OSHA And Local Building Inspectors To Partner To Lower Construction Fatalities

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OSHA And Local Building Inspectors To Partner To Lower Construction Fatalities

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In construction, the four leading causes of death are falls, electrocution, being crushed or caught between objects, or being struck by moving machinery or objects.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a pilot program seeking to partner with building inspectors in 11 American cities to reduce injuries and fatalities at construction sites.

Construction Related Fatal Facts by Fact Number

No. 01 Fall from Different Level
No. 02 Struck by Nail
No. 03 Explosion
No. 04 Struck by Collapsing Crane Boom
No. 05 Caught in or Between
No. 06 Fall from Elevation
No. 07 Crushed by Falling Wall
No. 08 Struck by Falling Object
No. 09 Trench Cave-in
No. 10 Crushed by Falling Machinery

See Fatal Facts 11 thru 73 [source: OSHA]

Under this program, building inspectors would notify OSHA when they observe, during the course of their work, unsafe work conditions. OSHA, in turn, would send a federal agency compliance officer to that workplace for a safety inspection.

OSHA seeks to partner with building inspectors in the following cities:

Austin, Texas
Boise, Idaho
Cincinnati, Ohio
Concord, N.H.
Greenwood Village, Colo.
Madison, Miss. Atlanta Metropolitan area, Ga.
Newark, N.J.
Oakland, Calif.
Washington, D.C.
Wichita, Kan.

For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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