Construction

Ten Steps to Reduce the “Focus Four” and Increase Construction Jobsite Safety

February 16, 2022

By: James Strohecker, Contributor OSHA construction compliance is a key element for maintaining a safe jobsite. According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at over 250,000 construction sites each day. With the inherently hazardous work, it’s no surprise that the construction industry has a fatality rate that is higher than the national average among…

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The Matter Of Safety In The History Of The Construction Industry

February 16, 2022

By Joe Egan, Contributor The construction industry is one of the oldest activities created by human beings. It started at the beginning of mankind thousands of years ago when we developed the ability to reason: the cognitive ability to draw a conclusion based on the experience or use of tools or other available material. With…

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How To Avoid OSHA’s “Focus 4” Construction Hazards

February 16, 2022

By Rick Pedley, Contributor The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S. Workers face the risk of injury when completing various tasks and working with or around industrial equipment. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created the “Focus 4” Construction Hazards to help workers and managers prevent certain…

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Beyond ANSI Type R: Why Choosing Better High-Visibility Solutions for Winter Work Zones Matters

February 16, 2022

By Amanda Mielke, Contributor Winter highway conditions can be dangerous, but premium high-visibility safety wear with unique features to enhance visibility can help protect work zone crews from injuries. As if highway work zones weren’t dangerous enough, adding winter conditions like slippery roads, blowing rain or snow, and cold temperatures can increase the risks for…

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Four Steps to Creating Safer Work Zones

February 16, 2022

By: Scott Fowler, ASSP Content Specialist Roadway work zones are some of the busiest, and potentially most hazardous, work environments you can find, as workers perform tasks in close proximity to vehicles that are often traveling at high speeds. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 842 work zone fatalities took place in the U.S. in 2019, an 11%…

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New OSHA Compliance Aid Published

February 1, 2022

A new book designed to assist employers with their OSHA compliance responsibilities in the Construction Industry has been published by OSHA Nation, a Washington, D.C. management consulting firm. Entitled “The OSHA Answer Book for the Construction Industry”, this 260-page book contains a comprehensive, yet plain-English explanation of OSHA inspections, Recordkeeping, standards, citations and penalties. The…

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Guardhat Doubles Revenue as Companies Prioritize ESG, Worker Safety Investments

January 27, 2022

Guardhat, a pioneer of end-to-end connected worker solutions, announced it doubled revenue in 2021, year-over-year, and ended the year with over $30M in orders under contract. Industrial organizations sought its unified platform to keep frontline workers safe and connected. The Guardhat Platform has quickly become the platform of choice among high-risk industrial operations – including the oil…

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FAD Equipment Store Customers Laud New Load Cell Apps

January 25, 2022

Users of Crosby Straightpoint load cells can download two new Bluetooth apps to capture data. The HHP and COLT3 Android or iOS apps are free-to-download and can be activated with a free activation code. The HHP is for use with the Bluelink, ChainSafe, and Towcell, while the COLT3—with new elevator function—is for use with the…

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Safety Professionals Turn to ASSP for Knowledge

December 15, 2021

In addition to being a leading resource for occupational safety and health conferences, industry standards, education courses and networking opportunities, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the place to go for books and technical publications that cover every facet of workplace safety. And now is when safety professionals worldwide can find the best…

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Protective Industrial Products Inc. Acquires Bisley Workwear – A Leader in Innovative and Ethically Sourced Safety Apparel

December 3, 2021

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (“PIP®”), a global leader in hand protection and PPE for the industrial, construction, mining and retail markets, proudly announces that a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire DJG Corporation Pty Ltd., the parent company of Bisley Workwear (“Bisley”), headquartered outside of Sydney, Australia. The transaction is expected to close towards…

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