OSHA to conduct weekend inspections at Front Range construction worksites Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 01:00 AM

Front Range construction sites, which may include landscape installation, could see increased health and safety inspections this summer and fall, according to an announcement from US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

According to the announcement, “Over the last two years, at least six workers have suffered fatal falls, and nearly a dozen excavation collapses and trenching incidents have led to the deaths of three workers in Colorado.”

OSHA’s “Weekend Work” initiative will conduct random weekend inspections in these counties: Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, El Paso, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Larimer and Weld.

“Our Weekend Work initiative will identify and address construction-related hazards at worksites in 10 different counties along the Front Range on days when worksites often go unchecked,” said OSHA Acting Regional Administrator Nancy Hauter in Denver. “This is a proactive effort to identify hazardous worksites and to ensure workers end their shifts safely.”

Read the release from OSHA.

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