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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction employers run afoul of fall protection regs

September 16, 2019

Via: ISHN

A fatal fall was among the OSHA enforcement cases finalized over the past few days – violations that show a persistent failure among some construction industry employers to address fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

This week in workplace safety

September 13, 2019

Via: ISHN

A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning in Clearwater, Florida when he was struck by a backhoe. According to Clearwater police, the incident occurred as crews were clearing land for a town home development. The victim was pronounced dead at […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Climbing-style helmets offer a wider field of vision

September 9, 2019

Via: ISHN

Wearing a hard hat is essential for protecting your most valuable tool: your brain. The effects of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can be devastating, not just for the injured, but for their families as well. There are two important […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

What If The Safety Hazard Never Existed?

September 3, 2019

Via: ENR

No one can say for certain if New York City’s shameful spring 2019 construction safety breakdown, when three construction workers died in a single April week, and a fourth in May, could possibly have been prevented by the practice of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

New job hazard analysis sheets can help concrete contractors

August 23, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, […]


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 […]