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Construction Site Safety, Hazards, News, Regulations

Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 National Emphasis Program For Construction Industry

May 14, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

OSHA, as associated with the safety and health of the employees, introduced National Emphasis Program (NEP) considering the effect of COVID-19. Since the spread of pandemics has shown some significant downtime for the construction industry like other businesses, the NEP […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction projects may need a post-pandemic update

May 13, 2021

Via: ISHN

The recent pandemic has affected construction sites across America. Personal protective equipment (PPE) has become more critical than ever — especially respirators and disposable gloves. COVID-19 has forced many projects to revisit their PPE assessment. As positivity rates change, employers […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Tips For Ladder Safety in Construction

May 7, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Last week we took a look at the deadliest jobs in construction. One of the stats we discussed was the fact that about 34% of all construction worker deaths are caused by falls. What might surprise you is the fact […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

10 Road Construction Work Zone Safety Tips

May 5, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Warmer weather means that roadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are popping up on our interstates, highways, and streets. It’s also the time of year when more people are on the road traveling […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA’s Fatal Four: Avoiding Construction’s Deadliest Hazards

May 3, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in which is why programs and initiatives like Construction Safety Week (May 3 – 7, 2021) are so important to raising awareness about the importance of construction safety. Of the […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

High-tech machines take skyscraper construction safety to new heights

April 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Two major tall building projects have benefited from robotic-style technology in recent months to speed construction time and keep employees safe while working at height. The project team for the 50 Hudson Yards in New York City relied on an […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Projected 2020 U.S. pedestrian death rate on pace for record high, report says

March 29, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that the U.S. pedestrian fatality rate rose 20% in the first six months of 2020. GHSA says this spike in pedestrian fatalities came as speeding, distracted and impaired driving, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

When The Construction Project Team Made 122 Design Changes in the Name of Safety

March 25, 2021

Via: ENR

It’s not every day that a project interior designer sits down with the project team to discuss construction and occupant safety. But in 2019, Keith Switzer, who heads interior design firm INTEC Group, found himself in meetings doing just that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, prioritizes onsite inspections

March 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Even though construction employers are on the list for inspections under the program, area offices can delete employers from that list if they have had previous COVID-19-related inspections in the previous 12 months with the following outcomes: Were issued serious […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

When should you replace your personal protective equipment?

March 3, 2021

Via: ISHN

On dangerous or risky job sites, and within certain environments, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times. It makes perfect sense, because the gear is designed specifically to mitigate severe or fatal accidents. Helmets, for example, protect […]