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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boston Becomes First City to Shutter Construction Sites Because of Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Via: ENR

In the middle of a building boom, Boston officials are shutting down all construction in the city over mounting concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Starting March 17, contractors and builders across the city will be required to shut […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA advisory committee discusses major industry hazards

March 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Committee members also discussed ways to intervene with employees who are misusing or abusing opioids, as construction workers are six to seven times as likely as workers in other industries to die of overdoses. The construction industry also faces a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors in US’ coronavirus-affected areas say it’s business as usual

March 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is spreading in parts of the United States. The western region of the country has been hit the hardest, with nine deaths in the Seattle area and 43 cases of infections in California, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

DOL’s construction safety advisory committee to discuss opioids, suicide

March 4, 2020

Via: ISHN

A pair of trending topics will be on the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Workgroups. The Emerging and Current Issues workgroup will meet from 1:00 p.m. to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction’s toll on workers

March 2, 2020

Via: ISHN

During a 45-year career, there is a one in 200 chance that a construction worker will die from a work-related incident. That’s a pretty scary statistic. In addition, one in every 10 construction personnel is injured annually, according to OSHA,1 […]


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

Construction Dive readers concur: Cellphones negatively affecting jobsite productivity, safety

February 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When managers at Camarata Masonry Systems in Houston recently had suspicions that phones were contributing to safety issues and a lack of productivity on jobsites, one of the company’s superintendents decided to test out the theory. He gathered cellphones from […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Get ready for the 2020 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

February 21, 2020

Via: ISHN

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down is an […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Virginia Construction Fire Ruled Accidental

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

Fairfax County, Va., fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused a massive construction fire that caused more than $48 million in damage at an incomplete mixed-use complex in Alexandria on February 8. The fire, which investigators ruled as accidental, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Should you be afraid to report workplace injuries?

February 6, 2020

Via: ISHN

Employees should not be afraid to report workplace injuries or hazardous conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act prohibits employer retaliation against employees who report workplace violations or file work injury claims. OSHA regulations mandate workplace safety for all employees. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Worker killed at $1.5B Amazon airport project in Kentucky

February 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Whiting-Turner Kokosing broke ground on the project last May. The new hub, which will include a ramp tower, sortation facilities and, ultimately, space for up to 100 aircrafts, will help the internet retailer meet its “fast and free” shipping obligations […]