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Emergency Action Plans

Compensation & Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Subcontractors in Virginia
An Effective, and Necessary, Collaborative Tool for Job Site Safety As Construction Safety Week 2002 wanes, we want to discuss emergency action planning. OSHA requires formalized Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for all employers. For companies with more than 10 employees, the EAP must be written; but...

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Heat Protection Awareness: It’s starting to get hot again in many places and in other places heat is a constant issue

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As part of Vandeventer Black’s participation in Construction Safety Week 2022, and with heat increasing in many places (or staying hot in others), we wanted to remind those in the industry of the importance of heat-related illness prevention, training, and supervision. It remains important for construction...

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Construction Industry Safety Awareness

According to 2020 OSHA data, there were 976 construction-related fatalities. Of those 88 fatalities included construction supervisors, making it clear that safety awareness is critical for everyone on a project site and not just for tradespersons. In total, OSHA reports that about 20% of all worker...

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COVID-19: Fatigue Remains, But Ignore the Global Situation at Your Peril

The COVID-19 pandemic’s duration is approaching the two-year mark, leading to significant “COVID Fatigue” for everyone. However, the recent spike in confirmed cases makes ignoring the potential impact globally on business owners’ critical. According to the World Health Organization, confirmed cases...

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Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions On COVID-19 Vaccination And Testing

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Today, the United States Supreme Court decided to block the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring that employers with 100 or more employees ensure that their employees are vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. While the decision is not a final ruling on the validity of the OSHA ETS,...

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