Construction

Dangers of Poor Communication on a Construction Site

September 29, 2023

By Robert Pieters, Contributor Excessive heat or cold, hazardous materials, slips and falls – these are just a few of the daily challenges facing today’s construction crews. Despite an increase in education, the industry continues to struggle with workplace safety, according to OSHA data. Construction can be dangerous, but by taking some important steps, significant…

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Dangers of Poor Communication on a Construction Site

September 29, 2023

By Rick Farrell, Contributor Employers and workers in the construction field face a range of challenges, from labor shortages to poor organization. Another common issue that affects the construction industry is poor communication, which can lead to project delays, mistakes on the job site, severe injuries, and even fatalities. This guide delves deeper into the…

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Women Pave the Way in Construction Industry

September 29, 2023

By Nikki Johnson, Contributor Women hold a growing fraction of the construction industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 9% women reported in 2022 44% are in construction management 13% own a construction-related company Who Are the Trailblazers? With women entering the construction field at increasing rates, who do we have to thank…

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Bollé Safety Earns EcoVadis Gold Medal Sustainability Accreditation

September 22, 2023

Bollé Safety is proud to announce that its European division has been awarded a prestigious EcoVadis sustainability Gold Medal accreditation. This recognition places the company amongst the Top 5 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis in more than 175 countries worldwide, and underscores Bollé Safety’s dedication to sustainability and responsible business practices. Part of the…

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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) General Industry – Regulation 29 CFR 1910.147

September 12, 2023

Enforcement from Oct. 2021-Sept. 2022 Total citations: 2,129 Total inspections: 1,170 Total proposed penalties: $14,812,924 Most Frequently Violated OSHA Standard Ranking – Number 6 Industries most often violating LOTO standard: Manufacturing: 1,587 citations, 870 violations, $11,255,690 in proposed penalties Wholesale Trade: 149, 82, $838,598 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: 78, 37,…

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Q&A for DFP Safety Corp.

August 29, 2023

Tell us a little about DFP Safety Corp.’s origins. How did the company come to be focused on height safety, specifically? DFP Safety Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of DFP Impex Limited, a UK company created to be the global licensee for DEWALT Fall Protection.  Stanley Black and Decker chose us to be their…

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PPE Manufacturer Ergodyne Announces New Cut-Resistant Gloves

August 3, 2023

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 70 percent of all job-related hand injuries can be attributed to workers deciding to forgo proper hand protection. And for safety work gear manufacturer Ergodyne, this eye-opening stat is a rally point for developing work gloves aimed at the most basic of goals: to get worn. The…

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Department of Labor Announces Extreme Heat Hazard Alert, Steps Up Enforcement

July 31, 2023

Federal law requires employers to provide safe, healthy working conditions The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a heat hazard alert to remind employers of their obligation to protect workers against heat illness or injury in outdoor and indoor workplaces. The department also announced that OSHA will intensify its enforcement…

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Safety You Can See: Visual Communication for Construction Sites

July 25, 2023

By: Kevin Fipps, Contributor In the bustling world of construction, where ambition meets skill, one factor must never be compromised: safety first. In 2020, 1,008 construction workers were killed in workplace accidents, representing 21% of all fatal occupational injuries. 368 from slips, trips and falls 247 transportation related 153 from contact with objects and/or equipment…

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Solar PV Installation Safety

July 14, 2023

By Brianne Deerwester, Contributor The dependence on modern electronic devices and the rapid advancements made to emerging technology has significantly increased the energy demands placed on homes and commercial buildings. Adapting to the ever-evolving future of energy requires efficient and clean energy. Energy storage systems and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels can allow you to tap…

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