instead, measures that consider the specific characteristics of each...
Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

OSHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance

By Brad Sant, senior vice president of safety & education, ARTBA In its first action under the Biden administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Jan. 29 released new guidance to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure in the workplace...
Free Virtual Training on Excavation & Trenching Hazards

Free Virtual Training on Excavation & Trenching Hazards

By Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification, ARTBA ARTBA is offering a new course to help its members prevent trench collapses, a leading cause of death and injury in the U.S. construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health...
Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

Biden Orders Workplace COVID-19 Protection Review

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA President Joe Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to evaluate whether a single, uniform standard across all industries is necessary to combat workplace spread...