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Category: Hazards


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

June 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The antiracism protests spurred by the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police in Minneapolis has put business owners on guard and looking for ways to protect their property against looters and others intent on inflicting […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

June 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Now that moratoriums on nonessential construction have been lifted across the country, contractors are getting back to work with new protocols and provisions in place. From tool sanitization, hand-washing stations, staggered work schedules and mandatory face coverings, an emphasis on […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Viewpoint: Six Degrees of Separation: A Roadmap for Safe Return to Work

June 1, 2020

Via: ENR

The COVID-19 pandemic means we must adapt to different workspaces and lifestyles, beyond simply moving desks around and providing hand sanitizer. We must also reevaluate existing spaces and recalibrate standards. The six new degrees of separation include: First, do a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

OSHA issues new COVID-19 guidance

May 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In its latest guidance to employers, OSHA acknowledged that it could be difficult to determine whether employees diagnosed with COVID-19 were exposed at work or elsewhere, so the agency went into more detail than it previously has about how employers […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Scaffolding Safety in Construction | ConstructConnect

May 22, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

We all know that fall hazards are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for about 33.5% of all fatalities in construction each year. Of the 338 construction worker fatalities attributed to falls in 2018, close to 15% were […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 Health and Safety Tips for Essential Construction Workers

May 20, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Businesses across the country and around the globe must close their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Anything not considered essential is closed, and that includes many construction sites and projects. On the other side of the coin, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Sustainability

Construction trade unions take different approaches to keeping workers safe during pandemic

April 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Once it was obvious that the coronavirus outbreak had become a major threat in the United States, local and state governments began shutting down businesses they deemed nonessential. But even then, most construction work was considered essential in many areas […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boston Becomes First City to Shutter Construction Sites Because of Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Via: ENR

In the middle of a building boom, Boston officials are shutting down all construction in the city over mounting concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Starting March 17, contractors and builders across the city will be required to shut […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA advisory committee discusses major industry hazards

March 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Committee members also discussed ways to intervene with employees who are misusing or abusing opioids, as construction workers are six to seven times as likely as workers in other industries to die of overdoses. The construction industry also faces a […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors in US’ coronavirus-affected areas say it’s business as usual

March 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is spreading in parts of the United States. The western region of the country has been hit the hardest, with nine deaths in the Seattle area and 43 cases of infections in California, […]