Avetta Industry Watch – Week of October 10

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Avetta in the News

  • Ventana Research Announces the Technology Innovation Award Winners for 2016 Ventana Research: For over 10 years, Ventana Research has recognized vendors for their technology innovations that impact the market and customers. These awards aim to honor providers whose technologies have strikingly positive impacts. After months of analysis and review, Avetta is officially the proud recipient of the Business Innovation Sustainability award!

Industry News

  • Five Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience – Supply Chain Digital: It’s important to use risk management to make a supply chain stronger. This article offers five easy steps for creating a resilient supply chain with visibility and value chain alignment. Tips include understanding the risk and doing the analysis.
  • OSHA's 10 Most Common Job Site Violations for Construction – Construction DIVE: OSHA highlights 10 rules which are most likely to be broken at construction-related projects. With the recent announcement of increased violation fees, it’s more important than ever to be aware of common violations and steps for prevention. The list includes fall protection, head protection and hazard communication.
  • OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces Final Rule Expected Soon – The National Law Review: A rule that has been in the making since 1990 has finally cleared the White House Office of Management and Budget. OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment rule aims to update standards to reflect current industry fall protection standards.

Supplier Violations and Fines

  • Contractor Lacked Safety Permit Before Pennsylvania Bridge Fire – Insurance Journal: Pittsburgh recently experienced a 24-day shutdown of the Liberty Bridge after a welding incident caused a plastic pipe and construction tarp to catch fire on September 2. It is now clear that the contractor responsible for the construction failed to obtain a $16 permit, which would have required a fire inspection and a “fire watcher.”
  • OSHA Cites Roofing Contractor at Warminster Development – The Intelligencer: A Georgia contractor completing work on a Warminster housing complex jobsite is being slapped with a $100,000 fine. This is not the first violation for the roofing contractor who previously received five citations for exposing workers to fall hazards. 

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