According to Occupational Health & Safety Magazine (OH&S), in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publication, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) approval of the updated ANSI/ASSE A10.33-2011 standard, which refers to health and safety requirements for multi-employer construction projects.
The construction industry is includes a wide variety of jobs which require specific skills. On any given construction project, it is very likely that there will be several contractors and sub-contractors; each responsible for certain aspects of the project. This poses specific safety and health issues for construction workers on these “multi-contractor job sites, where they can suffer injury as the result of negligence on the part of other contractors.
The updated A-10 standard, entitled Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects, serves as a guide for workers, contractors, and even equipment manufacturers to provide a healthy and safe work environment, as well as achieve cost-effective management of the project. Ideally, this new standard will decrease the number of injury accidents on construction sites.
If you have suffered an injury in a construction accident in New Jersey as the result of defective equipment or negligence on the part of a contractor, sub-contractor, or other third party, the experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Blume Forte may be able to assist you in pursuing a meritorious claim. Call us at (973) 635-5400 to find out whether you may have a valid claim.