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OSHA to Propose Separate Safety Guidelines for Construction Sector

Fall protection for a restaurant employee is far different than fall protection procedures for a high rise ironworker.

March 22, 2016

In 2014, about 9.8 million workers were employed in the construction sector, which accounted for nearly 20 percent of the country's 4,679 work-related deaths that year, according to the Center for Protection of Workers Rights.

Construction safety can't be defined by the same guidelines as other industries. Fall protection for a restaurant employee is far different than fall protection procedures for a high rise ironworker.

So, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will craft a separate set of safety and health program management guidelines for the construction industry, based on feedback on a proposed update to its voluntary guidelines.

Read more about OSHA's new targeted safety guidelines here:

Source: Business Insurance, Crain Communications

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