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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Questions linger about platforms suspended from cranes, derricks standard

October 22, 2018

Via: ISHN

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has received two key questions since the publication of ANSI/ASSP A10.28-2018, Safety Requirements for Work Platforms Suspended from Cranes or Derricks, which applies to platforms that companies suspend from the load lines of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Reducing the hazards of concrete drilling

October 22, 2018

Via: ISHN

Drilling into concrete can be dusty, loud, and physically exhausting. It also can expose workers to silica dust from sand and rock, which can damage the lungs if inhaled. Drilling also exposes workers to hand vibration and noise at levels […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Fighting the Fatal Four: OSHA-Based Solutions to Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

October 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

At first glance, the concept of the “fatal four” may sound like a scare tactic implemented by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep construction workers on their toes. However, these four hazards accounted for nearly 64% of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weekly Toll: Workers die at gas stations, construction sites, bowling alleys, chicken processing plants, in rivers and falling off buildings

October 9, 2018

Via: ISHN

Boom truck hits power lines in Flagler, electrocuting 2 workers PALM COAST, Fla. – Two construction workers were electrocuted Monday in an industrial accident in Flagler County, sheriff’s officials said. The men died around 8:30 a.m. on Sebastian Court in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Uncategorized

Fatal injuries at road construction sites among construction workers

September 6, 2018

Via: ISHN

Working at road construction sites can be dangerous. Between 2011 and 2016, 532 construction workers lost their lives at road construction sites, an average of 89 workers each year. The Center for Construction Research and Training’s (CPWR) Data Center recently […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Steps to keep buildings functioning after natural hazards

August 21, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

“Current standards and codes focus on preserving lives by reducing the likelihood of significant building damage or structural collapse from hazards,” said Steven McCabe, director of the NIST-led, multiagency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and one of the authors […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Using Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Construction Safety

August 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

New coalition to develop international fire safety standards

July 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The chair of the new coalition, Gary Strong, who is also the global building standards director of the RICS, said London’s Grenfell Tower tragedy indicates the level of need for a consistent set of international fire safety standards. In June […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

July 19, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

“The first step in managing and reducing the CO2 emissions associated with building construction is to calculate them, to know the importance of this environmental aspect and apply measures to improve the situation. To better understand the environmental impact and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

Using coal waste to create sustainable concrete

July 12, 2018

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The advance tackles two major environmental problems at once by making use of coal production waste and by significantly reducing the environmental impact of concrete production. Xianming Shi, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and graduate […]