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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA reveals most-violated standards related to COVID-19

November 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In addition torespiratory protection citations, OSHA also cited employers with violations of: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Subpart 1904). Personal Protective Equipment (1910.132). General Duty Clause (OSH Act 5(a)(1)). On its website, OSHA says that in order to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Pennsylvania issues new COVID-19 measures that affect construction

November 19, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The order states that employers must “mitigate or eliminate” workers and site visitors who cannot wear or refuse to wear an acceptable face covering. Workers who are physically isolated, like in the cab of heavy equipment, as they perform their […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How To Safely Use Sealants and Coatings During Construction

November 13, 2020

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

There are many different types of sealants and coatings used in building construction. When applying sealants and coatings to any surface, you need to make sure that you’re following the standard safety guidelines. Take a look at the following safety […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction contractor Basewell tackles dust hazards

November 6, 2020

Via: ISHN

Establishing any construction project is a careful balancing act between many legal, financial and social responsibilities. Firms not only have a responsibility to shareholders and business partners, but to their workers, the local authority and site neighbors in the wider […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Interaction of Expertise

The 2 Types of Welding Helmets You Need To Consider

November 3, 2020

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

A welding helmet is arguably the most integral piece of protective equipment a welder must use. Aside from physically covering your face from sparks, a welding helmet also protects your vision from dangerous infrared and ultraviolet rays, which are emitted […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

What are you breathing on the job? Watch out for these occupational respiratory health and safety hazards

October 29, 2020

Via: ISHN

Across the globe it’s estimated that 1 in 10 people will become sick due to respiratory hazards encountered in the workplace annually, according to The American Journal of Respiratory Care and Medicine. Respiratory hazards can occur in several forms in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction firms step up efforts to eradicate hate

October 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

For many construction companies, 2020 has been a year of reckoning. The public outcry following George Floyd’s death in police custody this spring, coupled with nearly 20 reported racist acts at construction sites across North America, have spurred contractors to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Biggest OSHA fines of Q3 2020

October 20, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Just as in the second quarter of 2020, federal and state OSHA officials have not let the COVID-19 pandemic stand in the way of inspecting jobsites and, if necessary, levying large fines against contractors that they believe are not providing […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Report: Nearly half of America’s deadliest jobs are in construction

October 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry jobs that made the list of the top 25 most dangerous jobs include: derrick workers, who set up and operate drilling equipment roofers ironworkers crane operators landscaping supervisors highway and general maintenance workers mining machine operators cement […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to reduce dust exposure for construction workers

October 12, 2020

Via: ISHN

What makes dust so harmful for construction workers is that it’s a combination of particles from various materials used on project sites. These fine grains could be heavy metals, asbestos, pollen, silica and much more. If inhaled, this dust can […]