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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Using Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Construction Safety

August 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New coalition to develop international fire safety standards

July 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The chair of the new coalition, Gary Strong, who is also the global building standards director of the RICS, said London’s Grenfell Tower tragedy indicates the level of need for a consistent set of international fire safety standards. In June […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

July 19, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

“The first step in managing and reducing the CO2 emissions associated with building construction is to calculate them, to know the importance of this environmental aspect and apply measures to improve the situation. To better understand the environmental impact and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

Using coal waste to create sustainable concrete

July 12, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The advance tackles two major environmental problems at once by making use of coal production waste and by significantly reducing the environmental impact of concrete production. Xianming Shi, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and graduate […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Can Workers With Sun-Related Skin Issues File Workers Compensation Claims?

July 11, 2018

Via: ENR

Shade tents and frequent water breaks are part of the strategies Kris Comon uses for dealing with 100°-plus temperatures and a punishing sun at a two-story building being constructed in Phoenix. Comon is project manager for UEB Builders, prime contractor […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Sun Protection Tips For Construction Workers

June 28, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

For many, the summer months mean vacations at the beach, lounging by the pool, and spending more time outside in the sun. For construction workers, summer means working long hours in the hot sun. All that time in the sun […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Bally Ribbon Mills announces safety webbing and tapes for fall protection

June 11, 2018

Via: ISHN

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its line of safety webbing and tapes, ideal for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military, and commercial fall protection personal protective […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New products from Radians rally to multi-colored trends in the safety industry

June 8, 2018

Via: ISHN

Radians, a leading manufacturer of high quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), launched their spring collection, which includes new hearing, eyewear, and high visibility safety products that rally to multi-colored trends in the safety industry. “Many people underestimate the power that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Inspector General issues bizarre chemical safety board report

June 6, 2018

Via: ISHN

The Inspector General (IG) issued a somewhat bizarre report yesterday on “management challenges” at the Chemical Safety Board. The IG is required by the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 “to report what we consider the most serious management and performance […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting energy efficiency helps reduce health risks

April 11, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

By reducing power plant pollution, energy efficiency yields health benefits, according to research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE report, “Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency,” estimates […]