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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 […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

10 Tips for Keeping Warm on the Construction Site

February 10, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Winter is right around the corner and we all know that construction work doesn’t get put on ice when the mercury starts dropping. Working in the cold can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions to keep your […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 tips for choosing the right safety gloves for the job at hand

February 9, 2021

Via: ISHN

Workers use their hands constantly throughout the day. One mistake or hazard could lead to a lifetime of pain and a limited range of motion. Companies tend to lose more time and money on hand-related injuries than any other type […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction employers can help alleviate workers’ risk of heart disease

February 1, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As builders, we are often tasked with creating new facilities — whether a hospital, science lab, airport or university building — that improve a community’s quality of life and contribute to its overall wellbeing. What is sometimes overlooked in our […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Top OSHA fines of Q4 2020 include citations for 4 deaths

January 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In the fourth quarter of 2020 as in many other quarters, fall protection safety standards have a prominent place on the list of top OSHA violations. However, there were also four deaths, as well as violations for failure to protect […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Biden will ask OSHA to reconsider decision to skip emergency coronavirus standards

January 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA can, under certain circumstances, issue emergency temporary standards that take effect immediately and remain in effect until it issues a permanent standard, according to the agency. The follow-up standard is “subject to the usual procedure for adopting a permanent […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 Signs You’re Overworking Your Construction Equipment

December 31, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

While early builders proved that construction with primitive tools and materials is possible, it would take them generations to accomplish what modern teams can do in a few months. Today’s equipment takes much of the weight off workers’ shoulders, but […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Wearable Biometric Sensor Brings Better Data on Heat-Related Illness in Construction

December 29, 2020

Via: ENR

Heat stress is a persistent problem on construction sites during the summer months. Workers tend to push themselves to keep working even as they begin to show signs of heat exhaustion, and safety can suffer as a result. So Ryan […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction Jobsite Deaths, Fatality Rate Climb

December 16, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction workplace fatalities continued to rise, reaching a 12-year-high in 2019 and the industry’s fatal-injury rate also turned upward, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The BLS annual report on occupational deaths, released on Dec. 16, shows that private-sector […]