Category: Construction Site Safety

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Indiana DOT emphasizes work zone safety as road construction season begins

April 20, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is leveraging innovations in technology and equipment to reduce the risk of crashes in work zones as a record-setting 2021 road construction season begins in Indiana. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness joined law enforcement and […]

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

Projected 2020 U.S. pedestrian death rate on pace for record high, report says

March 29, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020. GHSA says this spike in pedestrian fatalities came as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, […]

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

OSHA launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, prioritizes onsite inspections

March 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Even though construction employers are on the list for inspections under the program, area offices can delete employers from that list if they have had previous COVID-19-related inspections in the previous 12 months with the following outcomes: Were issued serious […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

With Biden’s ETS deadline looming, feds find OSHA compromised worker safety

March 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Specifically, the IG recommended that: OSHA prioritize very high and high-risk employers for COVID-19-related on-site inspections, particularly as businesses reopen and increase operations. Track remote inspections retroactively to Feb. 1, 2020, and continue tracking them. Compare remote inspections to on-site […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

When should you replace your personal protective equipment?

March 3, 2021


On dangerous or risky job sites, and within certain environments, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times. It makes perfect sense, because the gear is designed specifically to mitigate severe or fatal accidents. Helmets, for example, protect […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

CDC updates mental health guidelines for contractors

February 26, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

A recent article in the Scandanavian Journal of Public Health called COVID-19 and mental health in construction a “perfect storm.” The article’s conclusion urges governments, the industry and individual workplaces to act quickly to mitigate suicide risks. “Anticipating, preparing and […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New York creates statewide construction death registry

February 25, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The legislation requires all coroners and medical examiners to report construction industry workplace deaths within 72 hours to New York State’s Department of Labor, which is tasked with maintaining the registry. Once that information is cataloged, DOL is then charged […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

5 Ways Technology Improves Safety at Construction Sites

February 17, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites house nearly 6.5 million American workers and their safety is a key concern for employers. Despite this, the fatality rate in the construction industry is the highest in the U.S. Workers at these sites constantly have to monitor […]