Construction

OSHA Revised the Combustible Dust Emphasis Program

January 30, 2024

Are your policies and inspection procedures up-to-date? By: Rachel Krubsack, Contributor In January 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), CPL 03-00-008, which replaces its March 2008 directive. Like its predecessor, the revised NEP contains policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that generate or handle…

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Guardian Introduces Barrier System at World of Concrete 2024

January 25, 2024

Global height safety leader Guardian is excited to introduce its new Edge Protection Barrier System program at this year’s World of Concrete being held in Las Vegas from January 23-25. Designed as a superior alternative to conventional wood or cable barriers typically used to protect the exterior edge of buildings and interior voids during construction,…

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ToolWatch Rebrands to Align Technologies New Acquisitions

January 24, 2024

Align brings together ToolWatch, busybusy, and Safety Reports After more than three decades in the construction technology space, pioneering construction software provider ToolWatch announced that it has rebranded to Align Technologies to better reflect the company’s current capabilities and position it for future growth. Following a 2021 strategic investment by The Riverside Company, a global…

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ASSP Updates Safety Standard for Communication Structures

November 16, 2023

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a revision to a voluntary national consensus safety standard that involves communication structures, which can present many risks for workers across the country. The updated ANSI/ASSP A10.48 standard will be effective on January 1, covering the latest safety practices and training recommendations for the construction, demolition,…

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Clayco Improves Worker Safety With New Safety Helmet

November 2, 2023

Clayco workers will be safer on the job thanks to a new partnership with STUDSON to bring a first-of-its-kind safety helmet to its employees across North America. The new protective gear from North American safety helmet innovator STUDSON provides better protection than standard hard hats for employees of Clayco, the full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and…

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PPE Considerations for the Construction Industry

November 1, 2023

Top Tips for Every Safety Manager to Keep in Mind By Tito Warren, Contributor In the fast-paced world of construction, personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in safeguarding workers from potential hazards. While PPE is important across various industries, the construction sector requires specific considerations to establish an effective safety program. In this…

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Tingley Announces White Boot Additions to Knee Boots

October 20, 2023

Tingley announces a white boot addition to the Pilot G2 brand of PVC knee boots in both plain toe and composite safety toe options. These 15” height boots feature an upper that remains flexible even in cold temperatures and a removable insole that wicks perspiration to help keep feet dry and comfortable all day. Compared to many other PVC…

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ABCDs of Fall Safety for Construction Workers

September 29, 2023

By Rick Pedley, Contributor Trips and falls are one of the most common workplace injuries and can happen on all kinds of job sites, which is why OSHA requires that fall protection is provided to construction workers who are working six feet above the ground. Even the most careful construction workers aren’t immune to accidents.…

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The Most Common Workplace Hazards in Manufacturing and How Workers Can Protect Themselves

September 29, 2023

By Joe Brandel and Jim Huebner, Contributors Those working in the manufacturing industry face a number of hazards on a daily basis; in 2019, a total of 846,700 injuries occurred on the job[1]. What’s more, these injuries account for a total of 15% of the private sector’s nonfatal injuries and illnesses[2]. The most common causes…

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Guide to a Safe Lockout/Tagout

September 29, 2023

By Rick Pedley, Contributor Construction crews are required to lockout/tagout (LOTO) equipment while making repairs or conducting maintenance to prevent machines or equipment from energizing, starting up, or releasing hazardous energy. Any mechanical movement during the maintenance process can lead to severe injury, potentially catching the worker’s fingers, hands, arm, or clothing. The person making…

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