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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

12 types of technology that can make jobsites safer

May 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Safety Week is an annual opportunity for people, companies and even competitors to work together and celebrate the incredibly hard work done by people in our industry who make safety the foundation of everything they do and demonstrate their […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC construction deaths drop to lowest in nearly a decade

May 7, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Although injuries are on the rise, the DOB said fewer incident investigations required enforcement measures due to unsafe or illegal conditions by employers in 2023. When all safeguards are in place, those injuries are deemed to be an error on […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction risk management: The tech advantage

April 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s technology can greatly enhance risk management capabilities, enabling construction firms to navigate uncertainties with greater confidence. By leveraging advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, companies can proactively identify, assess and mitigate risks, increasing the likelihood of project […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Financial, Regulations

U.S. DOT releases $830M for resilience projects

April 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change and is causing increased damage to U.S. transportation systems and supply chains, which were primarily designed before climate impacts were taken into consideration. “From wildfires shutting down freight […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Phoenix passes heat safety ordinance for city contractors

March 28, 2024

Via: ISHN

Phoenix city officials have passed a new ordinance aimed at protecting workers for city contractors from the dangers of extreme heat. The move comes after a summer in which the city experienced a record-breaking 31 straight days with temperatures over […]


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, Regulations

Bechtel pledges $7M to combat suicide in construction

March 5, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Global construction and engineering giant Bechtel has pledged $7 million over five years to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in order to increase efforts to combat suicide in the industry. The donation is the largest the AFSP has ever […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Exploring the impact of new safety regulations on high-risk construction activities

February 9, 2024

Via: ISHN

Work in the construction industry often involves taking considerable, albeit often necessary, risks. For example, live wires present obvious electrocution hazards, and who can forget the images of rows of men in hard hats casually eating lunch while perched on […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Inspectors Swap Their Hardhats for Type II Safety Helmets

December 18, 2023

Via: ENR

Inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are switching out their traditional hardhats for more ANSI type II-certified safety helmets. The agency recommends people working in construction consider making a similar move, but has not […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Contractors Oppose OSHA’s Proposed Rule About Safety Inspections

November 15, 2023

Via: ENR

A proposed rule from the U.S. Dept. of Labor to broaden its regulation about employee representation on workplace safety inspections has drawn widespread opposition from contractors. The change would allow workers to select a representative employed by a third party. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Boston expands construction safety requirements

November 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The ordinance gives ISD the enforcement capacity to now issue violations, stop work, revoke permits and impose fines up to $300 on permit holders, developers, general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors found to be in non-compliance with the ordinance. Along […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations revealed at NSC Safety Congress & Expo

October 25, 2023

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday announced its most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2023. Eric Harbin, OSHA Region 6 administrator, presented the preliminary data for “OSHA’s Top 10” during the 2023 NSC Safety Congress […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The differences between guardrail standards compliant with OSHA 1910 and Cal/OSHA

September 5, 2023

Via: ISHN

The General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Federal OSHA) requires employers to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that may cause serious injury or death. This clause is often used by OSHA to enforce fall […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates

August 31, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DOL’s announcement has been months in the making. During a June 2021 congressional hearing, former Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh told lawmakers the department was reviewing its overtime regulations, and the agency later confirmed a review shortly afterward. The agency […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA proposes change to walkaround rule

August 31, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

While ABC said it will review the proposed rule and assess options for a legal challenge, unions came out in its favor. “NABTU supports DOL and OSHA ensuring construction workers have safe workplaces including ensuring that our union representatives, who […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

3 transformative factors shaping safety in construction

August 16, 2023

Via: ISHN

Construction businesses have significant safety responsibilities. Not only do companies have to ensure that finished buildings are suitable for safe use, but also that every step along the way to project completion includes hazard protection procedures. This can be challenging, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA announces proposed rule to clarify PPE standard

July 21, 2023

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify the personal protective equipment standard for the construction industry. The current standard does not state clearly that PPE must fit each affected employee properly, which the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA heat standard still not in sight

July 17, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Massive heat waves have hit large swaths of the U.S. this summer, breaking records for high temperatures across the country. And it’s about to get worse. About 21% of U.S. residents live in areas where heat levels could become dangerously […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to make the most out of your PPE program

July 6, 2023

Via: ISHN

More than 5,000 workers sustained a fatal injury in American workplaces in 2021. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this figure is equal to one person every 101 minutes. While the number of fatal injuries has increased compared […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA begins national emphasis program to prevent workplace falls

May 3, 2023

Via: ISHN

OSHA has begun a National Emphasis Program to prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries and the violation the agency cites most frequently in construction industry inspections. The emphasis program will focus on reducing fall-related injuries and fatalities […]