Category: Construction Site Safety

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor gets jail sentence for worker trench deaths

December 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Atlantic Drain employees Higgins and Mattocks were killed Oct. 21, 2016, after the trench in which they were working caved in. The two were buried up to the waist in dirt and were drowned within seconds after a fire hydrant […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NJ construction company pays OSHA penalties after 21 years of resistance

December 6, 2019


After more than two decades years of legal wrangling, OSHA has finally collected $412,000 in penalties assessed to a New Jersey construction company for safety violations – plus interest. The action comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Missouri company repeats trenching hazards

November 27, 2019


When OSHA inspectors saw employees of Blue Nile Contractors, Inc. exposed to trenching and excavation hazards while installing water lines at a Kansas City, Missouri jobsite, it wasn’t a first for the company. Among the violations arising from that May […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Surprise inspectors stop work at more than 2K NYC construction sites and counting

November 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Still, some construction workers and their advocates say that city construction sites are dangerous and that more attention needs to be paid to safety training. To that end, last week, the New York City Department of Buildings announced that its […]

Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

Wearable technologies for improved safety and health on construction sites

November 18, 2019


Wearable technologies are an increasingly popular consumer electronic for a variety of applications at home and at work. In general, these devices include accessories and clothing that incorporate advanced electronic technologies, often with smartphone or ‘internet of things’ (IoT) connectivity. […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Advancements in Construction Safety

November 13, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

No matter which construction site you visit or what the job entails, there are going to be plenty of potential hazards to be found. It’s just part of the job, frankly, and those working on construction sites get used to […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Construction workers most likely to use cocaine, misuse opioids

November 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As more state and local governments legalize marijuana for various uses, employers must find a way to balance a desire to broaden talent pools with the need to maintain a safe workplace. For those in the construction industry, that calculation […]

Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards, Regulations

Group focused on using AI for construction safety gains key members

November 7, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Five notable firms have joined a construction industry group aiming to use artificial intelligence to predict hazards and conditions that lead to safety incidents at construction sites. Skanska USA, Skanska Sweden, Webcor Builders, Obayashi, and concrete contractor Lithko Contracting have […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

U.S. military demands landlords address health hazards in troop housing

October 28, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Three branches of the U.S. military are more intently scrutinizing housing landlord Balfour Beatty Communities with concerns over health hazards and maintenance practices, according to a Reuters report. The Air Force issued an ultimatum for Balfour Beatty to submit a […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

The top OSHA fines of Q3 2019

October 22, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA covered familiar territory as it doled out citations and fines in the third quarter of 2019. Excavation, fall and trenching hazards dominate the list, although there is one entry that deals with asbestos violations. OSHA did experience a shift […]