Category Archives: construction

Four Steps for Managing Employees from Afar (from Construction Business Owner)

Follow these steps to avoid OSHA violations and ensure your workforce values safety and professionalism regardless of who is watching. Written by: Howard Mavity Published: June 1, 2014      A CEO friend of mine was trying to exit a … Continue reading

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Two New Webinars: Bullying, the NLRB and Its War On Employer Rules and “Live From the AGC National Safety Committee Meeting.”

Dealing With Workplace Bullying And Misconduct While The NLRB Challenges Your Rules Join us for a Webinar on July 24 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137864872 A quarter of American Workers claim to have been seriously … Continue reading

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9 Things you Absolutely Must Do if You Have an OSHA Inspection

by Howard Mavity Senior Partner, Fisher & Phillips Readers already know to take photos whenever an OSHA Compliance Officer takes shots, and a few other standard labor lawyer recommendations, but I’d like to take a moment to talk about “why” we … Continue reading

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Construction Contractors Subject To New OFCCP Rules

March 31, 2014 Because of a recent court decision, federal construction contractors must comply with several new regulations that many consider burdensome. An effort to exempt construction contractors from some of the new regulations was tossed out by a federal … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers At Customers’ Homes and Work Sites

Construction employers have made progress in managing individual employees and crews at multiemployer sites. Similarly, although mistakes still occur, we’ve got over 40 years experience complying with OSHA on the shop floor. Unfortunately, neither setting represents the increasingly common work … Continue reading

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More Heat On Federal Contractors With OSHA and Wage-Hour Violations.

 Hopefully you do not need further motivation to maintain an effective workplace safety culture; however, Senator Labor Chair Tom Harkins’ December 11, 2013 Report may serve as additional motivation.  In the 4” thick Report, “Acting Responsibly? Federal Contractors Frequently Put … Continue reading

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Fatalities Result In Largest Ever Canadian Criminal Negligence Fines On Corporation

One should never assume that safety regulation is the same in Canada and other English-speaking countries as in the U.S.  I often look to the U.K., Australian and Canadian Occupational Safety Administrations for practical ideas for compliance, but the systems … Continue reading

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