July 2010

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OSHA seeks to prevent fatalities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a pilot program that involves partnering with building inspectors in 11 U.S. cities to reduce injuries and fatalities at construction sites.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis sent letters to the mayors of the selected cities proposing that OSHA work with and train local building inspectors regarding hazards associated with the four leading causes of death at construction sites: falls, electrocution, being crushed or caught between objects, and being struck by moving machinery or objects. According to this program, building inspectors would notify OSHA when they observe unsafe work conditions. OSHA then would send a federal agency compliance officer to that workplace for an inspection.

"This initiative allows us to expand our eyes and ears," says David Michaels, OSHA's assistant secretary of labor. "Although we are adding 110 new inspectors this year, OSHA simply cannot inspect every construction...

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