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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to Minimize the Risk of Disruption on the Construction Site

April 17, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction projects run on strict deadlines, keeping up with client demands, weather changes, missing supplies, and other problems to complete on schedule. A disruption can throw a figurative wrench into the works, making the job that much harder. What are […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

After deadly week, NYC worker advocates demand better safety training

April 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A coalition of New York City labor organizations is holding a protest today about safety training inadequacies in the city, particularly for immigrant workers. The protest comes on the heels of a particularly deadly week in the city’s construction industry, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The top OSHA fines of Q1 2019

April 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA was as active as ever this quarter inspecting jobsites and doling out fines to construction companies that subject their workers to hazards, and that activity might be increasing soon. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told a House appropriations committee […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Three NYC construction workers die in one week

April 15, 2019

Via: ISHN

Three New York City construction workers died last week at three different worksites – two as the result of struck-by incidents. In Brooklyn, news sources report that 34 year-old Gregory Echevarria was killed when part of a crane he was […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC construction worker fatally struck by stone slab

April 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has requirements for the assembly of all types of scaffolding, including suspended systems like the one reportedly used by Vlad. As a general rule, suspended scaffolding systems are supposed to be anchored only to stable building components capable of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction fall fatalities still highest among all industries: What more can we do?

April 11, 2019

Via: ISHN

Falls are the leading cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. In 2017, there were 366 fall fatalities out of 971 total fatalities in construction. According to the CPWR, from 2011-2015, 61% of fatal […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Travelers cuts opioid use among injured construction workers

April 4, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Travelers Companies, Inc. reports that it has reduced opioid use by nearly 40 percent among the injured construction workers it has helped, thanks in part to the Early Severity Predictor® model, which helps predict which injured employees are at […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA slaps $106K on Georgia contractor’s trenching hazards

April 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA said it conducted the investigation as part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation. Under the NEP, OSHA inspectors increase enforcement at excavation and trenching jobsites. Since these types of projects can begin and end […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Construction Site

March 27, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer, making it one of the most dangerous threats on the construction site. CO is odorless, meaning that whether it’s present on its own or among other “regular” gases and smells, it’s utterly undetectable. […]