Month: May 2018

Is Offsite Construction Safe?

On March 15, 2018, a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU) collapsed. The 950-ton structure – which was only partially complete – fell onto a roadway. The debris crushed vehicles and killed 6 people. One of the first pieces of information reported about the collapse focused on how designers and laborers built the bridge …

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The Top 5 Largest OSHA Fines

OSHA keeps workers safe by providing information, training and assistance to both employers and laborers. But another tool it uses to stop workers from getting injured or killed on the job is fining companies that don’t follow safety rules. OSHA breaks violations down into three categories, each with a different monetary penalty: Serious and Other-Than-Serious: $12,934 per …

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Opioid Crisis Showing Signs Of Slowing

The issue of opioid abuse in the U.S. workforce paints a bleak picture. The opioid epidemic took more than 42,000 lives in 2014. It is shrinking the American workforce. And workers with opioid-abuse issues are costing employers nearly twice as much in healthcare expenses as their non-using counterparts. The problem was so dire in October 2017 …

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