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Category: Construction Site Safety


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Want input into head protection standard?

October 11, 2018

Via: ISHN

If you manufacture head protection, use it on the job or work for a government agency that has a regulatory interest in it, you are invited to help evaluate a voluntary standard for industrial head protection. The International Safety Equipment […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Fighting the Fatal Four: OSHA-Based Solutions to Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

October 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

At first glance, the concept of the “fatal four” may sound like a scare tactic implemented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep construction workers on their toes. However, these four hazards accounted for nearly 64% of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weekly Toll: Workers die at gas stations, construction sites, bowling alleys, chicken processing plants, in rivers and falling off buildings

October 9, 2018

Via: ISHN

Boom truck hits power lines in Flagler, electrocuting 2 workers PALM COAST, Fla. – Two construction workers were electrocuted Monday in an industrial accident in Flagler County, sheriff’s officials said. The men died around 8:30 a.m. on Sebastian Court in […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Real results from virtual reality: safer jobsites

September 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Virtual reality is making an impact in the construction industry, but not in ways that many would expect. The technology promises to provide solutions to everything from BIM to real estate site walkthroughs, but often gets lost in a seemingly […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction labor shortage exacerbates safety issues

September 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As a practical matter, a safe jobsite translates to lower costs of doing business. Even just a few injuries can force a contractor’s workers’ compensation premiums sky high, and, depending on the incident and the state in which it took […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Uncategorized

Fatal injuries at road construction sites among construction workers

September 6, 2018

Via: ISHN

Working at road construction sites can be dangerous. Between 2011 and 2016, 532 construction workers lost their lives at road construction sites, an average of 89 workers each year. The Center for Construction Research and Training’s (CPWR) Data Center recently […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Steps to keep buildings functioning after natural hazards

August 21, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

“Current standards and codes focus on preserving lives by reducing the likelihood of significant building damage or structural collapse from hazards,” said Steven McCabe, director of the NIST-led, multiagency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and one of the authors […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Using Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Construction Safety

August 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job […]


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 […]