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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 […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

New Helmets to Hardhats director on how to attract veterans to construction jobs

June 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed construction across the country, firms continue to struggle to fill jobsites with skilled labor, and one of the largest pools of attractive candidates is former military staff. David Porter is the newly appointed […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

June 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The antiracism protests spurred by the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis has put business owners on guard and looking for ways to protect their property against looters and others intent on inflicting […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

June 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. From tool sanitization, hand-washing stations, staggered work schedules and mandatory face coverings, an emphasis on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Viewpoint: Six Degrees of Separation: A Roadmap for Safe Return to Work

June 1, 2020

Via: ENR

The COVID-19 pandemic means we must adapt to different workspaces and lifestyles, beyond simply moving desks around and providing hand sanitizer. We must also reevaluate existing spaces and recalibrate standards. The six new degrees of separation include: First, do a […]