Between 2011 and 2016, there were 79 fatal injuries and more than 3070 estimated nonfatal injuries among oil and gas pipeline construction workers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Finding and fixing hazards ensures workers go home safe and sound every day. Use the information here to find and fix hazards in your company.
It is with great sadness that APCA reports the passing of Morris Farrar, founder of Farrar Construction, Inc., on July 23. Mr. Farrar served as APCA President and on the Board of Directors, and he and his wife, Bobbie, were active in the association for many years.
Mr. Farrar founded Farrar Construction, Inc., out of Dover, Oklahoma, which has continued to operate under ownership by his three sons, Randy, Mark, and Steve.
Services for Mr. Farrar will be held this Friday, July 27, in Dover, at the old High School Gymnasium, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to the Dover School or to your favorite charity be made in his honor.
Reminder: Specific Employers Required to Submit 2017 Injury and Illness Data by July 1
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that the deadline for electronically submitting their 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA is July 1, 2018.
Electronic submissions are required of establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries (including construction) with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
For more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application, visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), and North American Excavation and Shoring Association (NAXSA) Stand Down dedicated to trench safety is happening this week, June 18-22.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt shared an article on the Department of Labor blog with key safety tips for working in trenches. To learn more and see the article, please visit: https://blog.dol.gov/2018/06/20/trench-safety-stand-down-protecting-american-workforce
The Focus Four Hazards have accounted for the vast majority of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. In an effort to prevent future injuries and fatalities, OSHA, our state plans, consultation projects, and construction industry partners have initiated a “Focus Four Hazards” campaign.
The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness in the recognition, evaluation, and control of these hazards through the delivery of toolbox talks for employers to provide to their workers. These toolbox talks will be available during the campaign for employers to use at their own discretion.