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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Mental Health Initiatives for Construction Professionals

October 18, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

One in five Americans struggles with a mental health condition. Society has created a schema of those at risk for psychiatric disorders— women, teenagers, abuse victims and so on. It’s not unusual for this schema to give less regard to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Improving job-site safety through BIM technology

October 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Okland Construction uses BIM technology to win more work and be more competitive. But the tech-forward company has found that the benefits of BIM extend into another area that all construction firms grapple with every day — site safety. Construction-injury […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

7 ways to keep your highway construction workers safe

October 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The most lethal threat to highway zone construction workers is the possibility they will be struck, either by a passing car or construction vehicle. In 2017, 132 individuals working in highway construction zones were killed in this way, reported the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC may revoke construction licenses after fatalities

September 24, 2019

Via: ISHN

The recent deaths of employees during construction projects may cost three New York contractors their special rigger licenses – if the city’s Buildings Department’s prevails in its effort to revoke them. The special rigger licenses of Wayne Bellet of Bellet […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction employers run afoul of fall protection regs

September 16, 2019

Via: ISHN

A fatal fall was among the OSHA enforcement cases finalized over the past few days – violations that show a persistent failure among some construction industry employers to address fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

This week in workplace safety

September 13, 2019

Via: ISHN

A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning in Clearwater, Florida when he was struck by a backhoe. According to Clearwater police, the incident occurred as crews were clearing land for a town home development. The victim was pronounced dead at […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Climbing-style helmets offer a wider field of vision

September 9, 2019

Via: ISHN

Wearing a hard hat is essential for protecting your most valuable tool: your brain. The effects of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can be devastating, not just for the injured, but for their families as well. There are two important […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

What If The Safety Hazard Never Existed?

September 3, 2019

Via: ENR

No one can say for certain if New York City’s shameful spring 2019 construction safety breakdown, when three construction workers died in a single April week, and a fourth in May, could possibly have been prevented by the practice of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New job hazard analysis sheets can help concrete contractors

August 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA to phase out ladder cages and wells

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

There’s going to be some big changes in the fall safety industry. In 2017, OSHA published new regulations regarding fixed ladders that will shape how workers are protected for years to come. First of all, the ruling from OSHA 1910.28(b)(9) […]