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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

General contractor on deadly Amazon project has previous minor OSHA run-ins

September 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Conlan for comments on its previous OSHA inspections and the latest case in Suffolk but did not receive a response by press time. In addition, there have been no details released yet about the nature […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA’s new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

July 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has been fairly aggressive about updating the construction industry about how employers should respond to actual and suspected cases of COVID-19 and how it will enforce suspected violations of health and other safety standards during the pandemic. However, a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Using personal fall arrest systems require serious planning, training

July 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

Falling to a lower level may be a hazard employees are exposed to during their shift. However, taking the right precautions can keep employees who work four or more feet above a lower level from suffering injury or even death. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Rising temps on the worksite: Hot weather and COVID could be a recipe for disaster

July 14, 2020

Via: ISHN

As if 2020 couldn’t get any more stressful, experts predict it will be the hottest year on record for atmospheric temperatures. The heat comes at a time when managing productivity and safety to maximize revenue for struggling industries is paramount. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Which face coverings are best for preventing jobsite coronavirus spread?

July 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

While any face covering will help contain the usual droplets that come from coughing, sneezing and even speaking, there are things to look for in a face covering to maximize jobsite safety from the coronavirus. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Wisconsin-based contractor deploys facial recognition to test for COVID-19 symptoms

July 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When paper-based health screenings were too cumbersome to manage remotely, Wisconsin-based contractor The Boldt Co. turned to a digital solution. Managers now are using facial recognition and temperature scanning from a mounted camera to ensure employees aren’t showing signs of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Building in Brooklyn Being Demolished After Partial Collapse

July 2, 2020

Via: ENR

A three-story building in Brooklyn, N.Y., is being demolished following a partial collapse that occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:40 p.m. The building, at 348 Court Street in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, was the location of a Body Elite Gym, closed […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When workers arrive at a Skanska jobsite at the University of Delaware, they are asked a series of questions such as, “Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?” and ” Have you, or has anyone in your family, been in contact with […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New study: Health risk behaviors among construction workers

June 25, 2020

Via: ISHN

New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that several behaviors that contribute to higher health risks are more prevalent among construction workers than workers in other industries. This new study was recently published in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New wearable system monitors construction workers’ body temperature

June 17, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

During the hot summer months, construction workers are among those at the highest risk of heat exhaustion, according to OSHA, especially when working outdoors on roofing or roadway projects. Using the patch system, workers can track and follow their own […]