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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, 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 Techniques

How Construction Inspection Software Enhances Safety Compliance

September 15, 2023

Via: ENR

If you’ve ever seen one of those movie-sized OSHA posters, you know the dizzying amount of rules and regulations that construction sites must adhere to in order to be safe. It makes sense, as construction sites continue to rank among […]


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 Processes, Interaction of Expertise

‘Bench it, shore it, shield it, slope it’: Utility contractors spotlight trench safety

June 20, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“It happens instantaneously,” said Emil Szotko, construction safety specialist for OSHA’s Region 5 in Chicago. When a construction trench caves in, the force is powerful and dangerous for those working inside; their fate is often sealed immediately. “Working in trenches […]


News

Manufacturing starts, once seen as construction’s safety blanket, slump 68%

May 18, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The dip follows Branch’s warning last month that starts were “likely to erode” from their previous highs, and in many cases, that is beginning to play out on a monthly basis. The mixed monthly bag across different sectors in April […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

3 Simple Ways to Advance Your Construction Safety Program

May 5, 2023

Via: ENR

The inherent dangers of operating on construction sites are all too apparent. Hazardous materials, elevated and below-grade structures, challenging environmental conditions, and the pressing need to meet strict deadlines are only a few of the risks that pose a threat […]


News

Construction safety front and center this week

May 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

A lot goes into keeping workers safe and healthy on jobsites, especially considering that construction is one of the country’s most dangerous jobs. Workers face many hazards every day, and managers must be unrelenting in their commitment to safety protocols […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction Safety Week kicks off Monday

April 28, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Safety Week provides daily topics for companies to plan activities, conversations and demonstrations throughout the week. Events this year include discussions around engagement, risk identification, brain health, continued education and action. Fundamental to these topics include conversations around two […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

A Construction Safety Innovator Takes Quanta Services in a New Direction

April 14, 2023

Via: ENR

If there is a reason to improve safety for the 120,000 electrical power line workers in the U.S., you need only think about Cayce Seal of Bay St. Louis, Miss. While working on a power pole in New Orleans in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

What is data-driven construction safety?

April 13, 2023

Via: ISHN

As one of the world’s most dangerous industries, construction faces continual pressure to improve its safety posture. If the sector hopes to achieve that, it must overcome its historical reluctance to embrace new technologies. Data-driven construction safety enables the most […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Dallas contractor talks future of construction safety, data

April 6, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Matt Terry introduces himself by talking about his wife and two young sons before mentioning his career. He says he’s excited to think his boys, 8 and 10, will someday be working in construction like him. An executive vice president […]


News

Construction Dive’s 2023 conference guide

November 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

For 2023, more of the construction industry’s major conferences, meetings and other events are looking to return to their in-person roots. Take a look below to see what the road ahead looks like for 2023’s biggest industry events. Please check […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Understand your jobsite safety climate strengths & weaknesses

October 3, 2022

Via: ISHN

Refugio Alvarez. Eric Buschard. Rebecca Klein. Aaron Boggs. Four safety and health professionals from across the country who share a common bond: all enthusiastically use a free safety climate assessment and improvement tool created by CPWR – The Center for […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA’s Fatal Four: Avoiding Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

May 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in which is why programs and initiatives like Construction Safety Week (May 3 – 7, 2021) are so important to raising awareness about the importance of construction safety. Of the […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

High-tech machines take skyscraper construction safety to new heights

April 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Two major tall building projects have benefited from robotic-style technology in recent months to speed construction time and keep employees safe while working at height. The project team for the 50 Hudson Yards in New York City relied on an […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

When The Construction Project Team Made 122 Design Changes in the Name of Safety

March 25, 2021

Via: ENR

It’s not every day that a project interior designer sits down with the project team to discuss construction and occupant safety. But in 2019, Keith Switzer, who heads interior design firm INTEC Group, found himself in meetings doing just that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

DOL’s construction safety advisory committee to discuss opioids, suicide

March 4, 2020

Via: ISHN

A pair of trending topics will be on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Workgroups. The Emerging and Current Issues workgroup will meet from 1:00 p.m. to […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Increase in Number of Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries For Construction Workers in 2018

December 26, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

It’s no secret that construction is dangerous work. That’s way safety should always be the top priority on every jobsite. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data and the Census of Fatal […]