Construction

Eight Ways to Minimize Safety Risks on Construction Sites

February 28, 2024

By Robin Kix, Contributor The construction industry accounts for a high proportion of workplace fatalities and injuries each year. In 2020, the most recent year for which data is available, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that falls, slips, and trips accounted for 35.3% of workplace deaths1 and 21,400 nonfatal injuries among construction…

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Building Future Leaders through a Culture Committed to Safety and Mentorship

February 28, 2024

By David Frazier, Contributor Beyond employing and equipping talent with strong skillsets, the core element of building a successful business is derived from the culture and role modeling demonstrated to your workforce. According to Forbes, companies with a robust culture have up to 72% higher employee engagement than those whose cultures are misaligned or need improvement.[1] Right now,…

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Construction Forecast 2024

February 28, 2024

Navigating a Tricky Economic Terrain By Phillip M. Perry, Contributor Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. Like airline travelers bracing for expected turbulence, the construction industry is preparing for a tricky operating environment in 2024. On the upside, the economy will continue to grow, although at a slower pace. Consumers and businesses are…

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Climbing the Ladder to Success, Safely

February 27, 2024

Ladder Safety Month is in March but safety training is available online all year long By Susan Orenga, Contributor There are a host of statistics that paint a picture of why ladder safety training is so necessary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ladder deaths accounted for 161 on-the-job fatalities in 2020, the…

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The Best Practices for Head Protection PPE that Are Commonly Overlooked

February 27, 2024

By Joe Brandel, Contributor For workers, construction is one of the most dangerous professions out there. The industry is ranked fourth on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) list of most dangerous jobs.[1] According to OSHA, the four leading hazards, or “Fatal Four,” that construction workers face on job sites include falls, being struck…

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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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