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Category: Hazards


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 […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSH across the U.S.A.: falls, struck-by, amputation hazards

June 21, 2019

Via: ISHN

California worker struck, killed by tractor California OSHA issued four citations and $68,438 in penalties to USF Reddaway Inc. after a worker was fatally struck by a tractor at a truck terminal. Inspectors found that the company failed to ensure […]


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 […]