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Category: Hazards


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) […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Safety is hot keynote topic at AAMA Fall Conference

August 14, 2019

Via: ISHN

Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk (shown above), motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hensel Phelps secures FAA waiver to fly drones over populated construction sites

July 31, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It would be useful to most contractors to be able to fly drones over their jobsites while activity is in full swing, allowing them to make more observations of the work in progress, the number of people on site and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Clark employee killed, four others injured at university jobsite

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Large contractors like Clark typically have safety policies and procedures in place to protect against accidents. On the Clark website, a general company statement says that Clark is “committed to safety above all else.” The federal OSHA database indicates that […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Engineers implement system to improve practices through reporting of failures

July 29, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. review panel, according to ENR, won’t be limited to just engineers. It will also include lawyers, code officials and others in the construction industry, presumably who cover all the potential issues that could arise from a reported incident. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Employer or employee: Who’s to blame for OSHA violations?

July 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Although Sarasota, Florida-based Crown Roofing has been subject to multiple OSHA inspections on its project sites during the last four years, company executives say they are not completely at fault. The firm has contested the more than $500,000 in fines […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction worker dies after falling more than 30 feet off overpass

July 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A construction worker died after he fell June 21st from the flyover being built over Beltway 8 near Highway 288 in the Houston area. The incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. along the South Beltway feeder road heading west toward Highway […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

The other fatal 4: report warns of less-considered major construction health hazards

June 27, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Ask anyone familiar with construction hazards, and you’ll likely hear about those on OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations annual list or the agency’s Fatal Four — falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions and caught-in-between accidents. The danger of falls, in particular, has […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Federal study highlights dangers facing military construction contractors

June 25, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Onsite safety measures are nothing new for U.S. construction workers and for the contractors that employ them. Private companies have instituted a wide range of initiatives to keep their workers as injury-free as possible, driven by both the financial benefits […]