Construction

ASSP and SafetyCulture Offer New Training on Mobile Devices

June 18, 2024

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has joined with SafetyCulture, a global technology company, to help frontline workers stay up-to-date on federal safety and health standards. A new series of bite-sized refresher training courses are now accessible on any mobile device and can be completed on-site in just 15 minutes. The 27 new courses are designed around standards…

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Successful Premire of CIOSH THAILAND 2024

June 14, 2024

CIOSH THAILAND, the only specialist trade exhibition dedicated to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in Southeast Asia, successfully concluded its first edition last week at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC). The event welcomed 3,117 trade visitors and industry professionals, with and international share of almost 20 percent – attendees came 20 nations, including Laos, Indonesia,…

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What’s New in Construction Safety?

June 13, 2024

Evan R. Hardin, Director of Safety, Health & Environmental Specialists for Fastenal, talks about fall protection, head protection and heat stress prevention in the construction industry. Evan covers trends, solutions and best practices for safety managers in this wide-ranging interview. Learn more about Fastenal at www.fastenal.com.

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National Safety Month: Shurtape’s Technology Improves Workplace Safety

June 5, 2024

With construction, transportation, and warehousing jobs overwhelmingly leading the way in workplace incidents, safety leaders often preach that workplace injuries are preventable. Shurtape Technologies, a leader in adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, has been dedicated to coming up with a solution to address this key issue. Maintenance record keeping is a vital part…

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ELOKON and Carroll Technologies Announce Distribution Partnership

May 24, 2024

ELOKON, a global leader in advanced safety and fleet management systems for industrial vehicles, has announced its strategic partnership with Carroll Technologies Group, the leading provider of safety and communication equipment to several important industrial sectors. ELOKON brings to the table its world-class portfolio of forklift safety systems, designed to protect personnel, assets, and infrastructure…

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Use Your Head: Don’t Neglect Eye and Face Protection

May 3, 2024

By Milwaukee Tool, Contributor Eye and face protection is as vital as ever in construction and the skilled trades. In 2020, there were more than 18,000 eye injuries in American workplaces, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction workers accounted for more than 2,000 of them, the highest incident rate among all industries. In…

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Stay a Step Ahead of Workplace Hazards: How to Select and Maintain a New Pair of Safety Boots

May 3, 2024

By Kevin Oberle, Contributor Proper safety footwear is key to preparedness on the jobsite. In addition to providing protection, when workers are confident in each step, they are better able to focus on the current task at hand. As a result, having well-maintained and reliable work boots can help prevent injuries and lead to increased…

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Head Protection is Evolving – Are You?

May 3, 2024

By Milwaukee Tool, Contributor It is critical that construction workers be equipped with state-of-the art head protection. Designed to provide better and more comprehensive impact protection, Type 2 safety helmets have become increasingly popular as technologies have evolved to ensure improved worker safety and productivity on the jobsite. Recognizing their benefits, the Occupational Safety and…

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Electrical Fatalities in the Workplace

May 3, 2024

By Daniel Majano and Brianne Deerwester, Contributors Contact with or exposure to electricity continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 1,322 workplace fatalities involving electricity between 2011 and 2022. Of the workplace electrical fatalities…

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Risks of Leading and Sharp Edge Situations in Fall Protection

May 3, 2024

By Rick Pedley, Contributor Construction workers often find themselves working on elevated surfaces without rails and siding. Fall arrest systems and self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) can be used to prevent workers from falling over the side, but sharp and leading edges present risks of their own. A sharp edge is any corner that isn’t perfectly round,…

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