Construction

If organizations want to win, they need to have efforts parallel to those of the military - to accomplish their missions while minimizing employee injuries.

Chief Administrative Law Judge Covette Rooney recently upheld citations and penalties for Flintlock Construction Service, finding the company had knowledge of safety hazards at a 23-story hotel project in Manhattan, New York.

Forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures across much of the country this summer. Are you prepared to beat the heat?

Salvatore Schirripa, a Bensonhurst, N.Y., construction company owner, has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges following the April 2015 death of Vidal Sanchez-Ramon, his employee at a Coney Island work site. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

The worth of one’s efforts is sometimes a difficult thing to communicate to others, whether they be customers, employees or, in SBCA’s case, members. It helps to have a concrete example that illustrates the value your work provides.

 
Fall protection and safety standards are the bridge between completing a job and going home uninjured at the end of the day. 

“More often than  not, if it’s a flat roof, it has a green roof on it.”

 
The Industry Testing Subcommittee is making plans to keep SBCRI busy in the coming year.
 

Whether increasing fines can force a change in industry safety practices remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure—the cost of failing to comply with OSHA standards is about to rise.  

Thank you to everyone who took time to comment on the new look and feel of the January/February issue of SBC Magazine.