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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety helmets vs. hard hats

July 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The image of a construction worker wearing a hard hat is iconic. Whether it’s high atop a skyscraper or on the ground, everyone on a job site must wear a hard hat, visitors included. However, is that mainstay of construction—the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 Tips for Resolving Conflicts on the Construction Site

July 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Conflicts on the construction site are a common occurrence. Disputes and disagreements are going to arise when you have multiple parties such as general contractors, owners, architects, subcontractors working together to complete a project. These stakeholders have different opinions and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

7 PPE Safety Tips and Tricks for Construction Workers

July 2, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

In the construction industry, personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered the last line of defense when it comes to protecting workers from injuries on the jobsite. Employers are required to implement engineering controls and other safety measures to guard against […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Falls still leading cause of death in construction industry

June 30, 2021

Via: ISHN

It’s no secret that falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. It’s critical you emphasize and address fall hazards on your worksite. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, there were 320 fatal falls […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

In ‘zero tolerance’ safety push, NYC inspectors stop work on 322 jobsites

June 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The zero-tolerance sweeps followed three worker deaths in recent weeks, two of which were the result of falls. Increasing focus on safety issues like fall protection is a positive in the areas that require it, said Mike Elmendorf, president and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Beat the Heat: Keeping Cool at the Construction Site

May 28, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Technically, the first day of meteorological summer doesn’t arrive until next Tuesday when, but parts of the country have already seen record or near-record highs this month. The folks over at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, News

Contractors weigh new OSHA guidance on adverse vaccine reactions

May 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has been issuing guidance to employers on how to keep their workers safe since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the federal safety agency only recently submitted its draft of an emergency temporary standard to President Joe Biden’s […]


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 […]