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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Florida construction fall reveals a host of hazards

June 3, 2019

Via: ISHN

OSHA inspectors who arrived at a Florida construction site to investigate an employee’s near-fatal fall found didn’t have to look far to find fall and other safety hazards at the project. Three of the four Florida-based residential contractors involved with […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors to drivers: Go slow in highway work zones

May 29, 2019

Via: ISHN

Sixty-seven percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). In […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

ABC lays out steps for reducing safety incidents by 85%

May 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Companies that take proactive measures to prevent jobsite safety breaches can their number of incidents by 85%, according to a new Associated Builders and Contractors study. The ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report is based on data from member contractors that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to negotiate safety practice in a construction company

May 8, 2019

Via: ISHN

Construction is a high hazard activity. Workers face serious dangers posed by heavy machinery, sharp objects, falling objects, falls from heights, asbestos, silica, electrocutions, among many other hazards. It’s in the best interest of workers and construction companies to ensure […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Day 2 training materials for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

May 7, 2019

Via: ISHN

The OSHA Jacksonville Area Office and the Safety Alliance – Jacksonville Chapter (SAFE) (henceforth “SAFE”) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

4 Tips for Ensuring Work Zone Traffic Safety

April 26, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

In light of National Work Zone Awareness Week, we found it pertinent to address the proper procedure for redirecting traffic and utilizing proper signage in work zones. Due to the many dangers on the road, and especially on highways, orange […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Fall, trenching & hazmat hazards: safety violations across the USA

April 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

A fatal fall, hazmat exposure and trenching hazards are among the workplace conditions that resulted in federal and state OSHA violations in recent cases. California fines contractor after worker fatally injured California OSHA issued four citations and $67,500 in penalties […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to Minimize the Risk of Disruption on the Construction Site

April 17, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction projects run on strict deadlines, keeping up with client demands, weather changes, missing supplies, and other problems to complete on schedule. A disruption can throw a figurative wrench into the works, making the job that much harder. What are […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Three NYC construction workers die in one week

April 15, 2019

Via: ISHN

Three New York City construction workers died last week at three different worksites – two as the result of struck-by incidents. In Brooklyn, news sources report that 34 year-old Gregory Echevarria was killed when part of a crane he was […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]