Construction Advisory Committee Meeting – July 19

Washington State L&I will host the next construction advisory committee meeting on July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its Tukwila service location.  The meeting agenda can be found at the bottom of this message.

CAC Meeting Agenda 7-19-2017

Heat Safety Tips from Washington L&I for Outdoor Work

summer heatWashington State L&I provides a number of resources to help keep employees safe from heat related illness during the warm summer months:

L&I Outdoor Heat Exposure Page

Link to online video: Heat: A Dangerous Combination (available in English & Spanish)

OSHA-NISOH Heat Safety Tool app can be used to plan outdoor work based on the heat index throughout the day

Silica Stakeholder Meeting – June 8, 2017

The next silica stakeholder meeting will be held June 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the L&I Tukwila office.

Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule (draft)

UPDATE: Respirable Crystalline Silica June 8 meeting slides

Medical Surveillance & Tuberculosis slides

Laborer Seriously Injured After Falling From Roof

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries recently reported an incident in which a laborer fell 20 feet from a roof, sustaining serious injuries including a fractured spine.  L&I encourages employers and employees to take appropriate action to prevent workplace falls.  See the L&I website for more detailed information on the incident and preventative actions that should be taken.

Construction Fatality Narrative – Carpenter Falls from Bridge Platform

The Washington State FACE program has released a new fatality narrative summarizing a fatal incident in which a carpenter fell 60 feet from a bridge platform.  Although the victim was wearing fall protection, a retractable lanyard was improperly used.