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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

June 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Due to lack of power during the initial stages of construction projects, some sites rely on air horns as an evacuation method on construction sites, but it’s not without drawbacks. Sean Ryan, environmental health safety manager at Turner Construction, said […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Valero Energy Refinery, Contractors Fined $1.75M in 2021 Worker Death

May 31, 2022

Via: ENR

San Antonio-based oil refining giant Valero Energy Corp. and three contractors working at its San Francisco Bay-area refinery face combined fines totaling more than $1.75 million for multiple state safety violations—including a number of willful and serious infractions—which ed to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

It’s construction season: Time for a refresher on worksite safety protocols

May 25, 2022

Via: ISHN

Every spring, as the days get warmer and the weather gets consistently drier, the construction industry ramps up their projects and construction season officially begins. And with the onset of various projects between infrastructure, specialized industrial, institutional or commercial construction, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Robust equipment, safety plan upgrades key to reducing fall fatalities

May 12, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction managers don’t have a silver bullet approach at their disposal to prevent onsite falls. Instead, protective gear needs to fit the unique scenarios and structural considerations for each specific jobsite, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

8 fundamental questions construction firms must answer to create an effective integrated safety program

May 9, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction has a massive safety problem — and it’s costing firms untold losses in injuries, workers’ compensation and lost productivity. In fact, the cost of all construction injuries in the United States in 2019 was $171 billion according to the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Georgia DOT urges safety in construction zones

April 29, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The summer travel is starting soon, which means there will be more cars on Georgia highways. Along with the increase in traffic, there are several big construction projects happening, including the 1-95 and I-16 interchange. The Georgia Department of Transportation […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Report: Construction workers on the front lines of climate change risks

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

According to the LAO report, California faces five major hazards resulting from climate change: Higher temperatures and extreme heat. More frequent and intense drought. Increased flood risk. Worsening wildfires. Coastal flooding and erosion. It suggests that taking preemptive steps to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA cites Florida construction contractor after fatal incident

April 19, 2022

Via: ISHN

A federal investigation into how a 47-year-old carpenter was fatally injured on Oct. 6, 2021, at the Pinellas Gateway Express project in Clearwater, Florida found his employer violated safety standards by allowing workers to remain in a crane load’s danger […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Here comes the sun: OSHA launches new program for heat safety

April 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Between 2011 and 2019, 344 people died from work-related heat exposure, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Roughly 42%, or 144, of those fatalities were of workers in construction, repair or cleaning. Between 2015 and 2020, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Listen up: OSHA establishes regional emphasis program to protect Midwest workers’ hearing

March 31, 2022

Via: ISHN

Twenty-two million workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year, a figure nearly equivalent to the population of Florida. To reduce noise hazards and protect workers’ hearing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Kansas City […]