Category: Regulations

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Canadian contractor fined CA$90K for nonworker’s fatal fall

August 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the United States, the Department of Labor’s OSHA is responsible for the rules that govern worker safety — not the general public’s — on construction sites, although safe work practices contribute to everyone’s wellbeing. For instance, OSHA’s scaffold safety […]

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 Processes, Regulations, Sustainability

Troy Construction’s current natural gas and pipeline contracts worth more than $1B

July 16, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Of course, other contractors are benefiting from the rising demand for natural gas as well. In June, Bechtel announced that Sempra Energy of San Diego had selected it to help develop an up to $9 billion LNG facility in Port […]

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


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, Construction Techniques, Regulations

How to create construction proposals faster and close more deals

May 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

You and your sales team may have a complicated relationship with proposals. On the one hand, proposals bring money into your firm. Without proposals, you don’t have a business. Winning proposals is awesome. However, creating proposals can be painful. If […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Don’t Delay New US Crane Safety Rule

May 16, 2018

Via: ENR

Crane accidents are one of the enduring nightmares of construction work, so it is notable that as an industry where regulation often equals costs and entanglements, construction professionals have joined together to support the long-awaited publication date of a new […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA enforces new beryllium standard

May 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

So, what can contractors now expect in the way of beryllium enforcement? Perhaps the best insight comes from OSHA’s guidance to its inspectors. In a May 9 memo from OSHA’s director of enforcement programs, the agency told inspectors to confirm […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Updates

April 27, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

On May 1, 2018, the new Wisconsin Commercial Building Code will take effect, with updated building codes on energy standards and lighting controls. Wisconsin Commercial Building Codes represent a significant change in energy standards for the state and will affect […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

April 13, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction firms regularly contest the size of an OSHA fine or the violation itself. After the agency issues a citation, employers typically have 15 working days to contest in writing the citation, proposed penalty or abatement date, the deadline for […]