Construction

Five Things to Know for an Effective Written Respiratory Program

June 22, 2020

Robin Regan, Contributor Whether you work in construction, chemical/pharmaceuticals, healthcare or confined spaces, the risk of exposure to respiratory hazards is inevitable. Just because it’s not always visible, protection against these hazards is more than a nuisance—exposure to dust, gases and vapors can lead to serious, life-threatening diseases. There is no “one-mask-fits-all” approach to respiratory…

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Use Hi-Visibility Apparel to Protect Employees

April 13, 2020

By Mark Stromme, Contributor Employees are valuable assets to your company, and you’re required to protect them from hazards. Many hazards are obvious, such as getting electrocuted from exposed wiring or falling off a mezzanine or loading dock. However, some hazards may not be as evident. One example would be employees who might not see…

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CPWR Announces Virtual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents in Construction

April 1, 2020

Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers,[1]  and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[2] According to OSHA, the four most common struck-by hazards are being struck-by a flying, falling, swinging, or rolling object. The NORA Construction Sector Council is undertaking a number of initiatives to increase awareness of struck-by hazards and…

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Big Data: Transforming Construction, One ERP at a Time

July 16, 2019

Mike Vidas, Contributor Big data has changed the way companies operate across almost every sector, and the construction industry is no exception. As anyone in the field knows, construction is a time-consuming and costly process that involves complex projects and thin profit margins. With so many variables to account for—employees, suppliers, subcontractors and logistics—accurately budgeting,…

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Improving a Construction Site, One Safety Measure at a Time

March 12, 2019

Dr. Kevan Orvitz, Founder & President of MEGAComfort They say, “time is money,” and this can be taken quite literally in the construction industry. The constant pressure that crews and project managers face to meet deadlines, all while staying in budget, often cause safety to fall to the wayside once boots hit the ground. As…

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Fabric Structures: Engineered Solution for Any Construction Site

March 12, 2019

Priyanka Templeton, Contributing Editor Construction sites can be full of potential dangers and uncertainty, especially when taking into consideration weather conditions, site location and the equipment being used. That is why it’s imperative that construction companies and the equipment they use are always kept safe and secure. Job site injuries can occur, if better safety…

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Modular Cleanlabs

May 31, 2018

Modular Clean Labs feature a modular construction design that is cost effective and time efficient compared to traditional construction.  An entire laboratory workspace is pre-engineered including the structure and the lab furniture/fume hoods to outfit the interior. Modular Clean Labs’ wall panels have a white fiberglass surface for chemical resistance and excellent light reflectivity. Because…

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Ergodyne Addresses Two Safety Hazards with One New At-Heights Solution

March 5, 2018

With the buildup to the fast-approaching construction season comes a renewed awareness of the hazards faced by construction crews, along with interest in the education, training and technology needed to help mitigate them. In a move addressing two of those hazards—dropped objects and heat stress—Ergodyne has announced the release of the Squids® 3775 Can/Bottle Holder & Trap,…

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Ergodyne Offers More Relief from Summer Heat with Chill-Its®Additions

February 19, 2018

As a historic winter continues to keep much of North America locked in a deep freeze, the opposite extremes of summer may seem like a welcome respite to many. But for those making their living in the elements (and high-temperature indoor environments), the summer heat offers no break from on-the-job hazards, with the Bureau of…

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ESI receives Platinum for Zero Recordable Accidents

February 19, 2018

The Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC) has given ESI Constructors, Inc. its 2017 Platinum Award of Honor.  This honorary acknowledgment was presented to qualified ABC Members to mark their Zero Lost Time & Zero Recordable Accident Records. ABC honors its members who operate for a year without a recordable accident or lost time…

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