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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Winter is coming: How to protect workers, sites and schedules

December 11, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

As with hurricane season, winter brings the threat of storms and unique safety issues. Yet many of the dangers of winter weather are known quantities. That can make preparation easier compared to what is required for hurricanes, but planning for […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction is here

May 8, 2017

Via: ISHN

OSHA has new resources that employers can use in their discussions with employees during the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which runs today through May 12. Two videos have been posted on the Stand-Down homepage and a series […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How Technology is Improving Construction Sites Safety

April 27, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

Technology is constantly improving the way the construction industry operates. Smartphones and mobile apps have made communication and collaboration on projects easier. Building Information Modeling (BIM) improves project visualization, makes scheduling more efficient and reduces waste and rework. One aspect […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Important Factors of Construction Safety

April 7, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Construction companies must have a valid safety plan not only on paper or in theory, but in the everyday work that is performed on every individual jobsite. This safety plan needs to be one that is just as simple for […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

The Top 3 Safety Management Systems for Construction

March 30, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

Construction is one of the most dangerous industry sectors. Be it a fall, a mechanical malfunction, or problems with exposure, construction workers can face serious injury while on the job. A good safety management system (otherwise known as an SMS) […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Aerial work remains dangerous

March 21, 2017

Via: ISHN

Despite advances in safety for construction workers across a variety of settings, those who must use elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and aerial work platforms (AWPs) to perform their job duties remain at risk. According to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA offers construction site safety checklists

March 20, 2017

Via: ISHN

The following checklists from OSHA might help you take steps to avoid hazards that cause injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Note: conducting audits based on these checklists is not mandatory, though some of the bullet points are drawn from mandatory standards. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Roofing contractor ignores warnings, exposes workers to falls

March 15, 2017

Via: ISHN

Dorchester, Massachusetts-based contractor Roof Kings LLC exposed employees to life-threatening falls – more than 45 feet off the ground – over a three-day period as they worked at a Haverhill church, federal workplace safety and health inspectors found. In response […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

What Construction Managers Should Know About Behavior-Based Safety

March 15, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

There is a misconception that construction is all about the hands. People go out, work with their hands, and build great things. In reality, every construction manager knows that construction is also about the head. You have to think and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to work safely in aerial lifts

March 10, 2017

Via: ISHN

Operators of any aerial work platform should be trained and familiar with the equipment before using it. During operation, it is essential for operators to remain aware of site work hazards and changing conditions that may affect safe operation of […]