Posts Tagged ‘ OSHA ’

NAHB: Put Your Guard Up on Jobsites to Prevent Falls

Oct 17th, 2022

An initiative of Builders Mutual, with the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the Job-Site Safety Institute as partners, the third annual Guardrail Safety Week runs Oct. 17-21. The week is a public awareness campaign on the effectiveness of properly installed guardrails to prevent fall injuries during the homebuilding process. The campaign focuses on the […]

NAHB Chair Provides Monthly Recap, Looks Back on Year

Dec 14th, 2021

In his last monthly video update for the National Association of Homebuilders, executive director Chuck Fowke closed out the year with “good news.” Acknowledging that 2021 has been a year of “ups and downs,” he pointed out that “homebuilding has remained a bright spot.” Fowke reminded viewers that November homebuilder confidence, as tracked by the […]

Preventing Accidents and Developing Safety Protocols

Feb 25th, 2021

“Good accident protocol not only protects your company but your team,” said Mike Troutman, vice president of EHS Excellence at MI Windows and Doors. He educated attendees of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) on how to develop proper accident investigation protocols during the alliance’s virtual annual conference, which ends today. “Don’t push the […]

Lawyers Address Employer-Required Vaccinations

Dec 17th, 2020

COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to be administered to frontline health workers and those in long-term care facilities in the U.S. It’s not yet known to whom the vaccines will be made available in the second round, but the Washington Post reports that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will consider essential workers as a priority […]

Assura Windows and Doors Fined for OSHA Violations

Apr 29th, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Pompano Beach’s Assura Windows and Doors more than $80k for violations that were found at inspections in late October and early November and a penalty payment plan has been put in place, according to the OSHA website. Two citations were issued on October 30, one for […]

Lawsuit Against OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Injuries Rule Continues

Aug 19th, 2019

The ongoing lawsuit filed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and several other parties, may be close to an ending if the defendant, who just motioned to have the case dismissed on lack of jurisdiction, has anything to do with it. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has […]

MI Windows and Doors Earns VPP Star

Aug 9th, 2019

Late last month a five-member team of inspectors from OSHA announced that the MI Windows and Doors’ Hegins plants, located in Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County, would be awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star. The Hegins location is the fourth MI campus to earn the VPP Star, following locations in Gratz, Pa.; Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and […]

Program Set for World Millwork Alliance Convention and Tradeshow in Reno

Aug 5th, 2019

The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) will hold its 55th Annual Convention and Tradeshow, October 6th-10th, 2019, in Reno, Nev. The will bring together industry leaders and decision makers, including millwork distributors, manufacturers of products and services, sales representatives and other industry professionals at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. “The WMA event is … a chance […]

OSHA Cites Woodgrain Millwork for Chemical Hazards

Jun 26th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Woodgrain Millwork Co. – operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc. – for exposing employees to chemical and other hazards at the company’s distribution facility in Lawrenceville, Ga. The company faces $125,466 in penalties. The company, who distributes windows, doors and mouldings, was cited […]

Lumber Company Fined $24,000 Following Employee’s Death

May 14th, 2019

A Virginia-based lumber company is facing more than $24,000 in fines after an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found multiple safety violations lead to the death of one of its employees. According to a news release by the Albemarle County Police Department, on July 25, 2018, the department responded to an […]