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How to Improve Safety for Texas Construction Workers

Posted on · Worker’s Defense Fund, a Texas organization “working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers,” says Texas is the most dangerous state to work in for construction — with the highest fatality rate in the country. Their 2016 study, The Price of Inaction, says “every day, at least 15 workers become ill or are seriously injured on Texas […]

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In the Wake of Scaffolding Collapse — How is Construction Safety Monitored in Houston?

Posted on · Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here with Jerry Nevlud, President and CEO of the Houston chapter of the […]

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Construction Safety, Grand Parkway, and Grady Gaines: Tuesday’s Show (November 3, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here, on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions and comments […]