Tag Archives: safety

Cleveland Building Trades remember lost lives on Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 100 men and women, including local Building Trades affiliates, gathered in Cleveland to remember those who lost their lives on the job. A somber Workers’ Memorial Day service was held between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field on April 28 to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the creation[…] Read More →

State legislator unveils new attacks on organized labor

An Ohio state representative has proposed a series of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution with language to hurt thousands of union workers and their families. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s constitution to repeal prevailing wage, enact So-Called “Right to Work” in both[…] Read More →

Diverse Building Trades Workforce Safely Constructs Cleveland Hilton Hotel

The construction of the Cleveland Hilton Hotel was truly a community effort. Built under a Project Labor Agreement between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and Cuyahoga County, the building’s owner, the make-up of the construction crews was large and diverse. Jeffrey Appelbaum, Project Managing Consultant, told Cuyahoga County[…] Read More →

OSHA Issues Final Ruling on Confined Spaces

Those who work in confined spaces will soon have additional protections thanks to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which issued a new rule on May 4 to protect such workers. After nearly two decades in the making, the new rule replaces OSHA’s one training requirement for confined space work with[…] Read More →

Cleveland Event Focuses on Safer Construction Jobsites

Stories of construction accidents helped give a humanizing touch to the data-driven discussions during Cleveland Construction Safety Day, held on February 17. Put on in part by the Construction Employers Association, this event was just one example of the construction industry’s continued push to create a safer workplace for all area[…] Read More →