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Safety 24/7

Last fall a truly “by the book” safe GC tendered a project. Submission of our OSHA training certifications and Safety Program was part of the subcontractor selection process. The submittal included a full-page list of questions about our safety practices. I met with the safety officer on the jobsite and explained that I chose to […]

Top Safety Awards Call For Entries

The Board of Directors for the Concrete Foundations Association has created a Top Safety Awards program to recognize contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. In 2011, OSHA rescinded the exemption from fall protection for residential construction, including that of residential foundation construction under the belief that significant […]

CFA Announces 2016 Safety Achievement Awards

The CFA announced the 2016 Safety Achievement Award recipients at CFA Convention 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The Safety Achievement Awards program seeks to recognize the commitment to safety and risk management among the hundreds of professional cast-in-place contractors found in CFA membership. “Safety remains a top priority in our […]

CFA ANNOUNCES 2016 TOP SAFETY AWARDS

Mount Vernon, IA Aug 29, 2016 – The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the recognized voice and authority for the residential concrete industry, announced the 2016 Safety Achievement Award recipients at CFA Convention 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC. on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The Safety Achievement Awards program seeks to recognize the commitment to safety […]

REPLACE BASEMENT DOOR TO INCREASE SAFETY, VALUE OF HOME

NEW HAVEN, CT/May 27, 2015 – Replacing a weathered or damaged basement door can have a great impact on the safety, appearance and value of a home. It’s in the spring and summer months, after basement doors have suffered through a long winter and have fallen victim to rotted wood, rusted metal or leakage, that […]

OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention

OSHA is promoting a national Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014 in an effort to raise awareness among employers and workers in the construction industry about the hazards of falls. The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), www.cfawalls.org, fully supports the program and strongly encourages all of its member companies to participate in this awareness […]

OSHA Whistleblower Investigations

Employers need to make sure their policies and practices do not violate the law by Jim Rogers, jimrogers@asu.edu   As contractors, we are all aware of OSHA and its role in protecting the health and safety of our workforce. Many contractors send their personnel to receive training related to record keeping requirements and job site regulations; however, one area that is often […]

Code Corner: Impact of Codes

WHAT IMPACT ARE THE CURRENT CODES, REGULATIONS , AND STANDARDS HAVING ON YOUR COMPANY? The latest information on regulations, codes and standards that we have been tracking and working with has been prepared for your reference. What impact are these having on your company? What will be the largest hurdles in your implementation and preparation […]

What Should You Expect from 2014?

Codes, Standards, Rules, Regulations and Insurance…It is All Changing   It really doesn’t matter that your profession is the concrete industry. Were you in just about any industry, the rules for doing business and the parameters that shape your industry are likely to be changing such that business next year, perhaps even tomorrow, will most […]

Free Webinar on OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Requirements

The July 25 event is designed to answer some of the most common questions OSHA has received in the first year of Hazard Communication 2012 implementation The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals […]

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