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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Investigation finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented worker’s fatal fall

May 9, 2024

Via: ISHN

A Georgia construction contractor’s failure to enforce safety regulations at an Arcadia, Florida worksite led to a 31-year-old steel erector suffering fatal fall injuries, an incident caused by the same workplace safety violations for which federal inspectors cited the employer […]


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, Construction Techniques, Hazards

The vanguard of safety: How 3D lift planning is leading the way

April 8, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction involves many hazardous operations. Crane lifts are particularly concerning, as they present risks from heavy machinery, heights and heavy loads all at once. New 3D lift planning technology can minimize these dangers. What is 3D lift planning? Lift planning […]


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

Construction safety goes high-tech

March 20, 2024

Via: ISHN

It’s no surprise that workers in the construction industry are at a high risk of accidents; the industry consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous in the U.S. The causes of workplace injuries have remained relatively unchanged over time, […]


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, Hazards

Workers raised concerns before Boise hangar collapse

March 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

At least two people employed by Big D Builders told the police that they had voiced concerns to the project’s supervisor, and a supervisor for Boise-based Inland Crane, which was working on the project, said he told Durrant the beams […]


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, Hazards

ASSP publishes first standard on heat stress in construction

February 26, 2024

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. Hundreds of thousands of workers frequently face outdoor hazards such as high heat and humidity. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction fire safety at ‘major crossroads,’ industry expert says

February 22, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In my two decades as a certified fire investigator, I have seen firsthand how fire can cause devastation to livelihoods and site assets, costing millions of dollars in damage and causing significant hits to project timelines and brand reputations. For […]


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, Hazards

The most dangerous safety threat in industrial work might be mental health

January 2, 2024

Via: ISHN

Industrial work is inherently dangerous. The careers can be advantageous, but accidents happen due to heavy machinery, materials and increased risks of slips, falls, and entrapments. However, none of those are the largest safety threats to workers in industrial fields […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction had the most fatalities of any industry last year

December 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Another trend also continued in construction: The “Fatal Four” — falls, struck-bys, caught-in/betweens and electrocutions — killed the majority of workers. Other nationwide takeaways from the BLS report include: A U.S. worker died every 96 minutes in 2022, compared to […]


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, Hazards

Boosting mental resilience: How to safeguard construction workers’ well-being

December 6, 2023

Via: ISHN

The safety of construction workers is undoubtedly of utmost importance. Construction hazards are rampant and extremely dangerous. The field is known for these dangers, but some lesser-known issues need to be brought to light. The mental well-being of construction employees […]