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Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Asbestos safety measures for construction workers

September 27, 2021

Via: ISHN

Each year, members of the cancer community recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD) by spreading awareness about the disease. Mesothelioma is a preventable type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Today, laws prohibit new uses of asbestos in the U.S, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

1,499 stop work orders issued in NYC construction sweep

September 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Falls on worksites are a national problem. Out of 1,102 construction fatalities in 2019, 401 resulted from falls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The problem is even more pronounced in New York City, where since 2015, construction falls […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

The Best Safety Harnesses for Construction Worker

September 21, 2021

Via: Construction Informer Blog

For workers at the construction site, many risks and hazards threaten to hurt them if they are not fully protected. The most common dangers are moving objects, falling, stripping, vibration, etc. Among them, we can reduce the risk of working […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA to develop heat standard

September 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other climate-related hazard, and workers’ rights groups and public health officials have long pushed for a federal worker safety rule, according to Politico. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in the release that increasingly […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors tackle worker suicides, mental health stigma

September 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Michelle Walker knows construction. It’s been her life, growing up in a small Canadian oil town where her father was a contractor, to now, working as an executive at a subcontracting firm. And she knows the toll it can take […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Test the dust your manufacturing process generates to improve indoor air quality

September 1, 2021

Via: ISHN

Controlling the dust generated by manufacturing processes is critical to maintaining indoor air quality. A high-efficiency dust collector with cartridge-style filters can help, but it must be designed specifically for your operation to effectively filter hazardous dust to make the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA sets fines at $1.3M for contractor in workers’ deaths

August 20, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Atlantic Coast Utilities and Moloney for comment through publicly available contact information for the company, but the individual who answered the phone claimed it was the wrong number. In a statement obtained by the Associated […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

U.S. leaders in heat safety create the first ever National Heat Safety Coalition

July 29, 2021

Via: ISHN

MISSION, the preeminent innovators of cooling and heat relief technologies and Magid, the industrial leader in workplace safety innovations, announced they are coming together with The Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) at the University of Connecticut, the nation’s leading heat safety […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Material Thefts, Project Delays and The Need for Security

July 23, 2021

Via: ENR

Read the news any day of the week and you’ll find story after story of construction site lumber, appliance and equipment theft. What makes these thefts particularly painful is not only the cost of the equipment, but the cost of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety helmets vs. hard hats

July 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The image of a construction worker wearing a hard hat is iconic. Whether it’s high atop a skyscraper or on the ground, everyone on a job site must wear a hard hat, visitors included. However, is that mainstay of construction—the […]