The Safety Blog

Unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands you will probably be changing your clocks this weekend as Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins this Sunday March 8th at 2 A.M.

OSHA Fines Contractor After Deadly Crane Electrocution

Construction Equipment

OSHA has cited McConnell Dowell Constructors in Pago Pago, American Samoa with nine serious safety violations. Inspections began after a worker was electrocuted during a crane operation on July 10, 2013. The worker died in the accident. The employer faces $42,300 in proposed fines for the violations

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Wipe Out Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitoes with Pesticides

Green Building Law Update

Virgin Islands, and America Samoa. Typical of government in this arena, EPA action has had the practical effect of banning the effective and inexpensive insecticide temephos, when the agency required new safety testing that would have cost Millions of dollars forcing the manufacturers to stop producing it. “Mosquito borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today.