Construction workers i may be interested to know that on June 20, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposal to postpone the enforcement date of its crane operator certification mandate to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA also requested an extension to the same date for the existing requirement for employers to make sure that crane operators are able to safely operate equipment.
According to sources, a construction site accident in Hanover killed two workers. The accident happened on Feb. 18 when the workers were reportedly lifting a generator into place using a crane and straps.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, during 2013, 294 workers within the construction industry succumbed to fatal fall injuries. The agency estimates that thousands of construction workers are injured each year in fall accidents making falls the number one safety threat for construction workers.