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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Investigation finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented worker’s fatal fall

May 9, 2024

Via: ISHN

A Georgia construction contractor’s failure to enforce safety regulations at an Arcadia, Florida worksite led to a 31-year-old steel erector suffering fatal fall injuries, an incident caused by the same workplace safety violations for which federal inspectors cited the employer […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

The vanguard of safety: How 3D lift planning is leading the way

April 8, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction involves many hazardous operations. Crane lifts are particularly concerning, as they present risks from heavy machinery, heights and heavy loads all at once. New 3D lift planning technology can minimize these dangers. What is 3D lift planning? Lift planning […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction safety goes high-tech

March 20, 2024

Via: ISHN

It’s no surprise that workers in the construction industry are at a high risk of accidents; the industry consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous in the U.S. The causes of workplace injuries have remained relatively unchanged over time, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Anti-Concussion Technology: The Helmet on Your Head

March 20, 2024

Via: ENR

In December, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it was replacing traditional hardhats for its employees with ANSI-Z89.1-certified Type II safety helmets when they work on sites. But some contractors had been requiring the more […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Workers raised concerns before Boise hangar collapse

March 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

At least two people employed by Big D Builders told the police that they had voiced concerns to the project’s supervisor, and a supervisor for Boise-based Inland Crane, which was working on the project, said he told Durrant the beams […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

ASSP publishes first standard on heat stress in construction

February 26, 2024

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. Hundreds of thousands of workers frequently face outdoor hazards such as high heat and humidity. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction fire safety at ‘major crossroads,’ industry expert says

February 22, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In my two decades as a certified fire investigator, I have seen firsthand how fire can cause devastation to livelihoods and site assets, costing millions of dollars in damage and causing significant hits to project timelines and brand reputations. For […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

The most dangerous safety threat in industrial work might be mental health

January 2, 2024

Via: ISHN

Industrial work is inherently dangerous. The careers can be advantageous, but accidents happen due to heavy machinery, materials and increased risks of slips, falls, and entrapments. However, none of those are the largest safety threats to workers in industrial fields […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction had the most fatalities of any industry last year

December 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Another trend also continued in construction: The “Fatal Four” — falls, struck-bys, caught-in/betweens and electrocutions — killed the majority of workers. Other nationwide takeaways from the BLS report include: A U.S. worker died every 96 minutes in 2022, compared to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting mental resilience: How to safeguard construction workers’ well-being

December 6, 2023

Via: ISHN

The safety of construction workers is undoubtedly of utmost importance. Construction hazards are rampant and extremely dangerous. The field is known for these dangers, but some lesser-known issues need to be brought to light. The mental well-being of construction employees […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Wisconsin roofing contractor fined $180k for repeatedly failing to protect workers from deadly fall hazards

November 28, 2023

Via: ISHN

After an Overhead Solutions LLC manager attended an on-site training discussion on fall hazards on May 25, 2023, federal workplace safety inspectors observed the company’s employees working about 30 feet above ground on a Menasha, Wisconsin apartment complex roof without […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction Nonfatal-Injury Illness Rate Dips, as Cases Rise Slightly

November 10, 2023

Via: ENR

The construction industry showed improvement last year in a key safety indicator, its rate of nonfatal jobsite injuries and illnesses, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. But the bureau’s report, released Nov. 8, also shows the number of nonfatal construction […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Tool tethering is key to protect yourself and others

October 18, 2023

Via: ISHN

Falling tools can injure workers when dropped from elevated surfaces, even if those workers are wearing hard hats. Something as light as a wrench can reach a speed of nearly 80 miles per hour if it falls 200 feet straight […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Why you should rethink what you know about construction safety

September 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

For far too long, the construction industry has survived under the assumption that “safety culture” was about nothing more than hazard identification. Slips, trips and falls. Struck-by incidents. Airborne and material exposure. But recent data reveals that this long-held approach […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Modular building creates fewer jobsite hazards, but isn’t without dangers

September 7, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Modular or prefabricated building methods are pitched as a way to cut down on labor, material, time and costs. And because most of the construction work is done in a factory setting instead of in the field, it’s also presented […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Spotlight on Site Cameras for Construction Laydown Yards

September 6, 2023

Via: ENR

Laydown yards are sitting ducks for thieves and vandals, but that’s not the only risk these high-value areas present. Organization and safety issues are of concern when large amounts of materials and equipment are being stored and moved on a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How BIM technology improves health and safety on construction sites

August 16, 2023

Via: ISHN

More than 1,000 workers suffer fatal accidents on construction sites across the United States every year. When it comes to non-fatal accidents, the number of recordable injuries climbs to nearly 70,000. Improving health and safety in the industry is a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to support the mental health of an injured employee

August 10, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

It’s no surprise that construction laborers report more than double the number of nonfatal falls, slips or trips than all workers. While mitigating the risk of injuries makes the most sense to both businesses and employees, accidents still happen, and, […]